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Japan 2019 Lighthouse Stamp

On 27 September 2019 Japan issued a souvenir sheet containing ten stamps. It is the latest in the “Japanese Night View” series. The second stamp in the top row depicts Tamamo Breakwater Lighthouse located on the end of the breakwater of Takamatsu harbor. This is a really interesting lighthouse in that the tower is clad in lighted glass panels that illuminate and eclipse along with the main light atop the tower. I have never seen a light like this one.

Tamamo Breakwater L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 27 Sep 2019 Tamamo Breakwater L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 27 Sep 2019

 

Tamamo Breakwater L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 27 Sep 2019 Tamamo Breakwater L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 27 Sep 2019

 

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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.

Kannon Saki L/H | Sc 4228, Mi 9286, SG ?, Yt 8915, WADP JP350.18 | 3 Sep 2018 Kannon Saki L/H | Sc 4228, Mi 9286, SG ?, Yt 8915, WADP JP350.18 | 3 Sep 2018

Mikomoto Shima L/H | Sc 9287, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt 8915, WADP JP350.18 | 3 Sep 2018 Mikomoto Shima L/H | Sc 9287, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt 8915, WADP JP350.18 | 3 Sep 2018

Muroto Saki L/H | Sc 4230, Mi 9288, SG ?, Yt 8916, WADP JP351.18 | 3 Sep 2018 Muroto Saki L/H | Sc 4230, Mi 9288, SG ?, Yt 8916, WADP JP351.18 | 3 Sep 2018

He Saki L/H | Sc 4231, Mi 9289, SG ?, Yt 8917, WADP JP352.18 | 3 Sep 2018 He Saki L/H | Sc 4231, Mi 9289, SG ?, Yt 8917, WADP JP352.18 | 3 Sep 2018

Old Kannon Saki L/H | Sc 4232, Mi 9290, SG ?, Yt 8918, WADP JP353.18 | 3 Sep 2018 Old Kannon Saki L/H | Sc 4232, Mi 9290, SG ?, Yt 8918, WADP JP353.18 | 3 Sep 2018

Lighthouses of Japan L/H | Sc ?, Mi 9286-9290KB, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP JP353MS.18 | 3 Sep 2018 Lighthouses of Japan L/H | Sc ?, Mi 9286-9290KB, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP JP353MS.18 | 3 Sep 2018

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