Hakata Gion Yamagasa

IssueHakata Gion Yamagasa
Date of Issue1 July 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignHakata Gion Yamagasa
Quantity 7,000,000 copies
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters, vertical
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerNishijima Isao (Graphic designer)
Sold atPost offices in Kyushu, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
Catalog No.R327
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Fukuoka Central Post Offices
Hakata Post Office

Hakata Gion Yamagasa, Pane

Issue Hakata Gion Yamagasa, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R327P
Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) and SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

It is generally believed the festival originated in 1241 when, to counter an epidemic that was sweeping the city, Ben'en (posthumous name: Shoichi Kokushi), a Buddhist priest, offered prayers. He also founded Joutenji Temple in Fukuoka. The stamp depicts Yamagasa, decorated float, of Meiji era.