Noto Kiriko Festival

IssueNoto Kiriko Festival
Date of Issue11 June 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignNoto Kiriko Festival
Quantity 6,000,000 copies
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerTakayanagi Jouei (paper craft artist)
Sold atPost offices in Hokuriku, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Nanao Post Office
Catalog No.R316

Noto Kiriko Festival, Pane

IssueNoto Kiriko Festival, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 millimeters
Pane20 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R316P

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

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(Small note for the issue)

R316: Kiriko are tall lanterns carried by people, which are a part of the procession of portable shrine for the festival, which often reaches its climax at night. They are also called "Hoto" or "Oakari." In Noto, many towns have their own Kiriko festivals that "Noto Kiriko Festival" is a general name for them. The festival is appointed to be one of the cultural heritages in Japan by Agency for Cultural Affairs.