South Korea and North Korea will wrestle inscription on the Korean media: the success of the inscription has been fixed.

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 South Korea and North Korea will wrestle inscription on the Korean media: the success of the inscription has been fixed.


Oct. 29, overseas network, recently, South Korea and North Korea each applied for the Korean Peninsula folk wrestling included in the intangible cultural heritage. Although the final result can be finalized in early December or so, but the Yonhap believes that the overall success of the application has been decided, but in the Korean and Korean respectively or joint application, there are variables.

The Intergovernmental Committee on the Protection of African Heritage of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recommended that Korean and Korean folk wrestling be included in the list of representatives of human intangible cultural heritage, Yonhap news agency reported.

Korean media report screenshot (Korea SBS TV)

It is understood that the evaluation results can be divided into list, information supplement, can not be included in the list. If the evaluation results are listed, wrestling will be listed as a human intangible cultural heritage at the final Committee meeting.

The report points out that the success of the Korean wrestling application is already a nail in the cake. Wrestling will also become the twentieth intangible cultural heritage of South Korea.

Prior to this, the non-material cultural heritages selected by South Korea were temple sacrifice and temple sacrifice music, Bansoli, Jiangling Dragon Boat Festival, circle dance, male Temple party performance, Lingshanzhai, Jeju Chilmeori Hall witchcraft, Churong dance, traditional songs, carpenters, Falcon hunting, traditional martial arts taeken, traditional skills rope walking, Han Shanramie Flax textile technology, the traditional folk song Arirang, the winter pickle culture and Korean farming music, Jeju Hainu culture and so on.

The picture shows a Korean woman who takes part in wrestling. (Han Lianshe)

How does wrestling exist for Korea? According to Yonhap, wrestling is currently the 131st national intangible cultural heritage of Korea. Korean wrestlers have belts in their waist and thighs. Competitors grasp each others belts, and use skills and strength to throw each other down. This activity is often seen during festivals and celebrations.

Korean folk wrestling data sheet (Han Lianshe)

On the 16th, local time, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azulai met with South Korean President Wen Jae-in and expressed his hope for a joint declaration between the two Koreas. Therefore, the ROK and the DPRK may renew their legacy with the help of UNESCO. At that time, North Korea and South Korea will jointly apply for wrestling. Reported that the list of intangible cultural heritage, will be held in Port Louis, Mauritius from November 26 to December 1 this year, the 13th Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee finalized. Source: overseas web editor: Zhang Xianchao _NN9310

On the 16th, local time, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azulai met with South Korean President Wen Jae-in and expressed his hope for a joint declaration between the two Koreas. Therefore, the ROK and the DPRK may renew their legacy with the help of UNESCO. At that time, North Korea and South Korea will jointly apply for wrestling.

Reported that the list of intangible cultural heritage, will be held in Port Louis, Mauritius from November 26 to December 1 this year, the 13th Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee finalized.