Traditional Japanese House Series 2

C1636: House of the Babas, C1637: House of the Nakas

IssueTraditional Japanese House Series 2
Date of Issue23 February 1998 (Heisei 10)
Denomination80 yen x 2
Quantity10,000,000 copies each
DesignsC1636: House of the BabasC1637: House of the Nakas
Image Area36.0 x 36.0 mm, square
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
and Intaglio in 1 colour
Sheet20 stamps (two sets of 2 x 5)
PhotographersC1636: Kanematsu FumiakiC1637: Hibi Sadao
EngraversC1636: Uematsu KoujiC1637: Sasaki Hirofumi
First Day of
Issue Postmark
(Hand-struck one)
Matsumoto-minami Post OfficeNara Central Post Office

Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) & SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

Traditional Japanese House Series 2

C1636: The stamp depicts "House of the Babas," which is a typical house around the southwestern part of Nagano prefecture recognized by the decoration on a ridge of roof called "suzume-odoshi (threatening sparrows).
C1637: The stamp depicts "House of the Nakas," a grand house surrounded by double ditches in Nara prefecture, which is appointed as an Important Cultural Property of Japan.