Archive for the ‘Japan’ Category
This 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.
Kazuya has sent this beautiful cover from Japan, thank you! It was posted in Honjo (本所), Sumida, Tokyo on July 27, 2015.
Kousaku 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.
See also: #594 Japan 12/08/06
On 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.
Takeshi 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.
See also: #568 Japan 12/06/01
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.