The 53rd National Theletic Meet


IssueThe 53rd National Theletic Meet
Date of Issue11 September 1998 (Heisei 10)
Denomination50 yen
Quantity30,000,000 copies
DesignA racing yacht and
Yamayuri (golden-banded lily)
Image Area22.5 x 27.0 mm, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerHarada Ichirou
LayoutMimata Mie
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Yokohama Central Post Office
Catalog No.C1679

Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) & SAKURA Catalog number is adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

The games of the summer and autumn National Athletic Meet are held in Kanagawa for 1998. The stamp depicts a racing yacht (FJ classw) and yamayuri (golden-banded lily), the flower of Kanagawa Prefecture. The FJ class yacht racing is mainly for high-school students.