Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Rice, Rice Baby, And Don't Forget Your Jaeryae

Jaeryae (Ancestor Offering)
Every year, family members worship their ancestors on the days of their death. Rice cakes must be prepared for this ceremony. Musokhaenguiwha deokui p'ungsok (Exorcisms) Musokhaengui is an exorcism executed by a shaman to expel ghosts and evils, wish for fortunes, and give blessings. Rice cake plays an important role to appease ghosts. Chungp'yeon, kyemyeondeok, geomyeondeok, and geop'ip'at p'yeon are used in this ceremony.

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