Ja Myung Go

Ja Myung Go


Title: 자명고 / Ja Myung Go
Chinese Title : 女王自鳴鼓
Previously known as: 왕녀 자명고 / Princess Ja Myung Go
Also known as: The Royal Princess of Ja Myung Go / The Story of Self Destruction
Genre: Historical, period, romance
Episodes: 39
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2009-March-09 to 2009-July-21
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55



Legend has it that more than 2000 years ago, the Kingdom of Nangnang possessed a mystical Ja Myung Drum (Ja Myung Go) which will sound by itself when enemies invade. In reality, Ja Myung Go does not represent the drum but instead, is embodied by the King’s daughter, Princess Ja Myung. Princess Ja Myung and Princess Nak-Rang are born on the same day and time to the same father but different mothers. It is predicted that one princess will become the nation’s savior while the other will bring the entire nation down. Using her family’s powerful background, Princess Nak-Rang’s mother successfully establishes her daughter as the savior princess while Princess Ja Myung, who is branded the princess of destruction, escapes death with the help of her mother and grows up among the common folk. When she learns of her true identity, Princess Ja Myung returns to her Kingdom, resulting in a new wave of internal politics and power struggles. Princess Ja Myung and Prince Hodong of the rival state of Goguryeo fall in love but fate has it that they cannot be together. Princess Nak-Rang, who is also in love with the Prince, willingly gives her nation up to him by destroying her Kingdom’s mystical war drum. Princess Ja Myung, fighting to save her nation, finally pierces her sword towards her beloved Prince Hodong…


Jung Ryu Won as Princess Ja Myung
– Lee Young Yoo as Lee Young Yoo as Ja Myung / Pu Ku (child)
Park Min Young as Princess Ra Hee
– Jin Ji Hee as Ra Hee (child)
Jung Kyung Ho as Prince Hodong
– Kang Soo Han as Hodong (child)
– Yeo Jin Goo as Hodong (adolescent)
Moon Sung Geun as King Daemusin
Kim Sung Ryung as Mo Ha So (Ja Myung’s mother)
Hong Yo Seob as Chae Ri (Ja Myung & Ra Hee’s father)
Lee Mi Sook as Wang Ja Shi / Lady Hae (Ra Hee’s mother)
Lee Joo Hyun as Wang Hol
– Park Gun Tae as Wang Hol (child)
Yeo Wook Hwan as Il Poom
– Yoon Chan as Il Poom (child)
Park Hyo Joo as Chi So
Sung Hyun Ah as Song Maesolsoo
Kim Ga Yun as Yeo Rang (Hodong’s aunt)
Lee Han Wie as Woonaru
Hwang Geum Hee as Dong Go Bi
Go Soo Hee as Mo Young Hae (Wang Geng’s wife)
Jo Mi Ryung as Mi Chu (Circus owner)
Kang Ye Sol as So So
Lee Won Jong as Cha Cha Song (Circus owner)
Na Han Il as Wang Geng
Kim Hak Chul as Boo Dal (Wang Geng’s soldier)
Lee Young Bum as Eul Doo Ji (Hodong’s mentor)
Jang Doo Yi as Do Chal
Park Jung Woo as Chu Bal So
Ahn Suk Hwan as (prophet)
Jang Ji Eun
Oh Eun Chan as Hae Ae Woo
Lee Sul Goo as Se Jak
Kim Hyung Mook as General Song Kang

Production Credits

Director: Lee Myung Woo (이명우)
Screenwriter: Jung Sung Hee