List of people on stamps of Japan

This article lists people who have been featured on Japanese postage stamps.

compactTOC Ryukyu Islands

A

* Akihito (1959) Emperor of Japan
* Akutagawa Ryunosuke (1999) Writer
* Ando Hiroshige (1997) Painter
* Arashi Kanjuro (2000) Actor
* Arisukawanomiya Taruhito (1896) Royal Family
* Atsumi Kiyoshi (2000, 2006) Actor

B

* Bando Tsumasaburo (1999) Actor
* Beethoven, Ludwig van (2005) German Composer
* Buchanan, James (1960) American President

C

* Clark, William S. (2001 L) Professor
* Chiossone, Edoardo (1994) Engraving Specialist

D

* Daidouzan (1979) Sumo Wrestler
* Doi Takao (2000) Astronaut

E

* Enomoto Kenichi (2000) Actor

F

* Fujiwara Yoshie (1998) Opera Singer
* Fujiwara no Kamatari (1939, 1945) Founder of the Fujiwara clan
* Fujiwara no Teika (2005) Waka poet
* Fukada Hisaya (2003 L)
* Fukuzawa Yukichi (1950, 1958) Teacher, translator, entrepreneur and political theorist
* Furuhashi Hironoshin (2000) Swimmer
* Futabayama Sadaji (2000) Sumo Wrestler

G

* Gotokudaiji no Sadaijin (2006)

H

* Hamada Mitsuo (2006) Actor
* Hanawa Hokinoichi (1996) Japanologist
* Hanaoka Seishū (2000, 2004) Physician
* Hara Setsuko (2006) Actress
* Hayami Gyoshu (1994) Painter
* Hayashi Fumiko (2000) Novelist
* Higuchi Ichiyo (1951, 1981) Author
* Hiraga Gennai (2004) Inventor
* Hirata Mitsuru (2006) Actor
* Hishida Shunso (1951) Painter
* Hitomi Kinue (2000) Athlete
* Hozumi Nobushige (1999) Statesman, Legal Expert

I

* Ichikawa Danjuro IX (1950) Kabuki Actor
* Ichikawa Danjuro XI (1991) Kabuki Actor
* Ichikawa Ebizo (1956, 2000) Kabuki Actor
* Ichikawa Komazo III (1988) Kabuki Actor
* Ichikawa Raizo (2006) Actor
* Ino Tadataka (1995) Surveyor, cartographer
* Iseno Taifu (2006)
* Ishihara Yujiro (1997) Actor, Singer
* Ishikawa Goemon (1992) Ninja Warrior
* Iwai Hanshiro (1984)
* Iwai Kumejiro (1988)
* Iwamigata (1979)
* Iwasaki Yataro (1986) Founder of Mitsubishi Company Group
* Izumo no Okuni (1989, 2003) Founder of Kabuki

J

* Jingū (1908) Empress
* Jinmaku (1978)
* Jitukawa Nobuwaka II (1992)

K

* Kamiya Jihee (1991)
* Kanaguri Shizo (1999) Marathon runner
* Kaneko Misuzu (2003 L) Poet
* Kanō Hōgai (1951) Painter
* Kataoka Nizaemon XIII (1992)
* Katsushika Hokusai (1999) Painter
* Katsura Beicho III (1999) Rakugo Teller
* Katsura Bunraku VIII (1999) Rakugo Teller
* Kawabata Yasunari (1999, 2000) Writer
* Kawakami Otojiro (1999) Actor
* Kawakami Sadayakko (1999) Actress, Business woman
* Kazama Morio (2006) Actor
* Keller, Helen (2000) Deafblind American author
* Kimura Sakae (1952) Astronomer
* Ki no Tsurayuki (1993) Author
* Kishi Keiko (2000, 2006) Actress
* Kitano Takeshi (2006) Film Director, Comedian
* Prince Kitashirakawa Yoshihisa (1896) Prince
* Kitasato Shibasaburo (2003) Physician and bacteriologist
* Kobayashi Akira (2006) Actor, Singer
* Kobayashi Takiji (2000) Author
* Kōda Rohan (1997) Author
* Koga Masao (2004) Composer
* Kokontei Shincho V (1999) Rakugo Teller
* Komura Jutaro (1999 L) Statesman, diplomat
* Kondo Makoto (1986) Educator
* Koizumi Yakumo (2004) Author
* Kumagai Naozane (1992) Bushi
* Kume Danjo (1991)
* Kunisada Chuji (1999)
* Kuroki Hitomi (2006) Actress
* Kurosawa Akira (2000) Film Director
* Kyō Machiko (2006) Actress

