Dogo Hot Spa

Originally issued on 1 June 1989 (R4).
For this time, the denomination was changed from 62 yen to 80 yen.

IssueDogo Hot Spa
Date of Issue1 February 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignDogo Hot Spa
Quantity 9,000,000 copies
Image Area27.0 x 22.5 millimeters, horizontal
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (5 x 4)
DesignerSakata Toraichi (Oil Painting Artist)
Sold atPost offices in Shikoku, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Matsuyama Central Post Office
Catalog No.R263

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

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(Small Note for the Issue)

Dogo Hot Spa

Dogo onsen (hot spa) in Matsuyama is one of Japan's oldest spas. It is mentioned in many literary works, including Natsume Soseki's Botchan (1906).
The building of public-operated hot-spring bathhouse (depicted in the stamp) was built in 1894, and is appointed as one of the Important Cultural Properties in Japan. The stamp of the same design was issued on 1 June 1989 (R4), but the denomination was changed from 62 yen to 80 yen for this time.