Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday Stamps: Roosters or Chickens

The year 2017 according to the Chinese calendar is the Year of the Rooster. This stamp was released by the Japan Post on 1 November 2016. The central design is a Kurashiki Hariko rooster. Kurashiki Hariko is a papier mache, traditional craft from Okayama Prefecture. It is special for being all parts of the papier mache are handmade by craftsmen. There is a shorter version of this stamp, which can be found here.

To view other stamps featuring roosters and chickens, check out the page See it on a Postcard.



  1. I knew there had to be a Year of the Rooster but I rarely come across such China related stamps. Canada usually comes up trumps.

  2. He looks like a pretty contented rooster :)
    I was hoping to receive some year of the rooster stamps by now. still waiting.

  3. Love the long version of the stamp, thanks for sharing.

  4. Without you explanation I never would have noticed that this rooster has been made of paper mache! A wonderful design.


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