Sendai Tanabata Festival
Souma Nomaoi Festival
|Issue||Summer Festivals in Touhoku|
|Prefecture||Miyagi and Fukushima|
|Date of Issue||14 May 1999 (Heisei 11)|
|Denomination||80 yen x 2, (a se-tenant pair of 80 yen)|
|Designs||R308: Sendai Tanabata Festival||R309: Souma Nomaoi Festival|
|Quantity||9,000,000 se-tenant pairs|
|Image Area||22.5 x 33.0 millimeters|
|Printing||Photogravure in 5 colours|
|Sheet||20 stamps (two se-tenant pairs x 5)|
|Designer||R308: Oyama Kisaburou||R308: Mito Warabe|
|Sold at||Post offices in Touhoku, and|
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
|First Day of|
|Sendai Central Post Office||Haramachi Post Office|
|Issue||Summer Festivals in Touhoku, Pane|
|Price||800 yen(a se-tenant pair of 80 yen x 5)|
|Pane Size||51.0 x 190.0 millimeters|
|Pane||10 stamps (a se-tenant pair of 80 yen x 5)|
Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog & SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.
R308: Sendai Tanabata Festival is famous for its elaborate decorations. The stamp depicts streamers, folded paper cranes, strips of paper to write Japanese poems on, folding fans, and paper lanterns.
R309: Soma Nomaoi (literally, "wild horse chase") is a festival of traditional armed nights chasing a flag of shrine.