KIM Chan Hoe
Department Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Asia Pacific Studies Position Professor
|A Study of Jeju Island’s Shaman Song “Segyong Bonpuri”
-In connection with the Japanese myth “Tanabatano Honji(Amewakahikomonogatari)” and its embracement in modern times-
|The Japanese Modern Association of Korea
|Volume, Issue, Page
|This paper suggests the relationship between the Japanese myth “Tanabatano Honji (Amewakahikomonogatari)” and the shaman song of Jeju Island “Segyong Bonpuri” which has rarely been mentioned in previous studies, by comparing “Segyong Bonpuri” and the folktale “Kurongdongdongshinseonbi”. Most Korean researchers have believed that “Segyong Bonpuri” originated from the Yangchuk story, therefore, both are categorized as similar tales. However, this view should be revised due to the lack of evidence. The “Segyong Bonpuri” and the “Kurongdongdongshinseonbi” were originally the same set of tales though they show considerable differences in details. In addition, the story derived from Tanabata depicted in “Tanabatano Honji (Amewakahikomonogatari)” has been embraced in various forms of folk events such as the Tanabata Festival in modern and contemporary Japan.