Structures of the Cover of Geobukseon for Imjin War

임진왜란 거북선 개판(蓋板)의 구조

  • 홍순구 (순천향대학교 영화애니메이션)
  • Received : 2011.01.12
  • Accepted : 2011.03.18
  • Published : 2011.03.28


Discussion on restoration of Yi Sun-sin's Geobukseon used in sea battles of Imjin War continues. This is because no historical records which we can understand external and internal structure of Geobukseon used in Imjin War do not remain until now. The Geobukseon currently restored based on pictures of woodprint of Jella-jwasuyeong and Tongjaeyeong Geobukseon in Yi-chungmugong Jeonseo published by king's command in the 19th year (1795) of King Jeongjo, but two Geobukseons were built 203 years after Imjin war and not the same as that of Imjin War. Geobukseon that was built by Yi Sun-sin in Imjin War and restored now has many problems in terms of its structure and shape since they do not accord with the records of the literature at that time. Yi Deok-hong's Picture of Hexangonal Ship, drawing Geobukseon in 1593 for the first time was not in it in the study of Geobukseon, but it agrees with Imjin War in terms of the time and in analysis of the structure through picture interpretation and the relationship between Panokseon, Jella-jwasuyeong, and Tongjaeyeong Geobukseon, the center of the upper part of the roof cover is flat, and iron spikes are stuck in the front, back, left and right. The structure and shapes of Geobukseon in the records at the time of Imjin War.


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