Tojinbo and Echizen Crab

R367: Echizen crab R368: Tojinbou cliff
IssueTojinbo and Echizen Crab
Date of Issue4 November 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignR367: Echizen crabR368: Tojinbou cliff
Quantity 6,000,000 se-tenant pairs
Image Area22.5 x 27.0 millimeters
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerMitsuhiro Shida
(Traditional Japanese Painter)
Sold atPost offices in Hokuriku, and
the appointed post ofices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Mikuni Post Office

Tojinbo and Echizen Crab, Pane

Issue Tojinbo and Echizen Crab, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size51.0 x 160.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R368P
Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) and SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

Tojinbo is on the Sea of Japan, Fukui Prefecture. Pillarlike joints of pyrozene andesite thrust up about 25 meters (80 feet) high from the sea. Echizen crab is the local name of Zuwai crab (Chionoecetes opilio), of which season begins in November. Echizen crab is one of the important marine products in the area.