The 400th Anniversary of Japanese - Dutch Relations


Issue The 400th Anniversary of Japanese - Dutch Relations
Date of Issue 19 April 2000 ( Heisei 12 )
Value 80 yen X 2 , horizontal se-tenant pair
Quantity 11,000,000 copies each
Designs Dutch ship Liefde, Dejima and
Dutch people in the 17th century
Image Area 28.05 X 38.5 millimeters, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colors
Sheet20 stamps ( 5 X 4 )
Original Picture Morita Motoharu
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Usuki Post Office
Catalog NO. C1768 (Left),  C1769 (right)

Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) & SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

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(Small Note for the Issue)

The history of relations between Japan and the Netherland began when the Dutch ship Liefde drifted ashore in bungo Province (now Oita) on April 19,1600. The stamp depicts Liefde taken from Dutch engraving, Dejima, artifical island in Nagasaki Harbor, and Dutchmen in the 17th century drawn in Japan.