Hub of Busan, City of Happiness
The Dongmo is the representative antiquity of the Bronze Age in Korea. The Dongmo is made by melting copper and pouring it into a stone mold. It is generally comprised of two parts- a blade and a handle. The Dongmo is a weapon for attacking enemies when putting a long wooden stick into the handle.
Padu is a kind of ornament attached to the end of the handle of a bronze or iron sword. The ornament on the tip of handle in this form is very rare and unique. The cast in the complicated form would be made using high-quality bronze.
Poeunsigo, kept in Busan Municipal Library, was definitely a block book published before 1592. It was re-printed after the first edition in 1439 (21st year of King Sejong’s reign). It is highly valuable for studying Korean literature and bibliography as it is the first edition.
The Seonamsa Seated Wooden Amitabha Buddha Statue is estimated as an important material for studying Buddha statues during the Joseon period in terms of its dimension, status, and features.
Dharma’s words kept in Cheonansa Temple is a block book published in Songgwangsa Temple in Suncheon, Jeolla-do in 1577 (10th year of King Seonjo’s reign). It is a kind of annotation. Dharma's words explain that we will be enlightened by Zen practice with a whole heart after cutting all connections, vulgarity, and agony.
Samgwangsa Seated Stone Buddha Statue has high cultural value reflecting the general features and aesthetic awareness of seated stone Buddha statues in the late Joseon period. The statue adopted the standard figure and drapery style which was popular in the 17th and 18th centuries. The statue was made with zeolite, the representative material for stone Buddha statues in the Gyeongsangnam-do region and Busan in the late Joseon period. The whole length of the statue is over 1m. The statue is very big and kept in good condition.