World Heritage the Second Series 2










IssueWorld Heritage the Second Series 2
First DayMarch 23 , 2001
Value800 yen ( 80 yen x 10 )
Quantity3,000,000 sheets
DesignItsukushima Shrine, Maroudo ShrineItsukushima Shrine, Maroudo Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine The main sanctuaryItsukushima Shrine "Lion Dog"
Itsukushima Shrine Maroudo Shrine and PagodaItsukushima Shrine Mask of traditional dance
Itsukushima Shrine Ornamental horseItsukushima Shrine Ornamental horse
Itsukushima Shrine Treasure PagodaItsukushima Shrine Oomoto Shrine
Size28.05 x 33.5 mm28.05 x 33.5 mm
25.0 x 33.5 mm25.0 x 33.5 mm
25.0 x 32.8 mm25.0 x 35.0 mm
25.0 x 33.5 mm25.0 x 33.5 mm
25.0 x 33.5 mm25.0 x 33.5 mm
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colors
Sheet10 stamps Picture of the sheet
PhotographersOkamoto Shigeo
Asaga Susumu
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima Town
DesignerMorita Motoharu ( public services designer )
Catalog No.C1797a-j
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Miyajima Post Office

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

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(Small Note for the Issue)

The second issue depicts Itsukushima-jinja shrine, a shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima in HIroshima Prefecture. Taira-no Kiyomori provided lavish support for the shrine (Aki-no Miyajima), building a predecessor of the present large Torii gate 160 meters (525 feet) out into Hiroshima Bay. Much of the shrine is constructed over water that when the tide rises it appears to be floating.