StampNews.com is glad to inform that Japan Post Co. will release 12 newly designed postal stamps under the theme of Japanese nature on the 2d of February.
Many of the stamps will feature animals, such as a Japanese deer and the Ezo red fox, and plants, including the Japanese wisteria and Japanese yellow rose, Japan Post said Nov. 12.
The designs were chosen based on a survey of stamp collectors.
Two stamps will feature new designs for the first time since 1971.
The 3-yen stamp will show a chipmunk instead of a cuckoo, while a Japanese macaque will replace the mute swan on the 5-yen stamp.
The 1,000-yen stamp will portray Mount Fuji, and the 500-yen stamp will depict the Oirase Keiryu river, which starts in the mountains of Aomori Prefecture.
The kanji characters for Nippon Yubin (Japan Post) on the new stamps have all been moved to the upper left corner, while the prices will appear in the lower right corner.
The 1-yen stamp will continue to use the same portrait of Hisoka Maejima (1835-1919), known as “the father of the postal service.”