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Gijisi Juldarigi

A game using a centipede-shaped rope to drive out bad luck from the centipede-shaped landscape and began among merchants while also played by tens of thousands of people in the marketplace. The rope is made by connecting two 100-meter long male and female ropes and decided a winning team among one representing the upstream area and the other, the downstream. There is no specific record about the origin of Gijisi Juldarigi, however, there are records about the game in The Legend Behind Gijisi Jul

Korean Folk Arts

Five-Colored Ribbons

Osaekcheon, meaning five-colored fabric and comprised of the colors red, green, blue, yellow and white, is worshipped in Korean folk religion as a sacred entity or offered in rituals as sacrifice. Five-colored ribbons are used as offerings for the village guardian deity Seonang; or as banners tied to bamboo staffs for the wind god ritual yeongdeunggosa or for worshipping the boat guardian deity Baeseonang; or for wiping the body of the patient in healing rituals (byeonggut). Osaekcheon is offere

Korean Folk Beliefs

White Ritual Paper

Baekji is the term for sheets of white paper used in shamanic rituals as sacred objects or as offerings, or in soji, the burning of sacred text. White ritual paper symbolizes cleanness and purification, but also serves as a symbolic currency offered to the gods to wish for material wealth. At homes, sheets of white paper are folded as sacred objects in worship rites for Seongju (House Guardian God), Josang (Ancestor God) or Samsin (Goddess of Childbearing). White paper is also added to straw gar

Korean Folk Beliefs
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