M

* Maejima Hisoka (1927, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1952, 1961, 1968, 1985, 1994) Statesman, politician, businessman
* Masako, Crown Princess of Japan (1993, 2000) Princess
* Masaoka Shiki (1951, 2001 L ,2002) Author, poet
* Matsuda Yusaku (2006) Actor
* Matsui Sumako (1999) Actress
* Matsumoto Koshiro VII (1991) Kabuki Actor
* Matsuo Basho (1987, 1989, 2002 L) Poet
* Matsuzaka Keiko (2006) Actress
* Empress Michiko of Japan (1959) Empress
* Mifune Toshiro (2000, 2006) Actor
* Minamoto no Yoritomo (1968, 1982) First Shogun of Kamakura Shogunate
* Mishima Yahiko (1999) Athlete
* Misora Hibari (1997, 2000) Singer
* Miyagi Michio (1994) Composer, Musician
* Miyazawa Kenji (1996) Author, poet
* Miyazawa Rie (2006) Actress
* Mori Masayuki (2006) Actor
* Mori Ōgai (1951, 1990) Physician, translator, novelist, poet
* Motoori Norinaga (2001) Scholar of Kokugaku

N

* Nagaoka Hantaro (2000, 2003) Physicist
* Nagashima Shigeo (2000) Baseball Player
* Nakamura Baigyoku III (1991) Kabuki Actor
* Nakamura Ganjiro II (1991) Kabuki Actor
* Nakamura Hakuo I (1992) Kabuki Actor
* Nakamura Kichiemon I (1992) Kabuki Actor
* Nakamura Teijo (2000) Poet
* Nakamura Utaemon VI (1991) Kabuki Actor
* Nakamura Kanzaburo XVII (1992) Kabuki Actor
* Nakatsuhime (1988)
* Nakaya Ukichiro (2000) Physicist
* Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan (1993, 2000) Prince
* Naruse Jinzo (2000) Educator
* Natsume Masako (2006) Actress
* Natsume Soseki (1950, 1999) Novelist
* Niijima Jo (1950) Educator
* Nishi Amane (1952) Philosopher
* Nishida Kitaro (1995) Philosopher
* Nishina Yoshio (1990) Physicist
* Nitobe Inazo (1952) Agricultural Economist, Author, Educator, Diplomat, Politician
* Nogi Maresuke (1937, 1938, 1942, 1944, 1945) General
* Noguchi Hideyo (1949, 1999) Doctor, Bacteriologist
* Noguchi, Isamu (2004) Japanese -American artist, Landscape Architect
* Nukata no Ookimi (1981)

O

* Oda Mikio (2000) Athlete
* Oe Kenzaburo (2000) Author
* Ogiya Yugiri (1991)
* Oh Sadaharu (2000) Baseball Player
* Okakura Tenshin (1952) Scholar
* Okochi Denjiro (2006) Actor
* Onoe Baiko VII (1992) Kabuki Actor
* Onoe Bairyoku II (1992) Kabuki Actor
* Onoe Kikugoro VI (1991) Kabuki Actor
* Ono no Komachi (2005) Poet
* Ono no Michikaze (2000 L) Calligrapher
* Oshi kochi no Mitsune (2006)
* Otani Oniji (1984) Kabuki Actor
* Ōtsuki Fumihiko (2000) Lexicographer, Linguist, Historian
* Ozaki Yukio (1960) Politician
* Ozawa Seiji (2000) Conductor
* Ozu Yasujiro (2003 L) Film Director

