Chaguchagu Umakko and Mt. Iwate


IssueChaguchagu Umakko and Mt. Iwate
Date of Issue24 April 1998 (Heisei 10)
Denomination80 yen
Quantity7,000,000 copies
DesignChaguchagu Umakko
(procession of decorated horses)
and Mt. Iwate
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 mm, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerShibata Soto'o
Sold atPost offices in Touhoku and
the post offices (1) & (2)
on the menu page
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Morioka Central Post Office
Morioka-kita Post Office
Catalog No.tR240

Chaguchagu Umakko and Mt. Iwate, Pane

IssueChaguchagu Umakko and Mt. Iwate, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Quantity260,000 panes
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 mm, vertical
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R240P

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

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R240: "Chaguchagu Umakko" is a procession of decorated horses of "Tango-no sekku (5 May of the lunar calendar)". It is believed that the fest was originally intended to make the working horses rest for a day to thank them. Mt. Iwate is a stratovolcano near Morioka, Iwate.