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When crossing Jamitan (Crape Myrtle Stream) from the Gasa literature hall, one comes to a small path on the left hand side. It causes people to look back on the mid-Joseon dynasty. Steep stairs force climbers to stop for a comfortable breath of fresh air. Looking back, Jisil village seems a peaceful place, and the ridge looks orderly, like when sitting in a basin. Here, silence and freedom get rid of all the worries in the world. The way to Hwanbyeokdang pavilion is quite, restful like the warmth of a bosom and stunning as a shy and beautiful bride. Cousin Kim Yunjae who was in charge of Magistrate of Naju taught the future pupils and established Hwanbyeokdang, where he spent the rest of his days. Hwanbyeokdang means to be covered with blue. The scene is beautiful, fitting to the name. Bamboo grove is splendid behind the pavilion. There is no longer any trace of the large green bamboo forest that once thrived here. There is but a single old crape myrtle tree standing alone. Some of the old pine trees look as if they are covered with the scales of a dragon. The tree has lived for about 100 years and is an awe-inspiring wonder to all. Fog and clouds overlap I hear the sound of water And Geomungo combined Maybe they are taking a drunkard home at sunset The sound of curses is ringing in a sandy place Cf. Geomungo (traditional Korean stringed musical instrument) This poem hung over the entrance to Hwanbyeokdang is the poem "Hwanbyeokdang" written by Lim Eokryeong. One can easily picture the top poets of the time, writing their poems as they drank wine and socialized together. One can also picture what it would be like to live in easy retirement with their good friends because of Kim Yunjae, who enjoyed a life of drinking wine and enjoying Geomungo (traditional Korean stringed musical instrument). He deserves the fame as the birthplace of gasa literature because he was the diligent trainer Songgang Jeong Cheol and Seohadang Kim Seongwon. Hwanbyeokdang is famous for the meeting between Kim Yunjae and Jeong Cheol. Oneday, Kim Yunjae dreamed of a dragon ascending in front of a fishing place. After his uncommon dream, he went down and saw a remarkable boy taking a bath. It was Songgang Jeong Cheol, who had been going to see his sister who lived in Dongbok-myeon, Hwasun-gun. For that reason, he learned many poems and studied for ten years under great masters such as Kim Inhoo, Kobong Gi Daeseung, Songchon Yang Eungjeong and Kim Yunjae until he found a job. The reason Songgang Jeong Cheol developed the peak of gasa literature was because of the scholars and teachers he learnt from. One day Kim Yunjae had his grand-daughter married Jeong Cheol. When leaving Hwanbyeokdang down stone steps before an excellent view, there is a gate opened toward a pair of pine trees at the fishing site. The people are very familiar with the pine tree which became very old and the rock of fishing site. The water of Changgye under the Chodae (fishing site) turned into a swamp and people took the boat play there, and caught lots of fish. The monument of Jeong Cheol’s poem is so moving that it holds visitors back in between the two pine trees. Made a pair of old cows stand on the fishing site, Beneath the place floats a boat on, threw the reeds down So soon passing the riverside red water chestnut flowers blossomed Arrived at the front of the boat in Hwanbyeokdang fishing site Even though time drifts by, people still gather there to look for a fresh appreciation of their ancestors.
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