Korean shamanism, subjected to control and persecution by state authorities for centuries, is experiencing a startling revival. It was also a moment when anthropology and shamanism gained public recognition in Korean society. In contemporary Korea, where the performing arts industry is large and well established, many people make their living in various areas such as dance, drama, movies, music, and visual arts and so on. In contemporary Korea, traditional values, which were a target of the modernization campaign only a few decades ago, have been re-evaluated in various areas according to the new demands, such as cultural conservation and tourism, of the so-called ‘globalization era’. Shamanism is no exception. It has become a valuable indigenous cultural tradition in the areas of folklore, literature, visual arts, drama, music and tourism, in all of which shamanic ritual is revived as a form of theatrical performance.