A postage stamp on the Nature Conservation Series “Nihon–Kawauso” :
Issued by Japan
Issued on Jun 25, 1974
Issued for : As the 2nd of the Nature Conservation Series, a special postage stamp depicting a Nihon-kawauso (river otter, Lutra lutra whiteleyi) was brought out. These otters survive only in Shikoku District now and designated as natural monument in Japan.
Design : Nihon–Kawauso (Lutra lutra whiteleyi)
Designer : Mr. Yoshiomi Higashitsunoi
Colour : Multicolour
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : 20 Yen
Printing Process : Lithographed & Engraved
- As the 2nd in the Nature Conservation Series, a postage stamp will be issued depicting the “Japanese Otter” (Lutra lutra whiteleyi).
- The otter measures 60-80 cm, with a tail 30-50 cm long. It has webbed feet and short limbs. It frequents the shores of rivers and seas and lives on fish. Though formerly distributed all over Japan, only a few otters now survive in the district of Shikoku and have been designated as protected animals.