The Eniwa-dake is an active volcano situated 30 kilometres in the south of Sapporo at the northern shore of lake Shikotsu. It is located within Shikotsu-Toya National Park. The last eruption is reported in the 18th century. In the 1972 Winter Olympic Games the Mount Eniwa was the site of the men's and women's downhill ski races. The course started at the summit and finished on its southwestern slope.
he lake Shikotsu is a caldera lake with a surface area of 78.4 square kilometres. According to the Global Volcanism Program the caldera was formed 31 to 34 thousand years ago by one of Hokkaido's largest eruptions.
At the southern shore of the lake are situated the volcanoes Tarumae (1'041 m) and Fuppushi (1'102 m).
Japan 1972, Eniwa Volcano, " Olympic Winter Games Sapporo".
The stamps were issued in sheets of 20 stamps (tête-bêche) and in a souvenirsheet as well.
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Japan 1972, Eniwa Volcano, "Olympic Winter Games Sapporo" (souvenirsheet).
Japan 2008, Eniwa Volcano (Shikotsu-Lake).