Men of Culture 2001



IssueMen of Culture 2001
First DayNovember 5, 2001
Value80 yen
Quantity9,000,000 copies9,000,000 copies
DesignsMotoori Norinaga Takemoto Gidayu
Size25.0 x 35.5 mm 25.0 x 35.5 mm
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours and intaglio 1 colour Photogravure in 5 colours and intaglio 1 colour
Sheet10 stamps (2 x 5) 10 stamps (2 x 5)
DesignersMimata Mie
(public service designer)
Oikawa Shigeru
(engraver of the printing bureau)
Catalog No.C1848C1849
First Day of
Issue Postmarks
Matsuzaka Post Office
Tennouji Post Office

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(Small Note for the Issue)

C1848: (Motoori Norinaga, 1730-1801), he was a classical scholar of the late Edo period. The stamp depicts self-portrait at the age of 44 and his handwriting taken from "Kojiki-den."

C1849: (Takemoto Gidayu, 1651-1714), he was an originator of the Gidayu-bushi style of chanting that is associated with the Bunraku professional puppet theater. The stamp depicts his portrait and contemporary illustration.