Archive for the ‘Japan’ Category

#1059 Japan 16/09/06

japan-160906This nice cover from Japan was sent by Fumiaki, thank you! It was posted in Shizuoka (静岡) on September 6 and arrived on September 13, 2016.

#1036 Japan 15/07/27

Japan 150727Kazuya has sent this beautiful cover from Japan, thank you! It was posted in Honjo (本所), Sumida, Tokyo on July 27, 2015.

#1019 Japan 15/05/14

Japan 150514Miyoshi has sent this very nice cover from Japan, thank you! It was posted at Asukayama post office (飛鳥山前) in Tokyo on May 14 and arrived on May 19, 2015.

#937 Japan 15/01/09

Japan 150109Hiroshi has sent this beautiful first day cover from Japan, thank you! It was posted in Osaka on January 9 and arrived on January 19, 2015.

The stamp set commemorates the children’s book The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943).

#888 Japan 15/01/??

Japan 1501xxMakoto has sent this nice cover from Japan, thank you! It was posted in Nagareyama and arrived on January 12, 2015.

The stamp on the right is part of a set, which commemorates the 69th International Sports Festival in Nagasaki. The set was issued on September 12, 2014.

#852 Japan 14/07/10

Japan 140710Kousaku sent this nice cover from Japan, thank you! It was posted in Ōmiyanishi, Saitama on July 10 and arrived on July 15, 2014.

The stamps on the left are part of a mini-sheet, which commemorates the National Afforestation Campaign. The sheet was issued on May 25, 2012.

#742 Japan 13/03/14

Japan 130314This nice FDC from Japan was sent by Takeshi, thank you! It was issued and posted in Hiroshima (広島) on March 14 and arrived on March 19, 2013.

The stamps are part of the “World Heritage” set. They commemorate the Pyramids of Giza and the Mont Saint-Michel.

See also: #679 Japan 13/03/11

#679 Japan 13/03/11

Japan 130311This nice Japanese cover was sent by Dr. Nomura, thank you very much! It was posted in Suido on March 11 and arrived on March 14, 2013.

See also: #594 Japan 12/08/06

#666 Japan 13/04/19

Japan 130419On 22 April 2013 I received this marvelous registered first day cover, which was sent by Lei Huang, thank you very much! It was posted in Fujigaoka (藤が丘) on April 19.

The mini-sheet commemorates the Philately Week 2013. It depicts the painting “Four Seasons Flowers and Birds” by Kanō Motonobu (狩野 元信; 1476-1559) of the famous Kanō school.

#661 Japan 13/02/22

Japan 130222Takeshi sent me this nice FDC from Japan, thank you! It was posted in Hiroshima (広島) on February 22 and arrived on February 26, 2013.

The stamps are part of the set “Japanese Mountain Series No. 2”. The stamps depict Mount Fuji (富士山; 3776 m) and Mount Tsukuba (筑波山; 877 m).

See also: #568 Japan 12/06/01

#630 Japan 13/02/18

Japan 130218Thank you, Nobumasa, for sending this nice cover from Japan! It was posted on February 18 at Nishi-Kawagoe Station in Kawagoe, Saitama (川越), and arrived on February 22, 2013.

The left stamp is part of the definitives set “Nature of Japan”, which was issued on November 28, 1997. It depicts a flower beetle (Koao-hanamuguri) and the Kantou dandelion.

The two stamps on the right are part of the Spring Greetings Set, which was issued on February 1, 2013.

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#613 Japan 12/12/20
#387 Japan 10/06/14

#613 Japan 12/12/20

Japan 121220Kenichi sent me this nice cover from Japan, thank you!

It was posted in Toshima, Tokyo on December 10 and arrived on December 27, 2012. On December 24 the special “Season Greetings” cancel was applied. The date on the special cancellation shows 24.12.24 for the Japanese year Heisei (平成) 24.

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#573 Japan 12/06/26
#229 Japan 09/11/20

#594 Japan 12/08/06

Thank you, Dr. Masaki Nomura, for sending this nice cover from Japan! It was posted in Kanda, Tokyo (神田) on August 6 and arrived on  August 9, 2012.

The left stamp was issued on July, 15, 1994. It is an issue of the Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県).

The middle stamp (issued 1974) commemorates the different blood types. The right stamp of 1965 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which was founded in 1865.

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#557 Japan 12/04/08
#342 Japan 10/01/04
#208 Japan 09/10/24

#573 Japan 12/06/26

Thank you, Miyoshi, for sending this nice cover from Japan! It was posted on June 26 in Tokyo at Asukayama Station (飛鳥山駅) and arrived on July 2, 2012 (Heisei 24).

The left stamp is part of the set “Modern Japanese Art”, which was issued on May 30, 1979. It depicts the painting “Merciful Mother Goddess” by Kanō Hōgai (狩野芳崖; 1828-1888).

The right stamp commemorates the Japanese dragonfly Boninthemis insularis. It is part of the 1977 insects set and was issued on September 14, 1977.

#568 Japan 12/06/01

This marvellous first day cover from Japan was posted at Fujigaoka Station in Nagoya on June 1, 2012.

The mini-sheet commemorates the 60th anniversary of the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and the 50th anniversary of the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto.

The green painting on top is entitled “Serving Girl at a Spa”and was made by Tsuchida Bakusen (1887-1936).

The paintings below are (from top left to bottom right):
“Girl” by Mimani Kunzo (1883-1950)
“Portrait of San’yūtei Enchō” by Kaburaki Kiyokata (1878-1972)
“Road Cut through a Hill” by Ryūsei Kishida (1891-1929)
“Mother and Child” by Uemura Shōen (1875-1949)
“Reading by the Window” by Ota Kijiro (1883-1951)
“Peonies at a Back Garden after Rain” by Tokuoka Shinsen (1896-1972)
“Seated Woman” by Sōtarō Yasui (1888-1955)
“Study of Fallen Blossoms” by Fukuda Heihachirō (1892-1974)

In addition to the stamps there is an automate label of 160 yen applied.

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