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Treading the Earth God

Jisin-bapgi (Kor. 지신밟기, lit. treading the earth god) is a custom of offering sacrifices (gosa, Kor. 고사, Chin. 告祀) to the earth god Jisin (Kor. 지신, Chin. 地神) and praying for good fortune. It is observed during the Great Full Moon Festival (the fifteenth of the first lunar month). Jisin is a guardian deity who oversees the peace and safety of the family and the house in general. Each individual section of the household - the gate; the courtyard; the platform for jars of fermented foods; the outhou

Korean Seasonal Customs
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