A special postage stamp to mark the International Letter Writing Week 1973 :

Ito Jakuchu (Edo Period Japanese painter) : Saifukuji TempleIssued by Japan

Issued on Oct 6, 1973

Issued for : To mark the International Letter Writing Week 1973, a 50 yen special postage stamp will be issued featuring a portion of the screen painting A flock of cocks by Jakuchu Ito (1716-1800), a painter in the middle of Yedo Period.

Designated as national important cultural asset, the picture is the property of the Saifukuji Temple in Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture.

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 100 Yen

Size of impression : 35.5 mm x 25 mm

Quantity issued : 25,000,000 stamps