Monkeys in the Hot Spring


IssueMonkeys in the Hot Spring
Date of Issue13 October 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignMonkeys in the Hot Spring
Quantity 10,000,000 copies
Image Area25.0 x 33.5 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerYanagisawa Kyoko (Paper Craft Artist)
Sold atPost offices in Shin'etsu, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Yudanaka Post Office
Catalog No.R358

Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) and SAKURA Catalog number is adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

Originally, the stamp, one of the first Furusato stamps, was issued on 1 April 1989, by the denomination of 62 yen (No. R1), but for this time, it was issued again by the denomination of 80 yen. It depicts a female macaque and its twin children immersed in the Jigokudani Hot Spring, where monkeys have learned to weather the cold winters by taking to the waters.