The ‘Senjari Rangers’, protectors of shrines FUNDRAISING PART 1

Today the Senjari Rangers began fashioning bracelets to aid in the effort to rebuild Sulsaemit Shrine. Tomorrow we start the process of cleaning out the shrine. Several fundraising ideas are in the works and further planning for the actual reconstruction of the shrine will happen as these get under way. Sen jari is an expression in Jeju-eo, the Unesco-recognized, endangered,…

Isn’t It Time to Talk About the Desecrated Shrine at Juksung? Jeju Island, South Korea.

Fourteen months ago a shamanistic shrine in Juksung Village, Jeju Island, South Korea was deliberately desecrated. Lunar January, the ceremonial period when the elderly make offerings is about 6 weeks away. So far, there have been no efforts to repair the shrine and little media coverage. I interviewed locals over the period of a year. I will be telling their story as part of a new edit of my documentary project on Jeju Island’s shrines.