plant trees on burnt land / 焼け野原に木を

September 3, 2009

1948Japan001

1 April 1948 Japan
Afforestation
illustration: Katsutoshi Hioki
stamp design: Takeo Shimada

In contrast to the last two stamps from 1910’s and 1930’s, this one was made in a hurry and the message was urgency.  Printed on off White coarse paper, density of mono colour creates picture.

昭和23年4月1日発行
全国緑化運動
原画:日置勝駿
切手デザイン:島田武夫

余裕のあった大正時代や開戦直後の切手にくらべると質素で作りも粗い、戦後間もない3年目に発行された切手。焼け野原に木を植えよう、というメッセージは危急を要しているように感じられます。

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