Traditional Japanese House Series 3

C1638: House of the Kowatas, C1639: House of the Kamihagas

IssueTraditional Japanese House Series
Date of Issue22 June 1998 (Heisei 10)
Denomination80 yen x 2
Quantity20,000,000 copies each
DesignsC1638: House of
the Kowatas
C1639: House of
the Kamihagas
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)
PhotographerHibi Sadao
EngraversC1638: Sasaki HirofumiC1639: Uematsu Kouji
First Day of
Issue Postmark
(Hand-struck one)
Shinji Post OfficeUchiko Post Office

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

C1638: House of the Kowatas is the one of sake (rice wine) brewer in Shimane Prefecture, which was built in the 18th century. It is known as "Yakumo Honjin (the appointed inn in Yakumo)" that the successive feudal lords of the area used the house when he inspected his country.
C1639: House of the Kamihagas was built at the end of the 19th century in Ehime Prefecture. The characteristics of the house are its windows with grilles and eaves, thick plaster walls, and partial walls covered with square tiles jointed with raised plaster.