Men of Culture 1998

C1690: Takizawa Bakin (1767-1848), C1691: Fujiwara Yoshie (1898-1976)

IssueMen of Culture 1998
Date of Issue4 November 1998 (Heisei 10)
Denomination80 yen x 2
Quantity20,000,000 copies each
Takizawa Bakin (1767-1848)
Fujiwara Yoshie (1898-1976)
Image AreaC1690: 25.0 x 35.5 mmC1691: 28.0 x 38.5 mm
PrintingC1690: Photogravure in 4 colours
and Intaglio in 1 colour
C1691: Photogravure in 5 colours
and Intaglio in 1 colour
Sheet10 stamps (2 x 5)
DesignersC1690: Aoki GishouC1691: Oikawa Shigeru
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Tateyama Post OfficeShimonoseki Post Office

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

C1690: Takizawa Bakin (1767-1848) is famous for his historical romance, Nansou Satomi Hakkenden (1814-1842). While composing the celebrated romance he lost his eyesight; the work was completed with the aid of his daughter-in-law in 1841.

C1691: Fujiwara Yoshie (1898-1976) founded Fujiwara Opera in 1934. The company mounted the first full-scale opera produced in Japan.