May 20, 2016

Japan is known for it’s natural wonders and modern design, so it’s no surprise that their passport would reflect the same aesthetic. The Foreign Ministry announced this week that they would be issuing a new series of passports that will feature landscape images of “thirty-six views of Mount Fuji” for the stamp pages.

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The beautiful landscapes are from the famous woodblock print artist Katsushika Hokusai who produced his art in 1700s and 1800s. One pair of pages will feature a different artwork of his all of the renowned mountain. While the announcement was made this week, the new design won’t go into effect until 2019 before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The current design features the famous cherry blossoms, but passports are changed regularly to prevent forgeryCurious what your passport color means? Find out here

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