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Oeyeondo Island

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The meaning of the name of Oeyeondo(Oeyeon Island) indicates that it is too far from the earth and it looks as if it is covered by the smoke. Oeyeondo is 53km away from the Daecheon Port. You can meet this island when you have get on board a ship for 2 hours. However, you cannot see Oeyeondo easily, even though you almost arrive at this island. Oeyeondo is very mysterious. Just like its name, Oeyeondo has been enveloped in a sea fog frequently. You sometimes feel as if Oeyeondo rises up suddenly. The scale of the island is just 2 hundred thousand pyong. Three mountains from the sea directly get joined together at the boundary of the sea, which makes beautiful scenery and it makes the visitors evoke a sigh of admiration.

This island is the farthest from Boryeong City among 70 islands or so. People have named it Oeyeonyeoldo, as if the island leads the rest of islands.

Ten odd years ago, the fisheries were very developed and it was easy to see the seasonal fish markets in this island. At present, there are 140 households around the estuary. It has been said that Jeonhwoing General settled down here with his followers at BC 202, when Je Kingdom perished and Han Kingdom was established.

That's why people in the island hold a ceremony to Je General every year and pray for a good haul. They believe that the woman and the baby would be safe when the woman delivery the baby if the spirit of Je General is a help to them.

[The present state of Pungeodangnori]
  • Date: the 15th of every January by the lunar calendar
  • Place: Sangnok Forest and village, Oeyeondo Ri, Ocheon Myeon
  • Attendance: 500 citizens or so in Oeyeondo
[The contents of this celbration]
  • Memorial Service by a female shaman: on the evening night, January 14 - ancestral shrine of Jeonhwoing General in the Sangnok Forest
  • PungeoJe: in the morning of the 15th of every January by the lunar calendar - on the beach in fron