The Cultural Heritage Series – Episode 6

The Cultural Heritage Series aims to focus episodically on introducing and celebrating singular aspects of Korea’s cultural traditions. In the sixth episode of this series, we focus on Iri Hyangje Julpungnyu which is a piece of instrumental music handed down in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, depicting the scene of Shakyamuni preaching the Lotus Sutra, at Vulture Peak, Gijjhakuta Hill. Iri Hyangje Julpungnyu, which originated in Iksan in 1958, is played on eight instruments geomungo (six-stringed zither), gayageum (twelve-stringed zither), yanggeum (dulcimer), piri (flute), daegeum (bamboo flute), haegeum (two-stringed fiddle), danso (vertical notched flute) and janggu (hourglass-shaped drum). The composition comprises 15 separate pieces of music.

Iri Hyangje Julpungnyu (String Ensemble of Iri)

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Iri Hyangje Julpungnyu is a piece of instrumental music handed down in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, depicting the scene of Shakyamuni preaching the Lotus Sutra, at Vulture Peak, Gijjhakuta Hill. Iri Hyangje Julpungnyu, which originated in Iksan in 1958, is played on eight instruments geomungo(six-stringed zither), gayageum (twelve-stringed zither), yanggeum (dulcimer), piri (flute), daegeum (bamboo flute), haegeum (two-stringed fiddle), danso (vertical notched flute) and janggu (hourglass-shaped drum). The composition comprises 15 separate pieces of music.

Iri Hyangje Julpungnyu was designated as an Intangible Cultural Heritage asset in 1985.