My Favourite Song Series 4

C1613: "Medaka-no gakko (school of killifish)," C1614: "Aoi sanmyaku (blue mountains)"

IssueMy Favourite Song Series 4
Date of Issue23 March 1998 (Heisei 10)16 March 1998 (Heisei 10)
DenominationsC1613: 50 yenC1614: 80 yen
QuantityC1613: 20,000,000 copiesC1614: 20,000,000 copies
DesignsC1613: "Medaka-no gakkou
(school of killifish)
C1613: "Aoi sanmyaku"
(blue mountains)
Image Area25.0 x 33.5 mm, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignersC1613: Saigan RyouheiC1614: Anno Mitsumasa
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Nagoya Central Post Office

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

C1613: "Medaka-no gakko (school of killifish)" was composed by Nakata Yoshinao with the words written by Chaki Shigeru. Initially, the stamp was planned to be issued on 16 March 1998. However, owing to the misprinting the name of composer (written Tanaka instead of Nakata) in the sheet margin, the issue date was postponed a week. The error stamps were destroyed.

C1614: "Aoi sanmyaku (blue mountains)" was composed by Hattori Ryoichi and the words by Saijo Yaso (1892-1970). Originally, it was the theme song for a film made in 1949, which was based on a novel by Ishizaka Youjiro (1900-1986), "Aoi sanmyaku."