Taiko-mon Gate of Matsumoto Castle


IssueTaiko-mon Gate of Matsumoto Castle
Date of Issue26 February 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignTaiko-mon Gate of Matsumoto Castle
Quantity 6,000,000 copies
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerMiyaura Shinnosuke (Oil Painter)
Sold atPost offices in Shin'etsu, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Matsumoto Post Office
Catalog No.R286

Taiko-mon Gate of Matsumoto Castle, Pane

IssueTaiko-mon Gate of Matsumoto Castle, Pane
Price800 yen, (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R286P

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

R287 and RP120: Most of the present Matsumoto Castle was build by Kazumasa Ishikawa and his son Yasunaga from 1591 to the middle of Keichou era (1596-1615). Taiko-mon Gate was believed to be built in 1595 by Yasunaga as the gate of the intermediate outworks of the castle, but was destroyed in December 1871. Now the reconstruction of the gate is on the way.