South Korea and North Korea have “wrestled” and left! Korean media: nails on the board


The picture shows the scene of Korean folk wrestling. (Yonhap News Agency)

Overseas Network October 29th Recently, South Korea and North Korea each applied to include Korean folklore “wrestling” in the intangible cultural heritage. Although the final result can be finalized around the beginning of December, the Yonhap thinks that the successful outcome of the application has been fixed, but there are still variables in the application of the Korean and Korean respective applications or joint applications.

According to the Yonhap News Agency, the Korean Cultural Relics Agency said on the 29th that the UNESCO Inter-Governmental Committee for the Protection of Non-legacy has recommended that the Korean and Korean folk wrestling be included in the list of representative works of human intangible cultural heritage.


Korean media coverage screenshot (Korea SBS TV station)

It is understood that the evaluation results can be divided into listings, information supplements, and inability to be included in the list. If the evaluation result is “listed”, then at the final committee meeting, wrestling will be listed as a human intangible cultural heritage.

The report pointed out that the success of the Korean wrestling application has already been a matter of fact. Wrestling will also become Korea’s 20th intangible cultural heritage.

Prior to this, the intangible cultural heritage selected by Korea was followed by the ancestral temple rituals and ancestral temple rituals, the sorrows, the Gangneung Dragon Boat Festival, the circle dance, the male temple party performance, the Lingshanzhai, and the Jejumeori Church. Witchcraft, place dance, traditional songs, carpenters, falconry, traditional martial arts roots, traditional craftsmanship, Hanshan ramie textile craft, traditional folk song “Arirang”, winter kimchi culture and Korean farm music, Jeju sea female Culture and so on.


The picture shows Korean female players participating in the wrestling competition. (Yonhap).

What is the existence of wrestling for Korea? According to the Yonhap News Agency, wrestling is currently the national intangible cultural heritage of Korea No. 131. Korean wrestling athletes have straps around the waist and thighs. The athletes grab each other’s belts and use their skills and strength to fall over. This event is common during festivals and celebrations.


Korean folk wrestling data map (Yonhap)

Local time on the 16th, UNESCO When the President of the Republic of Korea, Azule, met with the President of the Republic of Korea, Wen Zai, he expressed his hope that the ROK and the DPRK would jointly declare, so the ROK and the DPRK may reapply with the help of UNESCO. By then, the DPRK and the ROK will jointly apply for wrestling.

The report said that the list of intangible cultural heritage will be finalized at the 13th Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee held in Port Louis, Mauritius from November 26th to December 1st. (Compile / Overseas Network Liu Qiang)

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