Yin Gak Sa temple and The Monk Yil Yeon, Mountain God Hall
There are 2 history books on the ancient kingdoms’ history in Korea. Two of them were published in Goryeon dynasty, but the characteristics of those books were little bit different.
One history book contained the myths and the feelings of the ordinary people. And other book was written in formal style. The first book was Sam Guk Yu Sa, and the latter was Sam Guk Sa Ki.
Here Sam Guk means 3 Kingdoms, Shilla, Baek Je and Go Gu Ryeo.
Here Sam Guk Yu Sa was written by the great monk Yil Yeon in this temple Yin Gak Sa temple.
By accident, I dropped by this temple with my colleagues.
The Yin Gak Sa temple was very large in the past, but it was destroyed a lot.
There were only 2 building left in this temple, Geuk Rak Jeon and Mountain God Hall.
In this posting, I'd like introduce the Mountain God Hall. Its style was so impressive. It was very small architecture, but it had its unique characteristics. The painting was also interesting. The mountain god painting in this temple was quite different from others.