The 20th Century Stamp Series 6

C1732a: Eruptions
of Mt. Asama
Kobayashi Takiji
The First Japanese Motorcars
C1732g-h:Tokyo Yushun
(Japan Derby) started

IssueThe 20th Century Stamp Series 6
Date of Issue9 February 2000 (Heisei 12)
Denominations50 yen x 2 (C1732d-e)
80 yen x 8
Quantity7,000,000 copies each (7,000,000 sheets)
DesignsC1732a: Mt. AsamaC1732b: Kobayashi Takiji
C1732c: FashionC1732d: Datsun in 1932
C1732e: Toyoda in 1936C1732f: "Norakuro"
C1732g: Japan Derby startedC1732h: Japan Derby started
C1732i: "Kageo shitaite"C1732j: Military Coups
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colours
Sheetsheet of ten stamps (Picture of the sheet)
Sheet Size140.25 x 212.5 millimeters
DesignerMorita Motoharu
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Nagano Central Post Office

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)
The sixth series depicts the eight subjects, which represent the years from 1929 to 1932.
C1732a: Eruptions of Mt. Aswama (1929-).
C1731b: "Kanikousen (The Factory Ship)"(1929) by Kobayashi Takiji (1903-1933), who was the most famous writer in the Proletarian Literature Movement of the 1920's and 1930's. He was arrested for his Communist Party activities and died as a result of police torture in 1933.
C1731c: Handbags and open-necked shirts.
C1731d: Datsun passenger car (Nissan) in 1932.
C1731e: Toyoda AA passenger car (Toyota) in 1936.
C1731f: "Norakuro (Blackie the Stray)," comic strip, by Tagawa Suihou (1899-1989) started in 1931.
C1731g-h: The Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) started (1932), Wakataka-go (the winning horse in 1932) and Kabutoyama-go (the winning horse in 1933).
C1731i: "Kageo shitaite," popular song by Koga Masao.
C1731j: May 15th Incident (1932) and February 26th Incident (1936), attempted military coups.