Centenary of Japanese Migration to Bolivia

IssueCentenary of Japanese Migration to Bolivia
Date of Issue3 June 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
Quantity18,000,000 copies
DesignDancer of La Diablada
and Lake Titicaca
Image Area28.0 x 38.5 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerShimoda Kouichi (Illustrator)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Yokohama Central Post Office
Catalog No.C1714

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

C1714: The stamp depicts Lake Titicaca and one of the masked characters in the traditional dance of Oruro Carnival, La Diablada. Oruro is a mining town on the high plateau in Bolivia. The town is famous for its carnival, which is called "Devil's Carnival (La Diablada.")
Probably this is the first time for Japanese stamp to depict a devil.