Willow and Frog

IssueWillow and Frog
Date of Issue20 October 2000 (Heisei 12)
Denomination80 yen
DesignOno-no Michikaze (Tofu) watching willow and frog
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerHattori Yoshi'e (illustrator)
Catalogue No.R431
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Kasugai Post Office

Willow and Frog, Pane

Issue Willow and Frog, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Sheet Size51.0 x 190.0 millimeters
Sheet10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalogue No.R431P

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

(Small Notes for the Issue)
Ono-no Michikaze (Tofu) was one of the three great calligraphers of Heian period together with Fujiwara-no Sukemasa and Fujiwara-no Yukinari. He was born in the present Kasugai City, Aichi Prefecture. It is believed that Michikaze realized the importance of making continuous efforts by watching a frog jumping again and again to reach a willow sprig, which lead him to be a great calligrapher.

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