Fruits of Kanto
||Fruits of Kanto
||September 1, 2006
||80 yen x 5, se-tenant strip of five stamps
||Loquat, and Byobugaura
||Ume(Japanese apricot) and Fukuroda Waterfall
||Apple, and Oze
||Japanese pear, and Nagatoro
||Strawberry, and Kegon Waterfall
||22.5 x 33.0 mm, vertical
||Photogravure in 5 colors
||20 stamps (4 x 5) sheet
||Arai Sonoko (illustrator)
||National Printing Bureau
The data are based on the publicity of Japan Post.
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[Note on the Stamps]
Five different stamps depicting the scenic spots and the representative fruits were issued by five prefectures of Kanto region.
Ume tree is appointed as the prefectural tree of Ibaraki. Mito-Kairakuen park in Ibaraki is famous for its ume blossom throughout Japan.
Tochigi is the greatest producer of strawberry in Japan. Gunma, particularly Numata area is well-known producer of apple.
Saitama is the leading producer of Japanese pear, and Chiba is one of the three major producers of loquat in Japan.