R

* Raiden Tameemon (1978) Sumo Wrestler
* Rikidozan (2000) Wrestler
* Russell, George (1949) Boy Scout
* Ryu Chishu (2006) Actor

S

* Saito Mokichi (2003) Poet
* Saito Musashibo Benkei (1991) Warrior
* Sakai Yoshinori (1996) Athlete, who lit the Olympic Flame, 1964. Former Fuji Television Director
* Sakamoto Ryoma (2000) Leader of the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa bakufu
* Sanada Hiroyuki (2006) Actor
* Sano Tsunetami (1939) Statesman, Founder of the Japanese Red Cross Society
* Sanyutei Ensho VI (1999) Rakugo Teller
* Sata Keiji (2000) Actor
* Sato Ichiei (1999 L) Poet
* Sawamura Eiji (2000) Baseball Player
* Seki Takakazu (1992) Mathematician
* Shiba Ryotaro (2000) Novelist
* Shigemitsu Mamoru (2000) Minister of Foreign affairs
* Shimamura Hogetsu (1999) Writer
* Shimazaki Toson (1993) Author
* Shinmi Masaoki (1960) Ambassador
* Shirase Nobu (1960, 1999) Explorer
* Sho Deikun (1993)
* Shoriki Matsutaro (1984) Owner of Yomiuri Media Group, Minister of Science Technology
* Shotoku Taishi (2000) Prince
* Siebold, Philipp Franz von (1996) German physician
* Soga Goro (1992)
* Soga Juro (1992)
* Sugihara Chiune (2000) Diplomat
* Soma Gyofu (1995 L) Poet
* Suo no Naishi (2006)
* Suzuki Umetaro (1993) Scientist

T

* Takamine Hideko (2006) Actress
* Takamura Kotaro (2000) Poet and Sculptor
* Takehisa Yumeji (1999) Painter
* Takekuma (1979) Sumo Wrestler
* Takemoto Gidayu (2001) Gidayu bushi Singer
* Takizawa Bakin (1998) Author
* Tanaka Kinuyo (2000) Actress
* Tanakadate Aikitsu (2002) Geophysicist
* Terada Torahiko (1952) physicist, Author
* Tezuka Osamu (1997) Manga Artist, Animator
* Togo Heihachiro (1937, 1938, 1942, 1944, 1945) Fleet Admiral
* Tomii Masaaki (1999) Jurist
* Tsuboi Sakae (2000) Novelist, Poet
* Tsuda Umeko (2000) Educator
* Tsuruta Koji (2006) Actor
* Tsuruta Yoshiyuki (2000) Swimmer
* Tsubouchi Shoyo (1950) Author, Critic, Playwright, Translator

U

* Uchimura Kanzo (1951) Author, Christian Evangelist
* Uehara Ken (2000) Actor
* Uemura Shoen (1999) Painter
* Ume Kenjirō (1952, 1999) Legal Scholar
* Umezu Yoshijiro (2000) Chief commander of the Japanese army

W

* Watanabe Kazan (1993) Painter

Y

* Yakushimaru Hiroko (2006) Actress, Singer
* Yakusho Koji (2006) Actor
* Yamabe no Akahito (2006) Poet
* Yamamoto Yuzo (2000) Novelist, Playwright
* Yanagiya Kosan V (1999) Rakugo Teller
* Yorozuya Kinnosuke (2006) Actor
* Yosano Akiko (1992, 1999) Author, Poet, Social reformer
* Yoshida Shigeru (1996) Prime Minister
* Yoshida Shoin (1959) Scholar
* Yoshikawa Eiji (2000) Novelist
* Yoshinaga Sayuri (2006) Actress
* Yoshino Sakuzo (1999) Author, Political Thinker
* Yoshioka Yayoi (2000) Physician, Women's rights activist
* Yukawa Hideki (1985, 2000) Theoretical Physicist

Ryukyu Islands

(1948-1972)


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