Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expresswa

R237 Oonaruto Bridge R238: Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
IssueKobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway
PrefecturesHyogo and Tokushima
Date of Issue20 March 1998 (Heisei 10)
Denominationse-tenant pair of 80 yen
Quantity11,000,000 se-tenant pairs
DesignsR237: Oonaruto BridgeR238: Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 mm, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignersR237: Kikuchi AkiraR238: Yasuda Yasuyuki
Sold atPost offices in Shikoku, Kinki, and
the post offices (1) and (2)
on the menu page
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Tarumi Post Office
Iwaya Post Office
Naruto Post Office

Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway, Pane

IssueKobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Quantity960,000 panes
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 mm, vertical
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R237P

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

"Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway" was opened to traffic between Kobe and Naruto via Awaji on 5 April 1998. The total length of the expressway is 89 kilometers (60 miles). The stamps depict the bridge and whirling waves (R237) and the bridge in spring (R238).