Obi, Romantic Town

R356 R357
IssueObi, Romantic Town
Date of Issue1 October 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
Designs R356: Taihei Dance and the
front gate of Obi Castle
R357: Shintokudou School
and Jutarou Komura
Quantity 6,000,000 se-tenant pairs
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerYano Mutsuyoshi (Elementary School Teacher)
Sold atPost offices in Kyushu, and the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Obi Post Office

Obi, Romantic Town, Pane

Issue Obi, Romantic Town, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size51.0 x 190 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (a se-tenant pair x 5)
Catalog No.R357P

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

Obi is one of the Historic Preservation Districts in Japan. Taihei Dance, which originated in Edo period, is also Important Intangible Cultural Properties of the prefecture. The bronze statue of Komura Jutarou (1855-1911) is at the site of former Shintoku-dou school, where he studied.