Kokinshu and Shin-Kokinshu Anniversaries

C1995a C1995b


Issue Kokinshu and Shin-Kokinshu Anniversaries
First Day 1 September 2005
Value 80 yen x 2, se-tenant pair
Designs C1995a Ono-no Komachi, waka poet
C1995b Fujiwara-no Sadaie, waka poet (1162-1241)
Size 28.0 x 37.0 mm
Printing Offset in 6 colours
Sheet 10 stamps (2 x 5)
Designer Hoshiyama Ayaka (stamp designer)
Printer Cartor Security Printing


The data are based on the Publicity of Japan Post.

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[Note on the Stamps]
Kokinshu (Collection of Japanese Poems from Ancient and Modern Times) was officially commissioned under Emperor Daigo and completed in 905. Shin-Kokinshu was ordered by retired emperor Gotoba and completed in 1205. Stamps depict the representative poets of the greatest Imperial anthologies of classical Japanese poetry.