Toukamachi Snow Festival

IssueToukamachi Snow Festival
Date of Issue12 February 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
Design"Stage of Snow" in 1981
Quantity 8,000,000 copies
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
provided by
Toukamachi City
Sold atPost offices in Shin'etsu, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First day of
Issue Postmark
Toukamachi Post Office
Catalog No.R272

Toukamachi Snow Festival, Pane

IssueToukamachi Snow Festival, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R272P

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

The first Toukamachi Snow Festival was held in 1950. Its main attraction is the "Carnival on the snow," which consists of snow, kimono (Japanese traditional costumes), and fireworks. The stamp depicts the "Stage of Snow" for the 32nd festival, in 1981, the largest building ever made by snow in the Guiness Book of Records. The 50th festival is held on 19 to 21 February 1999, in Toukamachi City, Niigata.