Date of Issue31 July 2000 (Heisei 12)
Demonination80 yen
Size22.5 X 33.0 millimeters
PrintingOffset in 5 colors
Sheet20 stamps ( 4 X 5 )
Designeriihara Kazuo
Catalogue No.R422
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Tokusima Central
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Awa-odori, Pane

Issue Awa-odori, Pane
Price800 yen ( 80 yen X 10 stamps )
Size51.0 X 190.0 millimeters
Sheet10 stamps ( 2 X 5 )
Catalogue No.R422P

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)
"Awa-odori" dance is a variation of the Bon dance traditionally performed in Tokushima Prefecture, which is formerly known as Awa province. It is performed from 12 to 15 August during observance of the Bon festival that as many as 1,000 groups of men and women ( called "ren") parade, dancing to the accompaniment of lutes, flutes and drums.