Summer Festivals in Touhoku

Sendai Tanabata Festival
Souma Nomaoi Festival
IssueSummer Festivals in Touhoku
PrefectureMiyagi and Fukushima
Date of Issue14 May 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen x 2, (a se-tenant pair of 80 yen)
DesignsR308: Sendai Tanabata FestivalR309: Souma Nomaoi Festival
Quantity 9,000,000 se-tenant pairs
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (two se-tenant pairs x 5)
DesignerR308: Oyama KisaburouR308: Mito Warabe
Sold atPost offices in Touhoku, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Sendai Central Post OfficeHaramachi Post Office

Summer Festivals in Touhoku, Pane

IssueSummer Festivals in Touhoku, Pane
Price800 yen(a se-tenant pair of 80 yen x 5)
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (a se-tenant pair of 80 yen x 5)
Catalog No.R309P

Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog & SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

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.