? Period: May 4 ~ May 6, 2012
? Venue: Yongdusan Park and the Gwangbok-ro
Four hundred years ago, the envoys of the Joseon Tongsinsa went on a voyage of peace and exchange with Japanese neighbors. Today, the 10th anniversary event is marked by the Joseon Tongsinsa International Culture Exchange Project. As well as reviving the Joseon Tongsinsa Parade, the exchange project will host the “I Love Busan” parade, and a special welcome parade of Japanese artists.
Around 2,000 locals and visitors from Japan are expected to take part in the festival. In addition, the Korean Japan Music Festival will see six teams of Korean and Japanese musicians present an exciting performance, while visitors will also be able to check out the Korea Japan Food Festival, a clothes zone, a history theme zone and more.
Haesinje, the ritual conducted to wish a safe journey to the Joseon Tongsinsa envoys, will be reenacted in front of the Joseon Tongsinsa History Hall. Jeonbyeolyeon, the food the envoys ate, will be prepared as well. Also taking place are a quiz, “Joseon Tongsinsa, Ring the Golden Bell”.
Busan Cultural Foundation (051-744-7707)
? How to get there
Metro Line No. 1 to Jagalchi Station. 15 minutes’ walk from the station.