34th National Athletic Meeting of Japan

A commemorative postage stamp on the 34th Japan Championships in AthleticsMiyazakiKyushu :

Miyazaki National Athletic Meet : Winter Sports MeetIssued by Japan

Issued on Oct 13, 1979

Issued for : A postage stamp was issued to commemorate the 34th National Athletic Meeting, which was held on October 14-19 at 17 locations in and around Miyazaki-City. Approximately 16,000 athletes competed in this national championship centered around track and field, which had been named “The Cradle of Japan’s culture, Miyazaki’s National Championship“.

Design : A long distance runner

Designer : Mr. Takashi Shimizu

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 20 Yen

About : 

  • In commemoration of the 34th National Athletic Meet, a 20 yen postage stamp has been issued on Oct. 13, 1979.
  • The National Athletic Meet has been held each year in one of the prefectures in turn since 1946, with a view to spreading sports widely among the people, elevating their amateurism and sportsmanship and enhancing their health and physical capacities.
  • The Winter Meet of the 34th National Athletic Meet is scheduled to be held for six days during Oct. 4 through 19 at Miyazaki City and 17 other cities, towns and villages in Miyazaki Prefecture.
  • This Meet is named “Home Town of Japan Miyazaki National Athletic Meet“. Under the slogan, “A growing mind, a growing capacity and a growing home town”, approximately 16,500 athletes and managers are expected to participate in 28 sports events including the truck and field games, volleyball game and wrestling match. Very hot contests are anticipated.

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