The study of the foundation of the Chosen Shrine Athletic Meeting
- With the focus on its process -
Sung KIM (University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences)
The focus of this study is to clarify the process of the foundation of
the Chosen Shrine
Athletic Meeting in Colonial Korea. The results of this study are as follows:
1 ) As the Chosen Shrine Athletic Meeting needed a large ground, the Keijo ground was
built on the premises.
2 ) The Chosen Sports Association organized and administered the Chosen Shrine
3 ) The Chosen Shrine symbolizing Shintoism in which the emperor was worshipped as a
living god was founded as well. And its ground-breaking ceremony was held on a grand
4 ) The opening ceremony of the Keijo ground and the ground-breaking ceremony of the
Chosen Shrine were held at the same time, and the opening ceremony of the Chosen
Shrine Athletic Meeting was held immediately after them. These ceremonies together
strengthened the festive atmosphere.
5 ) That is the way the Chosen Shrine Athletic Meeting influenced by the Meiji Shrine
Athletic Meeting was organized. Both the Japanese and Korean athletes and players
participated in this Athletic Meeting together, and those who made excellent records
proceeded to the Meiji Shrine Athletic Meeting held in Japan.