Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Japan Brazil Year FDC

Japan FDC
Name: Japan-Brazil Friendship Year
Date of Issue: 18 June 2008

The first Japanese immigrants arrived in Brazil 100 years ago. Nowadays, Brazil is home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan, numbering an estimate of more than 1.5 million (including those of mixed-race or mixed-ethnicity).

The end of feudalism in Japan generated great poverty in the rural population, so many Japanese began to emigrate in search of better living conditions. In 1907, the Brazilian and the Japanese governments signed a treaty permitting Japanese migration to Brazil. The first Japanese immigrants (791 people - mostly farmers) came to Brazil in 1908 on the Kasato Maru from the Japanese port of Kobe, moving to Brazil in search of better living conditions. Many of them became laborers on coffee plantations. More...

Visa stamp in 1908 and coffee bean
(2) Coffee cherries and Kasato Maru (笠戸丸)
(3) The statue of Christ the Redeemer
(4) Rio de Janeiro
(5) Iguazu Falls
(6) Iguazu Falls
(7) Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
(8) Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
(9) Morpho
(10) Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)

Comment: Brazil Post (Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos) issued the same theme set on same day, but their designs are quite difference besides the logo of Japan-Brazil Friendship Year.

1 comment:

andreioc said...

Congratulations for your beautifull collection. This FDC is just outstanding. I wonder if you have one for sale. I am particularly interested by China stamps. Please have a look in my blog. http://andreioc.blogspot.com/
Cheers from Brazil.

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