A commemorative postage stamp on the Centenary of the Official Gazette in Japan :

First issue, Drawing of Government Bulletin Board, Nihonbashi, by Hiroshige Ando IIIIssued by Japan

Issued on Jul 2, 1983

Issued for : A 60 yen postage stamp will be issued on July 2, 1983, in commemoration of Official Gazette Centenary.

Design : The design of the postage stamp depicts the first issue of the Official Gazette against Hiroshige Ando III‘s color print ‘Drawing of the Government Bulletin in Board at Nihonbashi‘.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 60 yen

Size of impression : 35.5 mm x 25.0 mm

Quantity issued : 30,000,000 stamps

About : 

  • From July 2, 1883, when it was first issued by the Official Gazette Office, until the present, the Official Gazette has functioned as a government bulletin to widely contribute to both the nation and society. This year marks its 100th year and various events are planned in order to commemorate the issuing of the gazette as well as to diffuse its messages widely and have them recognized by the citizenry.