More artworks of Chilbul-sa
The spectacular Shinjung [Assembly of Spirits] icon on the west wall of the
Main Hall is quite unique -- besides the usual figures such as San-shin,
Yong-wang and Guardian Generals it includes seven white-bearded
sage-kings, similar to San-shins, and an old man with elongated head --
these probably are the Seven Stars (of the Big Dipper) and the North Star
[Buk-seong-shin], and therefore this Shinjung icon is also a Chil-seong icon
(there is no separate Chil-seong altar/painting in this temple, just as there is none for
San-shin)
-- I don't think that I have ever seen this conflated arrangement before!
Details:
Chil-seong
[Seven Stars of the
Big Dipper]
in the
upper-left
(guy in
triangular hat is a
protective demon)
San-shin below the
Bukseong-shin [North
Star Spirit of Longevity]
Fish-spirit (holding sword) and Yong-wang (holding flaming pearl);
Guardian-General lower/between
Further in this Section -- the
Central-South Sector of Jiri-san
(W of Samshin-bong):
Ssanggye-sa Monastery
Monument by Choi Chi-won
Korea's Green Tea Capital, outside Ssanggye-sa
Guksa-am Hermitage
Bulil Hermitage and Waterfall
the Daeseong Scenic Valley
paintings around the outside of the Main Hall --- Upper series: #1 & #2 of Life of Sakyamuni Buddha;
 Lower series: Munsu-bosal
[Bodhisattva of Wisdom] and #1 of the "10 Ox Pictures" (a famous
instructional artwork of
Seon [Zen, Meditational] Buddhism originating in Sung-Dynasty China)
Upper series: #3, 4, 5 of the Life of Sakyamuni Buddha
Lower series: #2, 3, 4 of the 10 Ox Pictures
Upper series: #6 & #7 of the Life of Sakyamuni Buddha
Lower series: #5 & #6 of the 10 Ox Pictures
Upper series: #8 & #9 of the Life of Sakyamuni Buddha
Lower series: #7 & #8 of the 10 Ox Pictures
Upper: #10 of the Life of Sakyamuni Buddha
Lower: #9 of the 10 Ox Pictures
Upper series: #11 & #12 of Life of Sakyamuni Buddha
Lower series: #10 of the 10 Ox Pictures and Bohyeon-bosal
[Bodhisattva of Benevolent Action]