Title: Musical Instruments Series (2nd Issue)
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Stamp Serial#
891 
KPC#
C-595 
MICHEL#
918 
StanGib#
1099 
Scott#
886 
Date of Issue
04/20/1974 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
30 won 
Design
Uuh.
Crouching tiger.
Used to stop orchestra. 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
49mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications is issuing these two stamps as the second part of a series designed to introduce Korea`s traditional musical instruments.

2. Eu This is instrument consists of a crouching wooden tiger which has a row of 27 teeth on its back and a brush made of nine split bamboo sticks. While Tchouk is used to begin the orchestra, Eu is used to stop it. A man beats the tiger on the head three times with one end of the brush and runs the brush along the teeth once. The three beats followed by one brushing are repeated three times before the orchestra stops to play. Together with its counterpart, Tchouk, Eu is introduced into this country during the Koryo period and is still used during ritual ceremonies at the Confucian Temple.