Phoenix and little cloud / 鳳凰と小さな雲

September 25, 2009

1953Japan002-2

12 October 1953, Japan
Prince Akihito returned from abroad
designer:  Ryusaku Nakao
engraver: Yoshiro Kawahara

In contrast to the last stamp issued in the same year, it clearly shows that post office paid effort to make this stamp impressive.  OK, it looks good but was it that important to celebrate the young prince had returend from Oxford University?  Anyway, worth to magnify and enjoy.  My eyes are cought by a little cloud floating near the bottom of the Phoenix.  Yes, it was needed to make graphical balance.

昭和28年10月12日発行
皇太子明仁帰朝記念
デザイン:中尾竜作
原版彫刻:河原義郎

同じ年に発行された電燈の切手とくらべると、郵政省がこの切手には手間とお金をかけたようです。皇太子がオックフォードでの遊学を終えたのは、そんなに記念すべき事だったのね。単色ながら、虫メガネで拡大するとその細かい線描での濃淡を楽しむことができる切手。鳳凰のおしりの辺りに浮かんでいるちっちゃな雲がかわいい。構成上そこに何か欲しかったのですね、きっと。

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: