Stamps: International Letter Writing Week 2016, Japan

While in the post office buying Japanese flower definitives, I spotted another favourite Japanese series: International Letter Writing Week. This issue is from 2016.

International Letter Writing Week stamps from Japan

Country: Japan
Date of Issue: 7th October 2016

International Letter Writing Week was established by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1957.

The stamps feature images from woodblock prints by the Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 – 1858). The 3 landscape images are taken from The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō, inspired by Hiroshige’s own journey along the Tokaido road.

Stamp Details

For details of Japanese stamp issues in English, visit the Japan Philatelic Society Foundation.

Extra

Here is the 2013 issue of International Letter Writing Week stamps from Japan Post, also featuring images from Hiroshige’s prints.

stamps Japan 2013 International Letter Writing Week

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