Title : Hometown Special: Seoul 
( /Hangul)
Stamp Serial#
2230 
KPC#
C-1708 
MICHEL#
2257 
StanGib#
Not listed 
Scott#
2101a 
Date of Issue
08/01/2002 
Quantity
900,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Songpa Sandaenori (Seoul) 
Designer
Lee, Gi-seok 
Image Area
40mm x 30mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Special stamps featuring the traditional culture and traits of local regions will be issued in commemoration of the PHILAKOREA 2002 World Stamp Exhibition scheduled to be held in Seoul from August 2 to August 11, 2002. These stamps, representing the tangible and intangible cultural themes of 16 local regions in Korea, are designed to promote international relations of local cities as well as the nation's interest in the stamp exhibition.

Hometown Special - Seoul
Songpa Sandaenori is the mask dance usually performed on the first full moon of the lunar year, the Dano festival (on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar year), the July 15th Buddhist rite for the repose of the dead, and Chuseok, the Korean thanksgiving, around two centuries ago when the Songpa town market flourished. The popular themes of these mask dances were the lives of apostate Buddhist monks and conflicts in family relations.