Omotenashi – traditional Japanese hospitality

November 30th, 2014 is glad to inform that Japanese Post introduced its second issue of "Omotenashi" (Hospitality) Flowers Series, with motifs of colorful flowers. The title "Omotenashi" represents the spirit of service and hospitality for the guests. The issue consists of eight stamps on the 8th of November.

Translated simply, Omotenashi means the Japanese way of treating a guest. It blends a welcoming spirit with warmth, understanding, and above all respect. The concept is all encompassing.

Etymologically, Omotenashi is a hybrid of "omote" (surface) and "nashi" (less), concepts that translate together into "single-hearted". From the perspective of a host, this is the rendering of service without expectation of favor or reward.

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