There is a very interesting way to know more about Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture (and also Yamanashi Prefecture) by collecting or studying stamps which were issued on this subject inside Japan (there are of course more in the rest of the world)!

There are certainly more than one may think first as the Japanese Post Office printed regular not only commemorative stamps but also regular stamps well before WWII!

Here is an account spanning up to 2004 (2nd installment)
Past that year, I’m sure it will be a lot easier to investigate!

National Parks Commemorative First Series, First Stage: Fuji Hakone. October 10th, 1936


1 sen, dark brown. Akebono View of Mount Fuji.


3 sen, dark green. Lake Ashinoko View of mount Fuji.


6 sen, reddish mauve. Mittouge Pass view of Mount Fuji.


10 sen, dark blue. Mishima view of Mount Fuji.

New Year Stamp, printed and issued in 1935 for the year 1936


1 sen 5 rin, red

New Showa Regular Series. August 1st~8th, 1946


1 yen, dark blue, Mount Fuji by Hokusai. No perforation.


1 yen, light blue, Mount Fuji by Hokusai. No perforation.


1 yen, light blue, Mount Fuji by Hokusai. Philatelic Week Commemorative mini sheet.


20 sen, light blue. Mount Fuji & Cherry Tree (first design). Perforated.


20 sen, dark blue. Mount Fuji & Cherry Tree (second design). Perforated.


10 sen, orange. Mount Fuji & Cherry Tree (second design). No perforation.


20 sen, dark blue. Mount Fuji & Cherry Tree (second design). No perforation.

National Parks Commemorative First Series, Second Stage: Fuji Hakone. July 15th, 1949



2 yen, light brown. Mittouge Pass view of Mount Fuji.


8 yen. Greyish green. Lake Kawaguchi view of mount Fuji.


14 yen, Dark mauve. Mount Shichimen view of Mount Fuji.


24 yen, dark blue. Lake Yamanaka view of Mount Fuji.

Great Buddha Airmail Series: August 15th, 1953


80 yen, dark blue.


70 yen, brownish mauve.


115 yen, dark green.


145 yen, greenish blue

National Parks Commemorative First Series. Fuji Hakone Izu. January 16th, 1962


5 yen, dark green. Lake Ashinoko view of mount Fuji.


10 yen, reddish brown. Mittouge Pass view of Mount Fuji.


10 yen grey. Ose Cape view of Mount Fuji.


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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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