Philatelic Week 2000

C1770: ( left ) C1771: ( right )

Issue Philatelic Week 2000
Date of Issue 20 April 2000 (Heisei 12)
Denomination 80 yen
Quantity 25,000,000 copies each
Design "Ryu-ko-zu (dragon and tiger)"
by Morita Motoharu
Image Area 33.0 X 42.0 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colors
Sheet10 stamps ( 5 X 2 )
DesignerMorita Motoharu
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Tokyo Central Post Office
Catalog NO. C1770(left),C1771(right)

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

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(Small Notes for the issue)

The stamp depict "Dragon and Tiger" by Hashimoto Gaho (1835-1908). The painting was exhibited in the 1900 Paris World Exposition and awarded the silver medal. It is in possession of the Imperial Household Agency. Hashimoto Gaho was one of the last Kano school Painters as well as a pioneering modern artist, who introduced new concepts of light and colors to the traditional painting.