Title : POSTAGE STAMP FOR MUSIC SERIES (5th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1560 
KPC#
C-1185 
MICHEL#
1584 
StanGib#
1863 
Scott#
1522 
Date of Issue
03/27/1989 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
80 won 
Design
Doraji 
Designer
Won In-jae 
Image Area
22mm*32mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
One of the special postage stamps that have been issued is a "Music Series" featuring the Korean people's favorite songs, expressive of our national sentiments. As the fifth of the series, the Ministry of Communications issues two kinds of postage stamps, one depicting Arirang, the other Doraji-taryong, two of the most popular national ballads.

Arirang, the basic time of which is "semachi", a form of Korea music rhythm most suitable for our traditional sentiments, is sung with affection by all Koreans, old and young, and rightfully represents the Korean ballad songs. It served as a vent for our suppressed national anger and sorrow during the dark period of Japanese rule of our country.

Doraji-taryong, which originated in the Kyeonggi region during the last days of the Chosum Dynasty, is composed of the pentatonic scale in "semachi" time. The song is clearer and more refreshing than the ballads of other regions and has features that combine to bring about cheerful, soft and sentimental emotion both in singer and hearer.