Toki in Sado

R331: (above) Youyou and Yangyang,
R332: Kin, the last native Toki
IssueToki in Sado
Date of Issue16 July 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen x 2
Youyou and Yangyang,
a pair of Toki,
present from China
the last native Toki
Quantity 7,950,000 se-tenant pairs
Image Area27.0 x 22.5 millimeters
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (5 x 4)
provided by
R331: Environment Agency R332: Hanyu Kiyoshi
Sold atPost offices in Shin'etsu, and the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Niiho Post Office

Toki in Sado, Pane

IssueToki in Sado, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size160.0 x 51.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (5 x 2)
Catalog No.R332P
Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) and SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

(Back to Menu)

(Small Notes for the Issue)

There is just one Japanese Toki (Nipponia nippon, Japanese crested ibis) remaining. However, in January 1999, China gave a pair of the bird, Youyou and Yangyang, as a symbol of the friendship between China and Japan. One of their first eggs laid in Japan hatched on 21 May, 1999.