Gyeonggi-do Intangible Cultural Property No. 47 Juseongjang


Everlasting Legacies of Korea

Gyeonggi-do Intangible Cultural Property No. 47 Juseongjang +

Classification Intangible Cultural Property
Designated date 2008.3.24
location Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
Main growth refers to a craftsman with casting technology who melts iron into a mold to make the desired items. To precisely clone and restore artifacts, wax casting is used to create shapes using wax (beehives), which is a representative technique of bronze casting 2400 years ago.

Yi Wan-gyu, the owner of the main growth cripple, started his bronze casting job in the 1970s at the workshop of Oh Hae-ik, the master of metal craftsmanship. He has been working hard to produce various Buddhist items used in front of the Buddha, such as a candlesticks and incense burners, which belong to the realm of Buddhist art, and has become one of the best in related fields.

Meanwhile, he reenacted the Danusemungyeong (National Treasure No. 141), the Seven Wonders of Korea, by developing bronze techniques and studying traditional techniques, and after repeated research, he reproduced the non-wave-type bronze daggers (Joseon Sword) and Danusemung, followed by the trumpet-shaped motives, shield-shaped motives, and Ganduryeong. As a result, he won the Prime Minister's Award at the 32nd Korea Victory Crafts Competition in 2007.


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