New washoku-themed postal stamps featuring onigiri coming soon!


New postal stamps featuring washoku

New postal stamps featuring washoku

TOKYO, Sep. 12 ─ Japan Post Co., Ltd. (JP) is planning to release new postal stamps featuring Japanese daily rice meals such as onigiri (rice balls) and futomaki (thick sushi rolls) on October 24, 2017.

The motifs represent washoku (Japanese food), which was registered as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). A total of 1.5 million stamp sheets with 10 different sticker-type 82-yen postal stamps will be available at 820 yen at post offices all over Japan as well as on JP’s online shopping site. For more information, please contact post offices.

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