The Japanese post office releases a new stamp every year to celebrate Shougatsu. (New Year)
This year we celebrate the year of the boar.
"Pure of heart, Boar people are generous and kind. Full of inner strength and courage, they can take on any task. A friend who listens, the Boar is sincere and trustworthy. They are driven by their passion for life."
Stamps are great to collect as they are small, inexpensive and eventually increase in value.
Some of my favorite stamps in Japan.
Anime stamps, Disney stamps, Japanese Fairy Tales
Rinkya Auctions, all stamps.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chiang Kai-Shek, Woody Allen, Lucille Ball, Billy Crystal, Steven Spielberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen King, Henry Ford, John McEnroe, Tracey Ullman, Phil Donahue, Fred Astaire, Thomas Jefferson, Dudley Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Robert Dole, Jerry Lee Lewis, Humphrey Bogart, Julie Andrews, Richard Dreyfuss, Henry Kissinger, Marie Osmond, Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Dalai Lama.
Boar Info from Family Culture