67th National Sports Festival stamps from Japan

The Japanese Post has issued stamps to commemorate the 67th National Sports Festival which will be held in 2012 in the Gufu prefecture. The National Sports Festival is the national premier sports event of Japan held every year in each Japanese prefecture by turn. The Gufu prefecture will host the festival for the second time, the first time it happened 47 years ago in 1965.

The stamps feature 5 sports presented at the festival - badminton, rhythmic gymnastics, boat racing, cycle racing, hockey and the mascot of the festival Minamo.

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