Japan 2010 1300th anniversary of move of capital to Nara

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 23rd April 2010
  • ten values in a sheetlet
  • Designed by: Akira Humi Kanematsu, from photographs
  • Printed by: Cartor, France
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 42mm x width 30mm. Sheetlet format height 250mm x width 141mm
  • Perforations: 13.8 x 13.7

the capital of Japan was transferred by Empress Gemmei from Fujiwara to Nara in the year 710
The Heijo Palace and temples in the Nara area are a UNESCO World Heritage Site

sheetlet of ten 80y stamps
  • stamps are numbered in border of sheet with key to designs at lower right (in Japanese only)
  • <compiler note to knowledgeable users - please correct any mistaken identifications in the following list of designs>

80y (1) Heijo Palace (exterior)
80y (2) the middle gate of Kasuga-taisha shrine
80y (3) standing Buddha in the Todai temple
80y (4) sculpture of Aizen-myoo (Buddhist deity) from Saidai temple
80y (5) sculpture of one of the twelve heavenly generals at Kofuku temple
80y (6) Buddha at Yakushi temple
80y (7) sculpture of deity at Toshodai temple
80y (8)Bodhisattva at Yakushi temple
80y (9) Tamonten, one of the twelve heavenly generals, wood sculpture at Daian temple
80y (10)Basara Taisho, one of the twelve heavenly generals, sculpture at Yakushi temple Border: 8th century wooden sculpture of Ashura, from Kofuku temple