Title : National MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SERIES (2nd Issue).
Stamp Serial#
1673 
KPC#
C-1272 
MICHEL#
1697 
StanGib#
1982 
Scott#
1647 
Date of Issue
02/24/1992 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
100 won 
Design
Chwago 
Designer
Kim, Sang-rak 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing &Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of communications issues the second set of the Stamp series for the National Musical Instrument in 1992, to stimulate the preservation of our traditional culture in the midst of rapid globalization. There are four traditional instruments being introduced in the new issuance.

1. Yonggo (Dragon Drum).
The "Yonggo" is used in the play of military marching music. When the emperor has a trip to the outside of his castle, the "Yonggo" is played acompanied by other music intruments, such as the "T'aep yongso" (conical oboe), the "nabal" (clarion), the "ching" (large gong), the "chabara" (cymbals), and the "Nagak" (Conch Horn).

2. Chwago (Sated Drum).
The "Chawago" is a drum played in a sitting down position. The drum is held up by a carved wooden frame. It is accompanied by wind instruments, it is not, however, compatible with sting instruements. The "Muakdo", a representative traditional painting by Danwon Kim Hong-djo, one of the greatest painters, depicts the "Chwago" being played.

3. Kkwaenggari (sokum, small gong).
The "Kkwaenggwari" is called a "Sokum" (a small percussion intrument) when it is played in a "chongmyojertors" at the ceremony held by the royalty for their ancestors at the "chongmyo", a royal Ancestral Shrine. This instruement, however, is called a "Kkaengwari" by the farmers. The "Kkwaenggawari" is used to signify beginning, the end of a song, and tunes where it leads the rhythm.

4. T'ukchong (Single Bell Chime).
The "T'ukchong" is also used in the "Chongmyojereak" as the instrument that signals the beginning of the special ceremonial music. The bell is struck by "Kakt-we" or "Kakchew", (a large drum stick with a cow horn tip), to make it sound.