About the stamps

I’m gonna write some information about each of the stamps I showed yesterday.

Mazinger Z
The three stamps from the first column are the easiest ones. All of them feature characters from Mazinger Z.

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Atom
Atom is one of the most charismatic characters created by Tezuka Osamu, the father of manga. Atom and Doraemon are two manga characters who are usually used as a symbol of Japan.

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Kenichi Fukui
Kenichi Fukui is one of the 10 Japanese Nobel Prize laureates. He won the chemistry Nobel prize in 1981 because he discovered many things about orbitals and chemical reactions, that’s why he has a cloud of electrons on his head.

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Karakuri
Karakuri is a Japanese tradicional art. The purpose of Karakuri is to make puppets that can do surprising things. It’s considered the origin of the Japanese interest towards robotics.

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Mozu
It’s a bird who lives in Asia, mainly in Chine, Korea, Japan and some eastern Russian areas.

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Okazaki fragment
It’s an important DNA fragment discovered by Reiji Okazaki and Tsuneko Okazaki at the end of the 60s.

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H-IIA
Is a JAXA satellite launching rocked, it’s considered one of the most efficient satellite launching devices in the world.

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Humanoid Robot
Japanese created the first humanoid robot ever. The one shown in the stamp is one of the most photogenic humanoid robots… but I don’t remember the name!

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Manget
Japan is the biggest magnet producer in the world. They produce the most powerful magnets in the world.

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Miffy
Miffy is a character created by a Dutch artist but it’s so popular in Japan that 99% of the people thinks that it’s a Japanese creation. The character in the stamp is a Miffy’s friend.

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Thanks for your comments in the previous entry!

1 Comment
  • Mad N1nja

    September 20, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    Nifty!! Why don’t the US have stamps like these?