on the beach. She entertained him with all kinds of delicacies.
At the Palace, Taro came to realize that three years had already elapsed since his
arrival at the Palace and he decided to go back to his native village. The Princess gave him
a little box as a gift.
When he had returned to his native village, Taro found that the village had been
completely changed. He could find neither his acquaintances nor his own home.
Completely annoyed, Taro opened the Princess' box, although she had told him to do
so. A streak of white smoke leaped from the box and he immediately became a white-
haired old man.
— Text from Ministry of Posts and Communications
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|Date of issue:||January 28, 1975
|Denomination: ||3 kinds of 20 yen |
(C) Tamatebako (Pandora's box)
|Size of impression: ||35.5mm x 25mm|
|Sheet composition: ||20 (5x4) stamps |
|Designer: ||Chusaku ŌYAMA
|Arranged by:||Takashi SHIMIZU|