There is the Booyeo BaekJae Kingdom National Museum near the stone pagoda and the stone Buddha statue.
The outside appearance of this museum looks similar to that of Japanese traditional architecture.
The guide told that the ancient Japanese had had a very close relationships with BaekJae Dynasty.
So BaekJae Kingdom had influenced on forming of the Japanese history and culture. So the Emperor of Japan admitted the influence on Royal family. In this point of view, it is not surprising that the style of BaekJae and Japan in the architecture is not so different from each other.
Ancient Japan had received the advanced culture from China through the countries had existed in the Korean peninsular. Among those countries, BaekJae was believed to have the most advanced culture.
As entering into the museum, I saw the emblems on the wall. I don’t know that those emblems can be called the emblems, but those patterns were expressing the Korean traditional cultural background.
Similar to other ancient cultures, the Sun had very important meaning in BaekJae culture.
Especially this 3 legged crow symbolized the Sun. They believed the 3 legged crow was living in the Sun.
Below is the symbol of the sun.
This 3 legged crow myth had been widely spread in Manchuria and Korean peninsular in the ancient times.
The 3 legged crow could be said as the symbol of the Nomadic tribes in the central asian area.
So it is not accident that the logo of Japanese National Soccer team is the 3 legged crow as below.
It means that Japan also had receive the strong influence from the nomadic culture like BaekJae and Gokuryeo Kingdom.
On the other wall there was an another emblem of Chiwoo King which was a god of war in Korean culture. King Chiwoo had influenced on Chinese culture. Actually cultures gave and received the influences each other.
As entering into the museum, the cornerstones of BaekJae dynasty were exhibited.
The upper surface of the cornerstones were well crafted.
The cornerstones seemed to be the key evidence for me to study BaekJae culture.