RASKB Tour of Sungkyunkwan Seokjeonje

We stopped in front of Myeongnyundang for a group photo.

One of the Confucianists was assigned to look after foreigner attendees.

Volunteers guarded the Yeongshin, or spirit path. Nobody crosses this while the ceremony is on.

There were also bouncers blocking the way through the spirit entrance of Sinsammun.

Officiants enter.

The eo, or tiger musical instrument.

Although you can't stand on the path, you can stand at its end on the gate portion.

These women look at the threshold.

The mass dance Munmyo Ilmu begins.

There are eight rows of eight, for a total of 64.

They had to do this for about two hours.

We got up on Seomu for a better view.

The Pyeonjong includes 16 bells.

I can't remember the names of all of these.

This pyeongyeong has 16 stone chimes.

This is one of the entrances.

The way up to Daeseongjeon, the Confucian shrine.

This is where officiants wash their hands.

A closer look at the pyeongyeong.

This one old man took his chances at crossing the path, getting by the young female guards.

There was a big screen showing what was going on.

These uniforms with shields and what appear to be axes are supposed to represent warriors.

A bunch of my group bought seonbi robes.

This guy didn't really know what was going on because the pamphlets had too many Chinese characters.

He carried around a sign with a protest message over a land dispute.

The RASKB seonbis.

Our self-appointed guide deonstrated that these rocks were originally used to administer punishments to misbehaving students.

Paul gets a wardrobe adjustment.

Cheryl next.

Seonbis under a tree.

Cheryl looks like she's getting ready for a baptism.

Afterwards, I went for dakgalbi. Weird thing about this sign?

This is how Nels saw it.

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