The Shamanic Spiritual Life of Jeju Island, South Korea’s Traditional Women Free Divers. Short Documentary: The Youngdeung Gods Visit Jeju Island

Every year the Youngdeung Gods visit Jeju Island, South Korea bringing with them strong spring winds. These deities replenish the sea life as they travel their coarse from village to village along the coast. In Hamdeok Village, the shaman Young Cheol Kim presides over the ceremony, a ritualized banquet at which Jeju Island’s famed women divers (haenyo) and fisherman in the village show their appreciation to the island’s shamanic gods.

Short documentary 12 mins/ 2017 Joey Rositano

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jan Sunoo says:

    Great job Joey! Really appreciate your documenting these important events. So precious!


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