Samurai Houses in Kakunodate

IssueSamurai Houses in Kakunodate
Date of Issue17 December 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignR373: Samurai Houses in Kakunodate
Quantity 8,000,000 copies
Image Area30.0 x 25.5 millimeters, horizontal
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (5 x 4)
DesignerHironaga Takehiko (painter)
Catalogue No.R373
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Kakunodate Post Office

Samurai Houses in Kakunodate, Pane

Issue Samurai Houses in Kakunodate, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size160.0 x 51.0 millimeter
Sheet10 stamps (5 x 2)
Catalogue No. R373P

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

(Small Notes for the Issue)
The town Kakunodate was founded by the Ashinas, feudal lord of the area, in 1620. The characteristics of the town is its well-preserved Samurai's area in the south of the town, which is clearly bordered by "Hiyoke (the fireproof road)" and distinguished from the folks area in the north. The center of the samurai's area has been appointed as one of the Historic Preservation Districts.

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