C1636: House of the Babas, C1637: House of the Nakas
|Issue||Traditional Japanese House Series 2|
|Date of Issue||23 February 1998 (Heisei 10)|
|Denomination||80 yen x 2|
|Quantity||10,000,000 copies each|
|Designs||C1636: House of the Babas||C1637: House of the Nakas|
|Image Area||36.0 x 36.0 mm, square|
|Printing||Photogravure in 5 colours|
and Intaglio in 1 colour
|Sheet||20 stamps (two sets of 2 x 5)|
|Photographers||C1636: Kanematsu Fumiaki||C1637: Hibi Sadao|
|Engravers||C1636: Uematsu Kouji||C1637: Sasaki Hirofumi|
|First Day of|
|Matsumoto-minami Post Office||Nara Central Post Office|
Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) & SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.
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.