Time to reap rice for king [PHOTOS]

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Time to reap rice for king [PHOTOS]

One of the participants in a traditional rice reaping demonstration threshes the grain in front of Changuijeong in the Ongnyucheon (Jade Stream) area inside the royal Changdeokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Oct. 11. Korea Times photos by Choi Won-suk

Brendon Mulgrew from Australia was one of the participants in the event hosted by the National Institute of Crop Science, a government arm under the Rural Development Administration.

The event derives from Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) when the crops were cultivated from a rice paddy inside the royal palace to wish for successful rice reaping throughout the country each year.

Changuijeong, at the rear of the royal palace and closed to public throughout the year, except for the annual reaping and planting seasons, is administered by the Changdeokgung Palace Office. The authority oversees rice transplanting in spring and in fall the weaving of rice stalks for roofing for Changuijeong, the only grass-roofed house in the palace.
One of the participants in a traditional rice reaping demonstration threshes the grain in front of Changuijeong in the Ongnyucheon (Jade Stream) area inside the royal Changdeokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Oct. 11. Korea Times photos by Choi Won-suk

Brendon Mulgrew from Australia was one of the participants in the event hosted by the National Institute of Crop Science, a government arm under the Rural Development Administration.

The event derives from Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) when the crops were cultivated from a rice paddy inside the royal palace to wish for successful rice reaping throughout the country each year.

Changuijeong, at the rear of the royal palace and closed to public throughout the year, except for the annual reaping and planting seasons, is administered by the Changdeokgung Palace Office. The authority oversees rice transplanting in spring and in fall the weaving of rice stalks for roofing for Changuijeong, the only grass-roofed house in the palace.
Ko Dong-hwan aoshima11@koreatimes.co.kr
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