Sharing my postcards & stamps collection since 2009. These fuels my wanderlust and imagination -- bringing me to different places I probably won't be able to visit all in this single lifetime!
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. ~maria