Slowpoke is the Pokémon ambassador for Kagawa prefecture, and part of that entails a special Slowpoke mailbox, mail truck and decorative stamps. It’s meant to be a boost for tourism, but it appears soon the whole country of Japan will be able to enjoy Pokémon and mail together. The Japanese Post Office is talking about bringing out a whole bunch of Pokémon stamps, which should become available this summer.
Stamps take inspiration from some of the original Pokémon cards. Unfortunately they’re hard to pre-order if you live outside of Japan, as you’re supposed to ask for them as your local Japanese post office. Pre-orders online are not an option, or at least not yet.
If you could get Pokémon stamps where you live, would it get you sending out a lot more letters?
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.