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Jisinbalggi which translates to "Stepping on the Spirits of the Earth" is a folk play performed by a Nongak band (farmers' music band) going houses to houses. The purpose of this play is to console the spirits of the earth and wish for good luck. The play was performed whenever people felt it's needed but generally it was performed on the day of the first full moon of the lunar year. Depending on the region or purpose, it was referred to as Jisinbalggi, Teobalggi or Geonlip. Jisinbalggi which translates to "Stepping on the Spirits of the Earth" was performed to press down the bad energy of the spirits of the earth that protect the houses and lands. This tradition is still handed down in Gimhae and Gimhae Samjeong Gullipchigi which originated in Samjeong-dong, is studied and preserved by the Samjeong Gullipchigi Preservation Society.
※ Nongak: In broad terms, it refers to musical parade, ritual, labor or play that involves performances using percussion instruments such as ggwaenggwari (small gong), jing (gong), janggu (hourglass-shaped drum) and buk (barrel drum).
※ Source : Official Blog of the Traditional Crafts Promotion Foundation, Encyclopedia of Korean Culture Website (Nongak (農樂)))