Utasebune, Traditional Fishing Boat

R344: Utasebune
Issue Utasebune, Traditional Fishing Boat
Prefecture Kumamoto
Date of Issue 2 August 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination 80 yen
Design Utasebune, Traditional Fishing Boat
Quantity 6,000,000 copies
Image Area 22.5 x 33.0 millimeters, vertical
Printing Offset in 5 colours
Sheet 20 stamps (4 x 5)
Designer Miyai Masatsugu (Photographer)
Sold at Post offices in Kyushu, and
the appointed post offices
(see the menu page)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Ashikita Post Office
Catalog No. R344

Utasebune, Traditional Fishing Boat, Pane

Issue Utasebune, Traditional Fishing Boat, Pane
Price 800 yen (80 yen x 10)
Pane Size 51.0 x 190.0 millimeters
Pane 10 stamps (2 x 5)
Catalog No. R344P

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

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(Small Notes for the Isseu)

Utasebune is a ship for net-fishing, of which sole power source is the force of the wind. This sort of ship has a history of about 400 years old but it was introduced to Kumamoto around the early Meiji era. By the net-fishing of Utasebune, prawns, crabs and squillas are caught. From 1981, Utasebune tours have attracted many visitors in Asikita Town, Kumamoto.