Sanshin (Ryukyuan three-stringed banjo)


(Ryukyuan three-stringed banjo)
Date of Issue4 March 1998 (Heisei 10)
Denomination80 yen
Quantity5,600,000 copies
(Ryukyuan three-stringed banjo)
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 mm, vertical
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerChinen Hideyuki
Sold atPost offices in Okinawa, and
the post offices (1) and (2)
on the menu page
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Naha Central Post Office
Catalog No.R235

Sanshin (Ryukyuan three-stringed banjo), Pane

(Ryukyuan three-stringed banjo)
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Quantity370,000 panes
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 mm, vertical
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R235P

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

"Sanshin" is a Ryukyuan musical instrument, a thre-stringed banjo. The stamp depicts "Sanshin," "Teesage (towel)" and Bashoufu (banana plant cloth).