The Mt. Rooster-Dragon Mountain-Spirit Ceremonial Festival
Gyeryong-san Sanshin-je
This page:  photos of the 2001
Northern-Shamanist San-shin Ceremony
This ceremony was held on the afternoon of the day of the Third Full Moon of 2001, at a large
cleared area and stage a few hundred meters in front of
Shinwon-sa [Garden of the Spirits
Temple].   Korea's northern-style Shamanism is quite different from the southern-style; one thing
that distinguishes them is the fevered trance that the Mudang goes into as she handles then
"miraculously" balances (on her trident; top photo) the sacrificial hog.
As the ritual concludes, a farmer's band plays percussion tunes as the crowd (including myself) dances up a storm.  
This is an essential stage in a San-shin-je, ensuring that the blessings sought will flow to everyone present.  
Other performers delivering Shamanic-flavored praise of the character, history and powers of this mountain.