Jongmyo is the name of the shrine where the ancestral spirits of Joseon’s kings and queens are honored with annual memorial rites. The various ritual vessels used in the rites and ceremonies are closely connected with the authority of the rulers honored at the shrine.
Jongmyo(宗廟) is the place to retain the successive kings' tablet.
Jeongjeon is the central building of Jongmyo.
It is now preserves only the kins with meritorious deeds in the Joseon Dynasty.
It is the place where memorial services were performed for those deceased kings.
Jongmyo, along with the rituals where services for the Gods of Earth and Crops were performed, was considered as the most important ritual, and the most significant for the architecture in Korea.
Goblets used for rituals and court ceremonies were called jak[爵 (tripod goblet with a loop handle)], and jakjeom[爵坫 (goblet stand)] were saucers on which goblets were placed.
At grand rituals such as the Royal Ancestral Rites[jongmyo jerye (宗廟祭禮)], three goblets were placed in front of each spirit tablet for three libations of sweet rice wine, white rice wine, and clear rice wine.
NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM OF KOREA