Complete set of 3 postage stamps on the Japanese Folktale Series : “Kaguya Hime” (“Tale of the Bamboo Cutter”) :
Issued by Japan
Issued on Jul 29, 1974
Issued for : As the 4th issue of the Japanese Old Tales Series, a set of three postage stamps depicting “Kaguya-Hime” were issued. Kaguya–Hime is heroine of the oldest japanese fairy tale “Taketori–Monogatari” written in the early part of the Heian Period (794~1192).
Design : (A) 3 inch brilliant baby found at the root of a bamboo, (B) Grown Princess Kaguya–Hime and (C) Kaguya–Hime soaring up to the moon.
Designer : Mr. Kohei Morita
Adapted by : Mr. Yoshiaki Kikuchi
Colour : Multicolour
Type : Stamps, Postal Used
Denomination : 20 Yen each