22 July 2014

The World viewed from the East

This card I've gotten from Japan. Unfortunately, I can't translate any of it.

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Interesting details: India shrunk heavily and is now as big as Poland. The Baja California peninsula became an independent island - hurray! The Caspian Sea fell over and Australia is melting with  Antarctica, but all in all, it's pretty accurate.

The flower on the left stamp is a dandelion, with a scarab beetle resting on it. The second stamp was issued in 1988 and shows a pagoda inside Kongō-ji temple.

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