The Old Path for Kumano

Tsuzurato Pass
Matsumoto Pass
Umagoshi Pass
Touri Pass
IssueThe Old Path for Kumano
Date of Issue16 April 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen x 4
DesignesR281: Tsuzurato Pass (in spring)R282: Matsumoto Pass (in summer)R283: Umagoshi Pass (in autumn)R284: Touri Pass (in winter)
Quantity 6,875,000 sets
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheetse-tenant strip of four stamps x 5
DesignerShintani Takefumi (Teacher of High School)
Sold atPost offices under Tokai Postal Bureau, and the appointed post offices (see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Kumano Post Office

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

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(Small Notes for Issue)

The old path for Kumano in Mie prefecture used to be the pilgrim road for the people from eastern part of Japan. The stamps depict the four seasons at the mountain passes along the path.