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Guide to Exhibition Experience

Hyangchon Life

  • Guide to Exhibition Experience
  • No. 5 Hall Elderly Scholar Village
  • Hyangchon Life

This is No.5 Hall, the Elderly Scholar Village exhibition experiencing hall.

Hyangchon Story

  • 4 Major Points of Hyang Chon
    • Dukeubsanggwon-For good things offer each other.
    • Gwasilsanggyu-For wrongdoings regulate each other.
    • Yesoksanggyo-Keep the courtesy when acquainting with others.
    • Hwannansanghyul-For difficulty problems help each other .


  • Yulgok Yi Yi’s Donggeogyesa : At the beginning it states “Brothers share the same parent’s body when being brought into birth so their bodies are one. They must love each other so that their love is true without the separation of yours and mine.” The contents are divided into 7 sections as follows,
    • ① Serve filial duty and worship the ancestors with sincerity,
    • ② The elder brother’s wife who has become a widow should be treated as the top person of the family,
    • ③ Do not keep personal fortune,
    • ④ Treat the wife and mistresses with sincerity,
    • ⑤ One should be polite and respectful to the elderly,
    • ⑥ Love the uncle and cousins as if they were your father and brothers,
    • ⑦ Cordially persuade each other when there is a family affair that needs harmony.


  • Pungsokdos such as Guengjae Kim Deuk Sin’s Ornamentation Training, Danwon Kim Hong Do’s Saecham, Cigarette Chopping etc are briefly explained.
    • Ornamentation Training(治匠鍛鍊)

      Ornamentation Training

      • - Geungjae Kim Deuk Sin
      • - Year Created Unknown
      • - Tint on Paper
      • - 22.4 x 27 cm
    • Saecham of the Danwon Pungsokdo

      Saecham of the Danwon Pungsokdo

      • - Danwon Kim Hong Do
      • - 18th Century
      • - Korean Painting
      • - Paper, Light Color
      • - 39.7 x 26.7 cm
      • - Treasure No.527
    • Pungsok Album Cigarette Chopping

      Pungsok Album Cigarette Chopping

      • - Danwon Kimg Hong Do)
      • - Year Created Unknown
      • - Korean Painting
      • - Tint on Paper
      • - 27 x 22.7 cm

Hohoe Mask Dance

  • This is a space where one can experience the Hahoe mask dance which is a traditional play culture in Andong. Hahoe mask dance is a traditional mask dance that has been passed down from the Andong Hahoe village, and has been selected as intangible cultural asset No.69. As it includes the oriental values it also shows the characteristic of Andong and is an extremely high-level mask dance.
    Hohoe Mask Dance
    • 1) Gaksital
      • It is a mask that a virgin uses in the 3rd section.
      • There are six lump of hair that follow a straight line on the top of the head, and the hair covers the two ears and, with balance of left and right, falls all the way to the chin.
      • The face is covered in flesh tone and on top of that is decorated with powder, and on the two cheeks there are round yeonjis and on the forehead gonji, and the lips are colored in red.
      • The dancer usually wears clothes like a virgin and usually wears yellow jeogori(Korean jacket) and red dress.
    • 2) Yimaetal
      • The skin tone is orange which is the color of a yangban(upper class) and is in the same line of color with Baekjeong mask.
      • It has narrow eyes and the edge of the eye falls low while the wrinkles on the forehead and cheeks are connected which displays a smiley expression.
      • Unlike other masks in the Hahoebyeolsingut, it does not have a chin.
    • 3) Yangbantal
      • This is the mask used in the role of yangban during the Hahoebyeolsingut Mask Play’s fourth section, in the Yangban and Servant Play.
      • When we talk about ‘Korea’s mask’, this is the first mask that comes to our mind.
      • In particular, the expression made from the separated chin is the finest example of Korea’s mask.
      • Even when looking at the appearance, the round curve that appears on the mask resembles the well-off leniency of a yangban.
      • When the actor in the mask comes out during the play, he wears a white dopo(Korean full-dress attire) and a jeongjagwan and holds a fan on one hand.
      • Unlike the yangbantals in the later generations, this mask somehow exerts an atmosphere of power and dignity.
    • 4) Pagyeseungtal
      • This is a mask that is worn in the third section by Pagyeseung(monk that violated the mandates).
      • The face is orange, and there is a trace of black painting on the hair and the eyebrows.
      • On each cheek and on the side of the eyes there are wrinkles and the eyes are narrow showing a smile along with the open mouth which seems suspicious.
      • On the forehead there is a small lump, and it has an Aquiline nose that stands tall. The chin is separately tied with a rope and dangles around. The actor holds a cane and wears a peaked hat, and wears a Buddhist monk’s robe.

Greeting the Guests

  • This is a place where you can learn the manners of greeting guests by copying the actions shown in the monitor, Let’s remove our shoes go up and watch the screen to learn how to bow, eat together, and see the guest out.
  • In Chosun Dynasty the scholars would greet the guests sincerely complying with certain formalities and this was deemed as the most basic virtue one must have.
    Let’s learn the manners related to greeting guests.
    • 1) Watch the screen that is waiting to begin the video.
    • 2) Take a close look at the explanations of manners that come out in the screen.
    • 3) Follow the actions of greeting guests.
    • 4) Practice the contents in real life.

Greeting the Guests

Chajeon Game

  • This is a place where you can personally experience the traditional game that represents Andong. Chajeon game has been played from the past during the Jeongwoldaeboruem(full moon day), and has been selected as the No.24 intangible cultural asset. Two people go up and hold the rope and step on the pedal.
  • When Taejo Wanggeon fought against Gyeonhwon in Habjeongyo, his army used a bundle of large trees which several men would place it on their shoulders to charge forward, and in order to commemorate this event, every Jeongwoldaeboreum people would have a bundle of trees on their shoulders and proceed a game of battle.
    • 1) Two people do it together.
    • 2) Please stand in front of the activation lever.
    • 3) Please try moving the activation lever.
    • 4) You have to do this with a friend.

Chajeon Game