This is an Official Postcrossing card from Japan! This is a GORGEOUS ukiyo-e print of Yasukuni Shrine, a Shinto shrine located in Tokyo. This shrine was built in the mid-1800s as a memorial to those who had died in war, which number at approximately 2.5 million. Near the shrine there is also a Japanese military and war museum known as Yushukan Museum, which similarly commemorates the fallen. I wasn’t able to find out who created this print, but this is easily one of my favorites with how vibrant the colors are. Also, shouts out to Mt. Fuji there in the background, the ubiquitous star of many ukiyo-e prints (you can’t imagine how long I’ve wanted to use the word “ubiquitous” in a post…) And now for the part where I share more about ukiyo-e through past posts! If you wanna check out a bit about the process of woodblock printing, take a gander at; if you wanna see an up-close print of Mt. Fuji, check out And what about some other examples? The year 2014 has a few to share at and Hard to imagine this has been a 7+ year journey on APFY :O Thank you so much for this amazing postcard!