Twenty three national and local intangible heritages were newly registered in the DPRK amid the work for preserving intangible heritages encouraged on a nationwide scale.

They include the white ceramics technique with over 1000 year-long history, Korean-style roofing and loach soup of Kaesong City, silk production technology and Korean chess with a thousand and several hundreds year-long history as well as the legend of Sol Juk Hwa, anecdotage of Master Kim nicknamed phoenix, basic movements of Korean dance and haegum (Korean fiddle) making.

Loach soup of Kaesong City

Loach soup of Kaesong City

Now, the number of registered national and local intangible heritages reaches over 100 pieces.

According to Om Won Ho, department director of the National Authority for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, the registration of intangible heritages as national and world cultural heritages is a patriotic work to add luster to the superior spiritual and cultural heritages of the Korean nation.