Fruits of Kanto

R684a R684b R684c
R684d R684e

Issue Fruits of Kanto
Prefecture Kanto
First Day September 1, 2006
Quantity 3,120,000 sets
Denominations 80 yen x 5, se-tenant strip of five stamps
Designs R684a Loquat, and Byobugaura (Chiba)
R684b Ume(Japanese apricot) and Fukuroda Waterfall (Ibaraki)
R684c Apple, and Oze (Gunma)
R684d Japanese pear, and Nagatoro (Saitama)
R684e Strawberry, and Kegon Waterfall (Tochigi)
Size 22.5 x 33.0 mm, vertical
Printing Photogravure in 5 colors
Sheet 20 stamps (4 x 5) sheet
Designer Arai Sonoko (illustrator)
Printer National Printing Bureau

The data are based on the publicity of Japan Post.

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[Note on the Stamps]
Five different stamps depicting the scenic spots and the representative fruits were issued by five prefectures of Kanto region.
Ume tree is appointed as the prefectural tree of Ibaraki. Mito-Kairakuen park in Ibaraki is famous for its ume blossom throughout Japan.
Tochigi is the greatest producer of strawberry in Japan. Gunma, particularly Numata area is well-known producer of apple.
Saitama is the leading producer of Japanese pear, and Chiba is one of the three major producers of loquat in Japan.