his son, Song Bangung, was discharged from the military in 1965, they founded
and ran the Taepyeong Crafts Company in their hometown of Taepyeong-dong,
Tongyeong.There were many "najeon" lacquerware workers in Tongyeong
in those days, but few were skilled in cutting.In 1979, at the age of 79, the
value of Master Song Juan's cutting skill was recognized and designated an
National Intangible Cultural Asset to be preserved. However, he passed away two
years later, in 1981, at the age of 81.