The 120th anniversary of Volunteer Fire Service

C2159a C2159b

Issue The 120th anniversary of Volunteer Fire Service
First Day November 25, 2013
Values ¥80 x 2
Designs C2159a - “Tokyo Ichi-ni datekurabe” Nakamura Jyuzaburo
C2159b - “Tokyo Ichi-ni datekurabe” Bando Hikosaburo
Designer Tamaki Akira (stamp designer)
Printing Offset in 6 colors
Size 28.0 x 38.5 mm, vertical
Sheet 10 stamps (2 x 5)  Sheet

Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) & SAKURA Catalog numbers are adopted.

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(Small Notes for the issue)
These stamps were issued to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Shobo-Gumi, the fire-fighting division, since the establishment of Shobo-Kisoku (regulation) in 1894. The stamps depict popular Kabuki actors dressed as fire-fighters in color prints "Tokyo Ichi-ni datekurabe" by Toyohara Kunichika.