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Jongmyodaeje

Internation Cultural Event, Jongmyodaeje

Jongmyojerye is a ritual commemorating the monarchs of the Joseon Dynasty in Jongmyo, and is the greatest and nation's
highest-ranked rite, and thus is referred to as Jongmyodaeje (a great religious rite). Both tangible (Jongmyo) and intangible (Jongmyojerye and Jongmyo Jaeryeak (ritual music)) world cultural heritages may be appreciated. This is a globally unique rite, and was designated by UNESCO as「Masterpieces of the Oral Tradition and Intangible Heritage of Humanity」 in 2001, and was integrated into the “Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage” in 2008.

Introduction to Event

  • Date/Place: The first Sunday in every May (Yeongnyeongjeon rite 09:30-11:30, and Jeongjeon rite 13:00-15:00)
  • Content: Carrying out Jongmyojerye, and reproducing Jongmyo Jaeryeak and Ilmu (a kind of dance).
  • Host: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Properties, Korea
  • Management: Committee of Carrying Out Jongmyodaeje (Jongmyojerye Preservation Society and Jongmyo Jaeryeak Preservation Society)
  • Sponsors: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Korea Tourism Organization, The National Center for
    Korean Traditional Performing Arts, KBS, and MBC
  • Sponsors: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea
  • For More Information: 02-3011-2152

Event Procedures

  • Date/Place: The first Sunday in every May (Yeongnyeongjeon rite 09:30-11:30, and Jeongjeon rite 13:00-15:00)
  • Content: Carrying out Jongmyojerye, and reproducing Jongmyo Jaeryeak and Ilmu (a kind of dance).
  • Host: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Properties, Korea
  • Management: Committee of Carrying Out Jongmyodaeje (Jongmyojerye Preservation Society and Jongmyo Jaeryeak Preservation Society)
  • Sponsors: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Korea Tourism Organization, The National Center for
    Korean Traditional Performing Arts, KBS, and MBC
  • Sponsors: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea
  • For More Information: 02-3011-2152
  • Cheonjorye Photo
  • Ilmu Photo
Jongmyodaeje
Sequence Content Jongmyojeryeak Ilmu
Officant Procession      
Ceremonies Family members and other guests    
Chwiwi      
Shingwanrye Rites for greeting the spirits Botaepyeongjiak (Music of Preservation of the Great Peace) (deungga-the upper terrace orchestra) Botaepyeongjimu (Dance on Preservation of the Great Peace) (munmu-civil dance)
Cheonjorye A procedure for ritual table setting Punganjiak (Heonga)
Choheonrye A procedure of offering the spirits the first winecup Botaepyeongjiak (deungga) Botaepyeongjimu (munmu)
Aheonrye A procedure of offering
the spirits the second
winecup
Jeongdaeeopjiak (music to
praise achievements of
the former kings)
(Heonga- the lower
terrace orchestra)
Jeongdaeeopjimu - (dance to praise achievements of the former kings) (Mumu-military dance)
Jongheonrye A procedure of offering
the spirits the third
winecup
Jeongdaeeopjiak (Heonga) Jeongdaeeopjiak (Mumu)
Eumbokrye A procedure of sharing
the food and wine once
served to the spirits
   
Mangryorye A procedure of burning
invocation sheets and
ramie-fabric tributes
used in the rite
   
Leaving