Date of Issue16 July 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomionationb80 yen
Quantity 9,900,000 copies
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters, vertical
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerMinagawa Chieko (Traditional Japanese Painter)
Sold atPost Offices in Kinki, and
the appointed offices (see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Miyatsu Post Office
Catalog No.R333
Japanese Stamp Spcialized Catalog (JSCA) & SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

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Amanohashidate, which literally means a bridge to heaven is the sandbar in Miyatsu Bay known for the beauty of its gnarled pine trees. Along with Matsushima and Itsukushima, it is one of the three most famous views in Japan. Its length is 3.6 kilometers (2.2 miles) and the width is 40 to 110 meters (130 to 360 feet). The stamp depicts Amanohashidate viewed from Mt. Nariaisan and bellflowers.