Hooo hokekyo / ホーホケキョ

February 8, 2010

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1964, Japan
1 May (top: Meadow Bunting)
10 February (bottom: Japanese Bush Warbler / Japanese Nightingale)
design: Saburo Watanabe (top) & Masaru Kimura

About same time to the last featured bird stamps from Czechoslovakia.  Those two birds are known for spring song birds.  Choice of brunch, flower and the backdrop colours are somehow very Japanese. Sound of a Japanese Bush Warbler (Uguisu) is evocative for me – Hooo hokekyo!

昭和39年5月1日(上)と2月10日(下)発行
鳥シリーズ
デザイン:渡辺三郎(上)/ 木村勝(下)

先日紹介したチェコスロバキアの切手とほぼ同じ頃に出ている日本の鳥の切手から、春を告げる小鳥を2枚選んでみました。背景の色や梅やネコヤナギの小枝がとても日本的だからか、鳥も和風に見えます。ホーホケキョ、というなき声が聞こえてきそう。

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