Chichibu Night Festival

IssueChichibu Night Festival
Date of Issue1 November 2000 (Heisei)
DenominationB>R438: 80 yenR439: 80 yen
DesignsR438: Yatai and fireworksR439: Beautiful Kasahoko
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerItou Takumi ()
Catalogue No.R438-439
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Chichibu Post Office

Chichibu Night Festival, Pane

IssueChichibu Night Festival, Pane
Price800 yen (80 x 10)
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalogue No.R439P

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

(Small Notes for the Issue)
Chichibu Night Festival of Chichibu Shrine is annually held on December 2 and 3, which has the history over three hundred years and is also one of the three hikiyama festivals in Japan. Chichibu Shrine is the protector shrine of the area. People draw the vivid Yatai and the beautiful Kasahoko through the city, and the sky is filled with fireworks.
R438: Yatai (vivid-coloured float) and fireworks
R439: Beautiful Kasahoko (float)
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