Ooga Lotus

R328: Ooga Lotus
IssueOoga Lotus
Date of Issue16 July 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignOoga Lotus
Quantity 13,000,000 copies
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerNakayama Jirou (Oil Painter)
Sold atPost Offices in Kantou, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Chiba Central Post Office
Catalog No.R328

Ooga Lotus, Pane

Issue Ooga Lotus, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R328P
Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) and SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

Ooga Lotus has grown from the seeds, which were found under the peat deposits in the Kemigawa Welfare Farm of the Tokyo University by Dr. Ooga Ichirou, botanist, in 1951. The seeds are believed to be about 2,000 years old. Ooga Lotus became Natural Monument of Chiba Prefecture in 1954, and the flower of Chiba City in 1993. The stamp also depicts Rengetei Pavilion in Chiba Park.