* Date : 2015-04-02
The first king of Chosun, Taejo Le Seong-gye's soul returns to Seoul in the present
The kings are dead, but there is a place which honors their spirits and celebrates their achievements. It is Jongmyo and the annual celebration event for them is Jongmyo jerye. This solemn tradition follows the traditions of Confucianism which was the dominating philosophy of Asia, but it can no longer be found, not even in China.
Only in Korea is this tradition still carried on for 600 years, and its historical value is recognized by UNESCO as a registered cultural heritage.
Through the eyes of Taejo Lee Seong-gye, we take a look at the magnificent structure of Jongmyo and its solemn celebration.