The 54th National Athletic Meets

IssueThe 54th National Athletic Meets
Date of Issue10 September 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination50 yen
Quantity27,000,000 copies
DesignGolfer and rindou (gentians)
Image Area22.7 x 27.0 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerMimata Mie (Public Service Stamp Designer)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Kumamoto Central Post Office
Catalog No.C1761

Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) and SAKURA Catalog number is adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

The stamp depicts a golfer and rindou (gentians), the flower of Kumamoto prefecture, where the summer and autumn National Athletic Meets were held in 1999. From this year, golf has been formally included in the meets. It is the first one in these eleven years for the National Athletic Meets to include a formal game after the adoption of bowling in 1988.