Shirakami Mountains

R347: Shirakami Mountains
IssueShirakami Mountains
Date of Issue6 September 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignShirakami Mountains in late autumn
Quantity 8,000,000 copies
Image Area27.0 x 22.5 millimeters
PrintingOffset in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (5 x 4)
DesignerSatou Seiji (Advertisement Design Art Director)
Sold atPost offices in Touhoku, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Aomori Central Post Office
Catalog No.R347

Shirakami Mountains, Pane

IssueShirakami Mountains, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size160.0 x 51.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (5 x 2)
Catalo No.R347P

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Shirakami Mountains are a mountain range covering the area for 1,300 square kilometers on the border of Aomori and Akita prefectures. Among the area, the virgin forests, 169.71 square kilometers, of beech trees, are the object of an active preservation campaign and a World Heritage appointed in December 1993. Three fourths of the area belongs to Aomori prefecture.