Astrooooo! That beautiful Astro Boy card came to me from Saitama, Japan, thanks to a Postcrossing Forum tag trade.
The Snoopy Tokyo Station cards at top & bottom right are both from a postcard pal in Tokyo, Japan, and they act as sheet 1 & 2 of a little letter she wrote me. She had recently visited the Tokyo Skytree, and tells me:
“I saw a crowded city from a height of 450 m. This city has a lot of buildings & houses. Cars are like a miniature of a car like ‘TOMICA.’ A part of the floor is made of glass. I couldn’t stand on it, I was too scared! My mom told me I was stupid, and I had to stand on it. Of course, she was right, but ‘stupid and cats like high places’ is a Japanese proverb. Do you like high places?”
I was lucky enough to get TWO Kiki’s Delivery Service postcards, both I think from Studio Ghibli/wish list tag trades on Postcrossing Forum (I send to people providing their non-Ghibli wish list, since I have no Ghibli cards to send). Both from Japan: Fukuoka and Tokyo.
One more card, one more PF tag trade: that’s the Great Pumpkin card, and it came to me from Fengyuan District, Taichung, Taiwan.
Here come the stamps, stamps, and washi tape. I love the Doraemon stamps, and the animal stamps, and the dragonfruit, and the Kiki stamp–and that l’il mail ninja!