Views of Seto Inland Sea

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine,
Ondo-no Seto Strait
IssueViews of Seto Inland Sea
Date of Issue17 July 1998 (Heisei 10)
Denomination80 yen x 2
Quantity5,750,000 se-tenant pairs
Itsukushima shrine
Ondo-no seto strait
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 mm, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
Provided by
R251: Miyajima
Town, Hiroshima
R252: Kure City
Sold atPost offices in Chugoku and
the post offices (1) & (2)
on the menu page
First Day of
Issue Postmark
R251: Miyajima
Post Office
R252: Ondo
Post Office

Views of Seto Inland Sea, Pane

IssueViews of Seto Inland Sea, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Quantity370,000 panes
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 mm, vertical
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R252P

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

Taira-no Kiyomori provided lavish support for Itsukushima Shrine (Aki-no Miyajima), building a predecessor of the present large Torii gate 160 meters (525 feet) out into Hiroshima Bay. According to a legend, Ondo-no Seto (Ondo Strait) was created by Taira-no Kiyomori in the 12th century. This important shipping route is spanned by a bridge completed in 1961.