Japanese songs

林静一の少女の横顔

10 March 1981 Japan
Japanese Song Series
‘Hana’ composed by Rentaro Taki (1879-1903)
illustration: Seiichi Hayashi (1945 – )

One of the stamps issued Japanese songs popular in musical educations.  The illustrator was a commercial animator before becoming an illustrator.  His lines and colours are very much suitable for stamp format and on the matured end of ‘kawaii’ kind, for me.

This stamp is listed on eBay!

昭和56年3月10日発行
デザイン:林静一
原版彫刻:栗嶋茂

瀧廉太郎の『花』の出だしを載せた「日本の歌シリーズ」の9集(上)と『浜辺の歌』の7集(下)から。林静一氏のイラストは、その軽やかな線と明るい色使いがとても切手に合っていると思います。構成はオトナっぽいけれど、少女の表情から「かわいい」範疇にぎりぎり入るかな。

below;
18 September 1980
Japanese Song Series
‘Song of Beaches’ by Tamezo Narita (1893-1945)
illustration: Seiichi Hayashi (1945 – )

昭和55年9月18日発行
日本の歌シリーズ 第7集
デザイン:林静一
原版彫刻:岩国守

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