Saturday, May 22, 2010

South Korea, from Joony

New Year's Greetings Stamp 2009

감사합니다 Joony
  • Title: New Year's Greeting Stamp
  • Stamp No: 2716
  • Country: Korea
  • Date of Issue: 1st December 2009
  • Size of Stamp: 26mm×36mm
  • Sheet Composition: 4 × 5 (140mm×216mm)

The year 2010 is the year of the tiger.
It would be safe to say that of all the animals Koreans treasure, the tiger comes first. The Baekdusan Mountain tiger, which unfortunately is difficult to see nowadays, was the animal that represented our people, and the 1988 Seoul Olympic Game’s mascot was also “Hodori,”- the tiger. As well displayed by such phrases as “once upon a time, when a tiger was smoking~” and “♬ ~ of the tiger that is referred as the king of the mountain∼” that are hummed along continuously from generation to generation, the tiger has been a close and intimate animal in our day-to-day lives.

 *** Discovery: SWAP with Joony

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