Saturday, July 19, 2008

Changgyeonggung Stele and Taesil

This photo was taken in the grounds of Changgyeonggung, one of Seoul's historic palaces. The structure at the rear is the taesil (a stone container that is used to store a placenta) of King Seongjong . In front is a stele (a vertical stone pillar with a commemorative inscription) mounted on the back of a turtle.

1 comment:

Murphy_jay said...

I remember seeing on a pamplet informing tourists of some ceremonies re-enacted for storing the placenta of a prince.

It seems to be quite an important agenda.