Gyeongsangbuk-do Intangible Cultural Property No. 22-1 Bonghwa Yugijang


Everlasting Legacies of Korea

Gyeongsangbuk-do Intangible Cultural Property No. 22-1 Bonghwa Yugijang +

Classification Intangible Cultural Property / Traditional Technology / Craft
Designated date 1994.9.29
location Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Bonghwa Yugi has a long history of over 500 years and is the birthplace of organic manufacturing in Korea, which introduced organic manufacturing techniques to many craftsmen across the country.

In particular, it is said that the organic manufacturing method of Anseong was also introduced from the beacon fire. Until the early 19th century, Bonghwa Yugi's reputation was widely known throughout the country, and it was also called the "Notjumgeori." This was due to the fact that charcoal needed to melt iron was easy to produce and the abundant water in Naeseongcheon Stream was a natural location.

However, in 1919, the ban on deforestation in the Taebaek Mountain area and the change of the times at the end of the Japanese Colonial Period were not won, and only two households are maintaining their old reputation.

In other regions, facilities and tools have been modernized, and the trend of losing their old appearance, but the abandonment of the beacon fire still continues the old techniques of handcrafting.


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