So I decided to see what new stamps Japan had released with ukiyo-e on them. Click on the images to enlarge them.
Japan has used classical ukiyo-e art images on its stamps every year since 1958 to celebrate International Letter Writing Week, but it has not issued a great deal of stamps celebrating ukiyo-e outside of that event.
I mean it has, but it hasn't.
I'll have to do some research and confirm in a later blog.
Right now there are three 2014 series of ukiyo-e images shown above and below.
Obviously these are a less expensive alternative to purchasing the actual ukiyo-e.
Anyhow, enjoy these wonderful reproductions here, with a series from 2011 shown below.
PS: Thanks, as always to Vinnie for the inspiration.
PPS: I apologize for not doing the complete research, but I was away at a trade show today and I'm suffering from a head cold or something. Something my flu shot can not combat. Ugh.