Title : Hometown Special: Daegu 
( /Hangul)
Stamp Serial#
2251 
KPC#
C-1729 
MICHEL#
2278 
StanGib#
Not listed 
Scott#
2090b 
Date of Issue
08/01/2002 
Quantity
900,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Seated Statue of Gwangbong Seokjoyeorae (Gatbawi)-Daegu 
Designer
Kim, So-jeong 
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 - Daegu (Tae-gu)
The seated statue of Gwanbong Seokjoyeorae, also known as Gatbawi as it is wearing an enormous 'gat' (Korean hat), is situated on Mt. Palgong at 850 meters above sea level. This stately statue of the Buddha emanating a sense of dignity and mercy stands 5.6 meters high and was built during the era of Unified Shilla.