Stamps for the 150th anniversary of Hungarian-Japanese diplomatic relations

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Hungarian-Japanese diplomatic relations, the Japanese and the Hungarian Post issued a miniature sheet of 10-10 stamps, 2 of them issued jointly and designed by the designer of the japanese version, Yamada Yasuko. The other 8 Hungarian stamps, with the same as their japanese counterparts, were designed by Ágnes Berta. 500.000 copies of the miniature sheet were produced by Japanese Post, and 35.000 copies of the Hungarian version were produced by the ANY Biztonsági Nyomda Nyrt.

The picutures on the stamps were designed by the following themes:
– sights
– nature,
– traditional costume
– food,
– animals.

One of the Japanese-designed joint stamps shows the Hungarian Parliament Building with the Danube in the foreground and Mount Fuji on the other denomination. Other stamps shows side by side the camomile flowers and cherry blossoms, the folk costume of Kalocsa and the kimono, goulash soup and sushi, and a puli and an akita dog.