Gassho-zukuri Farmhouses and Kokiriko Dance

IssueGassho-zukuri Farmhouses and Kokiriko Dance
Date of Issue14 September 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
DesignsGassho-zukuri Farmhouses and Kokiriko Dance
Quantity 6,000,000 copies
Image Area22.5 x 33.0 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerIwata Chouhou (paper craft artist)
Sold atPost offices in Hokuriku, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Taira Post Office
Catalog No.R348

Gassho-zukuri Farmhouses and Kokiriko Dance, Pane

Issue Gassho-zukuri Farmhouses and Kokiriko Dance, Pane
Price800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size51.0 x 190.0 millimeters
Pane10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No.R348P

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

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

Gassho-zukuri Farmhouses in Gokayama area are one of the World Heritages of UNESCO. Kokiriko Dance has a tradition over 1,400 years, which is appointed to Important Intangible Cultural Property in Japan. The dancers hold sasara, wooden pieces threaded together to produce a cracking sound, and dance, which is the offering to the Kaminashi-hakusangu Shrine in the area.