Gion Festival in Hira


IssueGion Festival in Hira
Date of Issue1 July 1998 (Heisei 10)
Denomination50 yen
Quantity5,800,000 copies
DesignGion Festival in Hira
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 mm, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerIwasawa Shigeo
Sold atPost Offices in Kyushu and
the post offices (1) & (2)
on the menu page
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Hita Post Office
Catalog No.R248

Gion Festival in Hira, Pane

IssueGion Festival in Hira, Pane
Price500 yen (50 yen x 10)
Quantity370,000 panes
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 mm, vertical
Pane10 stamps (5 x 2)
Catalog No.R248P

Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog & SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

R248: Hita Gion festival has a tradition for 300 years since Edo period. It is held annually on Saturday and Sunday after 20 July. It became Important Intangible Folk-Cultural Properties on 20 December 1996.