|R278: Ryusou||R279: Waraijishi|
|Issue||The 125th Anniversary of Postal Service in Okinawa|
|Date of Issue||23 March 1999 (Heisei 11)|
|Quantity||7,000,000 se-tenant pairs|
|Image Area||22.5 x 33.0 millimeters|
|Printing||Offset in 5 colours|
|Sheet||20 stamps (Two se-tenant pairs x 5)|
|Sold at||Post offices in Okinawa, and|
the appointed post offices (see the menu page)
|First Day of|
|Naha Central Post Office|
|Issue||The 125th Anniversary of|
Postal Service in Okinawa, Pane
|Price||800 yen (80 yen x 10)|
|Pane Size||51.0 x 190.0 millimeters|
|Pane||10 stamps (2 x 5)|
Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) & SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.
Maejima Hisoka, Father of Japanese Postal Service, founded the postal service in Okinawa on 20 March, 1874.
R278:Ryushou, the traditional costume of Okinawa is, different from kimono in the mainland, loose, airly, cool but not slovenly.
R279:Waraijishi, the laughing lions is generally known as shisa, which are figures of lions placed on red-tiled roofs in Okinawa as charms against evil. They look quite humourous and are depicted in the "Traditional Japanese House Series 4, The house of the Nakamuras".