World Heritage the Second Series 1

C1796a: Shinkyo Bridge

C1796b: Futarasan Shrine

C1796c: Karamon Gate

C1796d: "Kirin"

C1796e: Peacock

C1796f: Sleeping Cat

C1796g: Wind God

C1796h: Thunder God

C1796i-j: Rinnoji Temple

IssueWorld Heritage the Second Series 1
First DayFebruary 23 , 2001
Value800 yen ( 80 yen x 10 )
Quantity3,000,000 sheets
DesignFutarasan Shrine "Shinkyo Bridge"Futarasan Shrine, the main sanctuary
Toshogu Shrine"Karamon Gate"Toshogu Shrine"Kirin"
Toshogu Shrine"Peacock"Toshogu Shrine"Sleeping Cat"
Rinnoji Temple"Wind God"Rinnoji Temple "Thunder God"
Rinnoji Temple the oratoryRinnoji Temple the main sanctuary
Size25.0 x 33.5 mm25.0 x 33.5 mm
25.0 x 33.5 mm25.0 x 33.5 mm
25.0 x 33.5 mm25.0 x 33.5 mm
25.0 x 33.5 mm25.0 x 33.5 mm
28.05 x 33.5 mm28.05 x 33.5 mm
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colors
Sheet10 stamps Picture of the sheet
PhotographersTakafuji Harutoshi ( Toshogu shrine Shinto priest )
Asaga Susumu ( photographer )
Kanematsu Fumiaki ( public service designer )
DesignerMorita Motoharu ( public service designer )
Catalog No.C1796a-j
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Nikko Post Office

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

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(Small Notes for the issue)

A series of stamps was issued depicting the World Heritages in Japan, which were registered according to the UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (the World Heritage Convention) in and after 1994.

The first series depicts the shrines and temple in Nikko. In 782, the priest Shoudou (735-817) founded a temple in Nikko. Later in the Edo period (1600-1868), it became the site of Toshogu, a shrine containing the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of and first Shogun of Tokugawa shogunate.