Cheonan Turtle Play - Cheonan Historical and Cultural Research Laboratory

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Cheonan Turtle Play - Cheonan Historical and Cultural Research Laboratory +

2020.11.28
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Turtle play in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do, is a folk game in which people visit houses on Hangawi to pray for the well-being of their families. It was passed down mainly on the plains, where rice farming was the main focus.

In fact, if you look at the areas where turtle play is handed down, Yeoju, Gwangju, Yongin, Suwon, Pyeongtaek, Chungcheong Province, Asan, Eumseong, Chungju, Cheongju, Haenam in Jeolla Province, and Changnyeong in Gyeongsang Province, centering on Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, south of the Han River.

Among them, Cheonan was one of the most popular areas of turtle play, which was conducted on a natural village basis.

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