Centenary of Private Higher Education for Women

IssueCentenary of Private Higher Education for Women
Date of Issue22 September 2000 (Heisei 12)
Denomination80 yen
Quantity10,000,000 copies
DesignNaruse Jinzo (top), cherry blossoms and maple leaves
Yoshioka Yayoi (left) and cattleya
Tsuda Umeko and Ume
Image Area25.0 x 38.5 millimeters, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerYomogida Yasuhiro (illustrator)
LayoutTamaki Akira (public service designer of stamps)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Shinjuku Post Office

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

(Small Notes on the Issue)
In 1900, Tsuda Umeko (1864-1929) founded Joshi Eigaku Juku (present Tsuda College), Yoshioka Yayoi (1871-1959) opened Tokyo Joigakko (present Tokyo Women's Medical College) and Naruse Jinzo (1858-1919) founded Nihon Joshi Daigakko (present Japan Women's University). The emblem flowers of the schools are Ume for Tsuda College, cattleya for TWMC and Cherry and maple leaf for JWU.

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