A special issue of the New Year Greeting Stamp for 1965 :
Issued by Japan
Issued on Dec 15, 1964
Issued for : The mascot known as the “straw snake”, formerly sold in the precinct of Asakusa Shrine, Tokyo, has been chosen to provide the design of the five-yen New Year Stamp for 1965, popularly the year of snake.
Design : Mugiwara–hebi, native toy of Tokyo
Designer : Katsutoshi Hioki
Printing Colors : Dull blue, red, deep green and greyish black
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : 5 Yen
Size of Impression : 22.5 x 27 mm.
Sheet Composition : 20 (4 x 5) stamps per sheet
Paper : White without watermark
Quantity Issued : 25,000,000 stamps
Printing Process : Photogravure