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Buddhist Sutras Printed Using Traditional Techniques

Posted January. 04, 2008 03:02,   


A copy of the Buddhist sutras is printed by a method used during the Joseon Dynasty through wood printing block of the Cheonggyesa Temple, tangible cultural property No.135. The Gyeonggi Culture Foundation organized the event, which was held at the Cheonggyesa Temple, in Uiwang, Gyeonggi Province, on Wednesday. 445 copies of 18 different books were printed, including Myobeopyeonhwagyeong. The 40,000 pieces of the finest Jeonju Hanji (Korean traditional paper) made from paper mulberry trees and 60 kilograms of ink and 40 kilograms of salt to clean printing blocks were used.