People use persuasion to change other people’s minds. Unlike other games, where teams compete against each other, the Korean traditional tug-of-war game “juldarigi” is played by pulling the opponent instead of pushing away. Yeongsan of South Gyeongsang Province is famous for its tug-of-war game.
Yeongsan juldarigi is the Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 26. It is played by East and West teams representing the female and male side, respectively. Yeongsan residents believe that if the female side wins, their village will have a rich harvest and will be safe the whole year. But that is not to say that the East team loses on purpose. Yeongsan juldarigi is like a power struggle between men and women. This program tells viewers why the victory of the female side in Yeongsan juldarigi symbolizes peace and prosperity and how it resembles the power struggle between men and women.