1998 Year of France in Japan


Issue1998 Year of France in Japan
Date of Issue28 April 1998 (Heisei 10)
Denomination110 yen
Quantity16,000,000 copies
Design"La Liberte guidant le peuple"
by Eugene Delacroix
Image Area42.0 x 30.0 mm, horizontal
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colours
Sheet20 stamps (5 x 2)
LayoutMorita Motoharu
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Tokyo Central Post Office
Catalog No.C1670

Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) & SAKURA Catalog number is adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

During the Year of France in Japan, a year from April 1998, both the government of Francfe and private organizations make eforts to introduce the cultures and scientific technologies of France synthetically. France isued a postage stamp commemorating "1997 Annee du Japon" on 6 October 1997. This is the first time for a Japanese postage stamp to depict an European oil painting in possession of France.