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JAPANESE FOLKTALE SERIES
"TSURU-NYŌBO"

Once upon a time, a young man rescued an injured crane. As a gesture of its appreciation to him, the crane turned into a beautiful girl and then went to the home of
the young man to become his wife.
Having become wife of the young man, the crane told the young man he should never see it when It was at work. Then the crane went into a weaving shop It wove clothes with
the feathers pulled off its body. The clothes were sold at high prices.
One day, the young man felt anxiety and peeped into the weaving shop. There, he saw
a crane weaving clothes with its own feathers.
With its identity known to the young man, the crane flew away to join its friends.

— Text from Ministry of Posts and Communications

 

(A)
Date of issue:February 20,1974
Denomination: 3 kinds of 20 yen
Design: (A) Crane into damsel
(B) Crane weaving
(C) Flight of cranes
Size of impression: 35.5mm x 25mm
Printing process:photogravure
Sheet composition: 20 (5x4) stamps
Designer: Fumiko HORI
Arranged by:Saburo WATANABE
(B) (C)

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