These 4 stamps feature beautiful landscapes by Hiroshige, chosen by JP Post to commemorate International Letter Writing Week in 2013.
Date of Issue: 9th October 2013
The images on these stamps are taken from The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō, a series of woodcut prints by the Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 – 1858), inspired by his own journey along the Tokaido road. Each image in the series depicts one station along the road.
- Upper left: Shirasuka, 32nd station
- Upper right: Odawara, 9th station
- Lower left: Hamamatsu, 29th station
- Lower right: Ishiyakushi, 44th station
I bought these stamps at Kyoto Central Post Office next to Kyoto Station.