Kawazu Cherry Blossoms

R673a R673b

Issue Kawazu Cherry Blossoms
Prefecture Shizuoka
First Day 1 February 2006
Quantity 4,800,000 se-temamt pairs
Denominations 50 yen x 2
Designs R673a Silvereye and Kawazu Cherry Blossoms
R673b Kawazu Cherry Blossoms
Size 22.5 x 27.0 mm
Printing Photogravure in 5 colours
Sheet 20 stamps (4 x 5)
Designers Taki Kentaro (paper craft artist)
Printer National Printing Bureau

The data are based on the publicity of Japan Post.

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[Small Note on Stamps]
Kawazu Cherry is believed to be a natural crossbreeding of Hikan-zakura and Ooshima-zakura. Kawazu Cherry Blossoms are famous for the ones to bloom first in Honshu, the main island of Japan, around the first week of February. "Kawazu Sakura Matsuri (cherry blossom festival)," from 10 February to 10 March, attracts more than 1.5 million people every year.