The foreman of the site conducts a sacrificial ceremony before we begin our first excavations of the season. Although this is not mentioned in the main body of the blog, I thought it is worth bringing to the reader’s attention here. Apparently this offering was given to the appease or ask for blessing of the excavation from the Buddhist(?) spirits. I am inclined to believe that it has something to do with the fusion of Buddhism and shamanic practice in Korea, although I was not able to confirm it. The sacrificial offerings were fish, fruit and traditional Korean alcohol (soju and makgeoli) and the ceremony was performed facing the north, in the direction of Buso Mountain.

The foreman of the site conducts a sacrificial ceremony before we begin our first excavations of the season. Although this is not mentioned in the main body of the blog, I thought it is worth bringing to the reader's attention here. Apparently this offering was given to the appease or ask for blessing of the excavation from the Buddhist(?) spirits. I am inclined to believe that it has something to do with the fusion of Buddhism and shamanic practice in Korea, although I was not able to confirm it. The sacrificial offerings were fish, fruit and traditional Korean alcohol (soju and makgeoli) and the ceremony was performed facing the north, in the direction of Buso Mountain.

 
 

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