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Royal Procession and Banquets

The Joseon dynasty upheld and cultivated the Confucian emphasis on ritual and order as part of the foundation of a stable, peaceful society. 
So important are these rituals and celebrations that they have been recorded throughout centuries in comprehensive detail in writings and paintings that form multi-volume books known as royal protocols (uigwe).  

The uigwe commemorative documentation is so detailed that it is possible even today to reconstruct the ancient ceremonies. These remarkable books serve as vivid and reliable documentation of life in Korea.  

The 1795 ceremonial journey of the king to his father's tomb was so meaningful with its spectacular display and demonstration of filial piety (the Confucian virtue of respect for parents) that it is reenacted by thousands of people annually in Korea today.
The journey has historical significance because King Jeongjo made great efforts to rehabilitate the status of his father, Crown Prince Sado, who had been killed before he could take the crown. The son named his late father King Jangjo.