Mar 9, 2019

Local area postage stamps

I love sending and receiving mail - I guess you could call me a bit old fashioned in that sense - and every time I’m at Japan Post I enjoy checking out the new stamps available. I’ve seen everything from stamps adorned with Hello Kitty, to Disney Princesses, and even a range that were in the shape of wagashi and other Japanese sweets.

A range that I saw the other day, though? Stamps that were unique to my local area!

Local area postage stamps photo

They weren’t just for Niigata as a whole, but specific to my district. A local shrine, park, and some rice fields were just some of the scenes depicted on the stamp set. The region’s mascot even gets a nod on one of them.

Local area postage stamps photo

I thought this was a really unique and interesting way to send a slice of your backyard in Japan to family and friends back home!



After spending the last several years in the beating heart of Tokyo, I will be spending the next three in the countryside of Japan. I adore this country and all it has to offer - and I'm always learning more and more about life here as I go along!

1 Comment

  • JTsuzuki

    on Mar 21

    Nice! I also love sending snail mail and finding things like this makes it so much more fun.