Sweet Cherries

IssueSweet Cherries
Date of Issue26 April 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignSweet Cherries
Quantity 13,000,000 copies
Image Area25.0 x 33.5 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerFukuouji Hourin
Sold atPost offices in Touhoku, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Yamagata Central Post Office
Catalog No.R285 (Original issue: R2)

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

R285: Sweet cherries are of rose family originated and grown in the areas from the western Asia to southeastern Europe. They were imported to Japan in the Meiji era, and grown in Hokkaidou and Touhoku areas. In Japan, 60% of the pomicultural areas for sweet cherries belong to Yamagata.