Intangible Cultural Heritage

Intangible Cultural Heritage (무형문화재) – since the promulgation of the 1962 Cultural Property Protection Law, the South Korean government (through its Cultural Heritage Administration) has designated for recognition and preservation those uniquely Korean cultural traditions, practices/rituals, and arts/living expressions from its extensive history. To date, there have been 143 such designations, including Pansori (판소리 at No. 5 – musical storytelling performed by one singer with the accompaniment of a drummer) and Gimjang (김장 at No. 133 – the traditional process of kimchi preparation and preservation). Please also see below links for more information: