Japan - Yakushima

"Located in the interior of Yaku Island, at the meeting-point of the palaearctic and oriental biotic regions, Yakushima exhibits a rich flora, with some 1,900 species and subspecies, including ancient specimens of the sugi (Japanese cedar). It also contains a remnant of a warm-temperate ancient forest that is unique in this region.” 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Postcard shows a cedar tree, Jyomonsugi of estimated 7,200 years old of Yakushima Island, 60km south of Ohsumi Peninsula, south of of Kyusu Island, Japan. Stamp shows a deer that lives on the island. Thanks so much to Kyoko-san of Japan.

Postcard 2
Yakusugi Cedar refers to Cedar trees that are over 1,000 years old. Thanks of Kayu of Japan for mailing from Kayushima with a Kamiyaku, Kagoshima cancellation.

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