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2018 Lighthouse Stamps from Japan

On 9 September 2018 Japan Post issued these five stamps along with a mini sheet. The first and last stamps show Kannonzaki L/H which is a major navigational beacon at the southwest entrance to Tokyo Bay near Yokosuka. The second stamp shows Mikomoto Shima L/H. The next one, Muroto Shima L/H and finally He Shima L/H which is located at the western end of Japan’s Inland Sea and is one of the oldest lighthouses in Japan.

Kannonzaki L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Sep 2018 Kannonzaki L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Sep 2018

Mikomoto Shima L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Sep 2018 Mikomoto Shima L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Sep 2018

Muroto Saki L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Sep 2018 Muroto Saki L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Sep 2018

Hesaki L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Sep 2018 Hesaki L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Sep 2018

Kannonzaki L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Sep 2018 Kannonzaki L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 3 Sep 2018

150th Anniversary of Japanese Lighthouses | 3 Sep 2018 150th Anniversary of Japanese Lighthouses | 3 Sep 2018

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2016 Japan Lighthouse Stamps

On 26 Apr 2016, Japan issued a sheet of 10 stamps to commemorate the G7 Ise-Shima Summit. One of the stamps shows Daio Saki Lighthouse. This aid to navigation was built after a Japanese naval vessel wrecked on a nearby shoal.

The second sheet was issued on 8 July 2016 in the “World Heritage” series. No lighthouses are shown on any of the 10 stamps but Hizen Ha Shima Lighthouse is visible (marked with the red arrow) at the upper part of the sheet. This lighthouse is located on a small island about 15 miles southwest of Nagasaki.

Daio Saki Lighthouse | Scott ?, Mi ?, SG ?, WADP ? | 26 Apr 2016 Daio Saki Lighthouse | Scott ?, Mi ?, SG ?, WADP ? | 26 Apr 2016

Daio Saki Lighthouse | Scott ?, Mi ?, SG ?, WADP ? | 26 Apr 2016 Daio Saki Lighthouse | Scott ?, Mi ?, SG ?, WADP ? | 26 Apr 2016

Hizen Ha Shima Lighthouse | Scott ?, Mi ?, SG ?, WADP ? | 8 Jul 2016 Hizen Ha Shima Lighthouse | Scott ?, Mi ?, SG ?, WADP ? | 8 Jul 2016

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