150th Anniversary of Opening the Port in Japan "Yokohama"

C2059a C2059b C2059c C2059d
C2059e C2059f
C2059g C2059h C2059i C2059j

Issue 150th Anniversary of Opening the Port in Japan "Yokohama"
First Day June 2, 2009
Value 80 yen x 10, sheet of ten
Designs C2059a - Yokohama Ichiran no Shinkei 1 (detail)
C2059b - Yokohama Ichiran no Shinkei 2 (detail)
C2059c - Night view of Yokohama Port 1
C2059d - Night view of Yokohama Port 2
C2059e - Ships crossing the port 1
C2059f - Ships crossing the port 2
C2059g - Yokohama Bay Bridge
C2059h - Yokohama Kaikou Kinen Kaikan
(Important cultural property)
C2059i - Nippon-maru
C2059j - Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal
Printing Offset in 6 colors
Size a-f : 28.0 x 35.5 mm
g-j : 25.0 x 35.5 mm
Sheet 10 stamps (2 x 5) Sheet
Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) & SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

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(Small Notes for the issue)
In 1854, The Tokugawa shogunate agreed to open the ports in Hakodate, Niigata, Yokohama, Kobe, and Nagasaki as first international trade ports in Japan. In 1859, first three ports of Hakodate, Yokohama, and Nagasaki were opened. To commemorate its 150th anniversary, stamps depict the painting of those days, a night view of each port, and the incorporating elements of western culture within each city.