Title : Hometown Special: Kwangju 
( /Hangul)
Stamp Serial#
2248 
KPC#
C-1726 
MICHEL#
2275 
StanGib#
Not listed 
Scott#
2093a 
Date of Issue
08/01/2002 
Quantity
900,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Gossaum Nori Folk Game-Kwangju 
Designer
Park, Eun-kyung 
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 - Kwangju (Cholla-nam-do)
The tug of war game of Gossaum Nori was played during the first full moon of the lunar year. Players placed the 'go' made of huge straw ropes and each side composed of many players pulled to make the other side fall to the ground in order to win.