Gayajin Yongsinje - Gyeongsangnam-do Intangible Cultural Property No.19


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Gayajin Yongsinje - Gyeongsangnam-do Intangible Cultural Property No.19 +

Classification 1997.01.30
Designated date 1997.1.30
location Yangsan-si,  gyeongsangbuk-do
The Gayajin Yongsinje(a ritual handed down in gayajin for the Sea God) is a national ritual handed down from the Three Kingdoms Period to the Joseon Dynasty, and is a folk game based on the ritual of Gaya Jin Temple in Yangsan.

At first, it was gradually transformed into a ritual for heaven and earth gods, praying to the gods, singing and dancing, and today, it is divided into a ritual and a play, such as Junggut, Chomsayeongje, Yongsopool, and Sashinpuri.

The Gayajin Yongsinje begins with cleaning the shrine and village.
The leader of the team will play the Jisinpuri, and the rest of the party will follow as they walk.

When they return to the altar, they go around the altar and perform a ritual called Gangsinje. It is then supervised to hold the Yongsinje. Before leaving for Yongso, which believed that Yongsin(the Sea God) lives, they set fire to kill all unclean, and Pungmulpae even takes off his shoes and burn them.

While carrying a live pig to be used as a sacrifice to the bow, they pour out a drink when they arrive at Yongso, bow to pray for the well-being and prosperity of the village, and offer a sacrifice to Yongsin.

After coming around Yongso, the game iss over when the altar concluded the offering and the chiksa took off his official uniform.

The Gayajin Yongsinje Festival is a festival in which all villagers participate, and it is important to strengthen the harmony of the residents.☆


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