2014, additional postage ¥18 for Celebrations 2014, ¥52 for Happy Greetings
Designer: Hoshiyama Ayaka Designer: Nakamura Hitomi
Issued in October of 2014 for New Year, this temporary stamp (left) makes up the difference of domestic rate and international postage for postcards. It is common in Japan to send postcards to arrive on New Year's Day. This is one of the two most popular cuisine (the other stamp in the set shows tempura). The 52 yen stamp is the regular rate and was issued for the "greetings" theme and shows a pagrus major (or, in Japanese, madai) which is prized for its flavour and for its traditional use as a food of good fortune often served at New Year or for other festive occasions.