In The Mix
Kiloware, mixtures and packets, I just
never seem to be able
to purchase enough. Hunting
these lots every month provides many stamps for my topical and country
each issue of NATURE’S WONDERS
I will write about some of my favorite EPF finds.
Whenever I go through mixtures from Japan
I am never disappointed. With
too many stamps to list this month I
have selected one of my favorites from the mix, Nachi-no-taki Falls. This stamp was issued as a
se-tenant pair highlighting
the Mountains and Sea of the Southern Kii Peninsula in the Wakayama
of Japan on April 28th, 1999.
The falls are located in Yoshino-Kumano National Park in the Wakayama Prefecture. The other stamp from this
Island. Unfortunately the
Engetsutou did not show up in my mix.
extends through parts of the Mie, Nara,
and Wakayama Prefectures. The Wakayama Prefecture is located on the
southwestern side of the Kii
on the island
of Honshu. The falls and the area
surrounding the falls
are considered sacred and several temples and shrines located there. In the surrounding area of
the 133 meter
high(436 ft) falls are the Hiro Shrine which is dedicated to the falls,
Kumano-Nachi Shrine which is dedicated to the surrounding mountains and
which is dedicated to the
Buddhist goddess of mercy, Kannon.
surrounding primeval forests of the Nachi Mountains
are the source
of the falls.