Tag Archive: Jongmyo Rites


This ritual (also known as Jongmyo Daejae) is held on the first Sunday of May every year in honor of deceased kings.  Jongmyo’s main hall, Jeongjeon, houses the spirit tablets (shinju) of almost all Kings from the Chosun dynasty.

Getting there: Wait till May, go there.

Wikipedia page on the ritual.

Jongmyo Rite (Jerye)

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