The 20th Century Stamp Series 8

C1734a:Helen Keller
visited Japan
C1734b-c: Successful flights of
Japanese airplanes
Civilian Uniforms
Yamamoto Yuuzo
C1734f: Film
C1734g:Futabayama 1734h: Sawamura Eiji C1734i: "Tareka
kokyowo omowazaru"
Munakata Shikou

IssueThe 20th Century Stamp Series 8
Date of Issue23 March 2000 (Heisei 12)
DenominationsC1734b-c: 50 yen x 2
80 yen x 8
Quantity7,000,000 copies each (7,000,000 sheets)
DesignsC1734a: Hellen Keller
visited Japan
C1734b: Kamikazegou
C1734c: NippongouC1734d: Civilian uniforms
during the wars
C1734e: Yamamoto YuuzoC1734f: Film "Aizen-katsura"
C1734g: FutabayamaC1734h: Sawamura Eiji
C1734i: "Tareka kokyowo omowazaru"C1734j: Munakata Shikou
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colours
SheetA sheet of ten stamps (Picture of the sheet)
DesignerMorita Motoharu
The First Day of
Issue Postmark
Ise Post Office

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)
The eighth issue depicts the nine subjects, which represent the years from 1937 to 1940.
C1734a: Helen Ketter (1880-1968) visited Japan in 1937.
C1734b: Succesful flight of Kamikazegou, Japanese airplane, from Tokyo to London (1937).
C1734c: World-circling flight of Nippongou, for 56 days (194 hours) (1939).
C1734d: "Senninbari (thousand-stitch)" cloth was a protective amulet given to soldiers leaving for the war in China. It was a strip of white cloth embellished by 1,000 women with 1,000 stitches (French knots) sewn with red thread. Red was traditionally an auspicious colour. "Monpe" and "kokuhimfuku," national uniforms for civilians during the wars.
C1734e: Novel "Robouno ishi (Wayside stones)" by Yamamoto Yuuzo (1887-1974).
C1734f: Film "Aizen-katsura" (1938).
C1734g: Futabayama (1912-1968) was a Sumo wrestler, 35th grand sumo champion (yokozuna).He won 80.2 percent of his matches and between 1936 and 1939 won 69 matches in a row, a record that still stands.
C1734h: Sawamura Eiji, prominent baseball player.
C1734i: "Tareka kokyowo omowazaru" (1940) by Saijo Yaso (words) and Koga Masao (music).
C1734j: Munakata Shikou (1903-1975), the woodcut artist in Japan.