Gyeongsangnam-do Intangible Cultural Property No. 7 Perspective rope pulling (Tenduring rope pulling) +
||Intangible Cultural Property / Traditional Play and Martial Arts / Play
Gamnae Gejuldanggi was a game played by villagers around the fifteenth day of the first lunar month in Miryang Gamnae, and it can be called a modified game of general village-level tug-of-war. As for the origin of the story, it is said that the village elders made a crab-shaped rope and pulled the winning team to settle the dispute as there were many crabs in Gamcheon area from the old days.
Before the tug-of-war play, we pray for the well-being of the village and the victory in the competition with Dangsan Gut. While the rope is side-lined, the farmers sing Milyang Arirang and dance deotbogeegi dance to boost their excitement, and the farmers will have a preliminary match to pull the row and the jackpot and push the crab catcher away. This game is played in a circle with a diameter of about 2 meters, which looks like a crab's back. A total of 25 people, five from each side, will lie on their shoulders, five from each side, turn their backs against the other, and pull the rope. The winning team will take over as a good crab catcher that year, and at the end, the two teams will unite to hold a pangut.
The Gamnae Crab Puller is an original folk game designed to resolve conflicts between the residents' harmony and nearby villages, and it is characterized by a small number of people holding the rope around their necks and pulling it down on their stomachs.