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Date of Issue : 2021.09.30
Types : 2
Denomination : 430 won
Design :
Stamp No. : 3540
Printing Process
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Size of Stamp : 52 × 36
WholeSheet
Composition
: (2 × 4) + 2
Image Area : 52 × 36
Paper : null
Perforation : 13¾ ×13¼
Printer : POSA
Designer : null
Quantity : 410,000
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Jultagi is a traditional Korean performance of tightrope walking. Performers walk across a 3-cm-thick rope installed between 3-m-tall wooden poles at a distance of 12m apart with accompanying music, jokes and dance. Unlike tightrope walking seen in most countries that concentrates on acrobatics, Korean jultagi is an interactive performance between the acrobat and sidekick engaging in conversation while accompanied by music. Jultagi has received global recognition for its uniqueness and creativity, and it was registered by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage at the sixth session of the Intergovernmental Committee held in Bali, Indonesia in November 2011. Korea Post is issuing the commemorative stamp UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage (Jultagi, Tightrope Walking) to celebrate this occasion. In the past, jultagi performance was held during royal court events as well as on major holidays, including Seollal (lunar Jan. 1), Daeboreum (lunar Jan. 15), Dano (lunar May 5) and Chuseok (lunar Aug. 15), and large family gatherings. Today, we can witness jultagi during local festivals in spring and fall, and it remains beloved and familiar to many as jultagi easily conveys the meaning of its performance through communication and interaction between the performer and audience. Jultagi starts with the wishing for the success and safety of the performance called `julgosa,` and includes about 40 easy to difficult jultagi techniques from walking back and forth to running, rolling, kneeling and sitting with crossed legs. While performing these skills, the performer makes jokes and sings while the thrilled audience gasp in awe. Aside from the exciting dance and music, there is even an added satire of the aristocratic class—combining acrobatic skill with entertainment as a comprehensive art form. The performers consist of the julgwangdae (acrobat), eoritgwangdae (sidekick), samhyeon yukgakjaebi (strings and winds: janggu, gyeop-piri, daegeum, haegeum, and buk). Usually, the acrobat on the rope provides the main show, while the sidekick on the ground exchanges jokes with the audience. In addition, the string and wind musicians play in sync with the acrobatics and jokes using various instruments, such as janggu, piri, daegeum, and haegeum. This commemorative stamp features two acrobats performing accompanied by musicians while the sidekick entertains the audience with jokes in a show put on at the royal palace. We hope this commemorative stamp serves to reveal the true value of jultagi—from the detailed depiction of facial expressions and bodily movements to the interactive communication between the performers and audience.
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