Ritsurin Park

R343: Ritsurin Park
IssueRitsurin Park
Date of Issue2 August 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignRitsurin Park
Quantity 8,000,000 copies
Image Area22.5 x 27.0 millimeters
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerKikuchi Akira (Illustrator)
Sold atPost offices in Shikoku, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Takamatsu Post Office
Catalog No.R343

Ritsurin Park, Pane

IssueRitsurin Park, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size51.0 x 160.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R343P

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

Ritsurin Park is located at the eastern foot of the hill known as Shiunzan. Originally, it was a villa in chestnut wood (ritsurin) made by a feudal lord. In 1642, Matsudaira Yorishige repaired the villa and the successive feudal lords constantly made the improvements. The park was completed over a century. It was opened to the public in 1875. Its area is 75 hectares (185 acres). The stamp depicts Engetsukyo bridge over Nanko pond and Kikugetsutei pavilion.