Traditional Korean Building Museum in Seoul.
There were lots of small museums in Insadong Seoul, as I posted yesterday.
After watching the gallery of prominent painter Park Daesung, I walked along the road to Changdeokgung Palace.
I had posted several times on Changdeokgung palace before. There were villages around Changdeokgung Palace. I had found out the small museum for traditional building construction,
I heard that Korean traditional building had been built without designing blue prints. Traditional buildings in Korea had been built by a Architecture’s design in mind.
Do you believe that such a large size of palace main building was maid by one man’s feeling and design in mind without any papers.
Of course there was no metal materials in building traditional. The main reason the wooden building could’ve lasted for 1000 years was because of there being no metal nails.
The museum I had dropped by was formed by the last traditional master.
He had begun to learn how to build the house since graduation from the elementary school.
He had spent his whole life to learn and build the traditional buildings.
His name is Sin Eungsoo.
The almost of traditional buildings I had posted in my blog were rebuilt and fixed by him, Gyeongbockgung, Changdeokgung and Bulguksa temple an so on.
At the entrance of museum, his face photo was hung on the wall.
As entering into the museum, the small ground was decorated with some traditional stuffs.
One lady welcomed me. It was free to look around. I liked it, free lol.
She explained us on the museum so sincerely.
Then let's look around the inside of the museum.
There was a miniature of Gwanwhamun gate, the main entrance of Gyeongbokgugung.
There were the models of conjunction structure between wooden parts, in the corner.
This decoration part have been to be said the most unique style of Korean traditional architecture in Eastern Asia.
When you look at carefully the lotus flower blowing step by step.
It means that the faith have to grow step by step.
Besides of the miniature of the Gwangwhamun gate, there stood a bell.
The guiding lady explained it a choson traditional style Buddhist bell.
It was first time for me to hear that there were differences in Bell's style according to the ages.
Anyway you can bit the bell, and hear the sound.
The Bell was small, but the sound was awesome.
The sound lasted for several minutes. The very last part of the sound was amazing.
It seemed that the sound was making a sound.
There were so many instruments in other rooms as below.
They have collected so many instruments not only in Korea but also in Japan and China.
If you visit this small museum, the guiding lady will greet you with heart.
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