Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunset over Kinko-wan Bay and Mount Sakurajima in Japan

Postcard JP-562080 from Japan was a jumbo picture card measured at 16cm x 25cm, showing a beautiful sunset view at Kinko-wan Bay and Mount Sakurajima in Japan. Sakurajima (桜島), meaning "Cherry Island", is an active composite volcano (stratovolcano) and a former island in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan. The lava flows of the 1914 eruption caused the former island to be connected with the Osumi Peninsula, according to Wikipedia.

The postcard came with four Japanese Furusato (hometown) stamps: two showing Mount Tanigawa in Gunma Prefecture (above); the other two showing Mount Fuji, a World Heritage Site, on the border of Shizuoka and Yamanashi Prefectures (below).

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