Beautiful Yamato by Sato Ichiei

R359: Sato Ichiei R360:
"Beautiful Yamato"
IssueBeautiful Yamato by Sato Ichiei
Date of Issue13 October 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen x 2, se-tenant pair
DesignsR359: Sato Ichiei
(painted by Fujii Tokio)
R360: "Beautiful Yamato"
(by Munakata Shikou)
Quantity 5,900,000 se-tenant pairs
Image Area25.5 x 30.0 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (two se-tenant pairs x 5)
Sold atPost offices in Tokai, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Ichinomiya Post Office

Beautiful Yamato by Sato Ichiei, Pane

Issue Beautiful Yamato by Sato Ichiei
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size51.0 x 160.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (se-tenant pair x 5)
Catalog No.R360P
Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) and SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

It marks the centenary of the birth of Sato Ichiei, a poet from Ichinomiya, in 1999. "Yamatoshi uruwashi (beautiful Yamato)" was his masterpiece and published in 1933. Fujii Tokio painted the portrait around 1931. Munakata Shikou was the representative woodcut artist, who was born in Aomori in 1903. The stamp depicts a part of Munakata's "Yamatoshi uruwashi," which was exhibited in 1936.