last days of year of Ox

丑年の最後の日

15 January 2009, China
‘Ji-Chou Year’ Year of Ox
design: 陳紹華

Only today and tomorrow are the rest of this year.   The Chinese Zodiac animal of this year was Ox.  This stamp has nicely illustrated Bull, rather Ox, has wild eyes and flying legs.  Starts in middle of perforation dots before the stamp is separated from sheet.

あと2日で丑年の2009年も終わります。この中国の切手は据わった目つきの牛を描いてかっこいい。飛んでいるような足元も素敵です。目打の中央に星の形が切り取られていたり、なかなか凝っています。

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