reading a letter


1 October 1969 Japan
‘Reading a letter’ by Harunobu Suzuki, 1750

This stamp was issued for Universal Postal Union Congress, showing a woman reading a long letter, in her house with great detail of Tatami mat, sliding wooden panels with paper, and a Bonsai pot on wooden floored terrace.

Harunobu Suzuki ( 1724? – 1770 ) was a woodblock print artist and invented slim long legged girls as his style.  A reprint of the original art is in the collection of Postal Museum Japan.

原画:鈴木春信 ( 享保10年 – 明和7年 )『文読み』

この切手は万国郵便大会議を記念して発行されました。原画は東京国立博物館に収蔵されている「中納言朝忠(文読み)」( 1750 ) で、復刻が郵政博物館の収蔵品として紹介されています。畳や障子、縁側に置かれた盆栽など、室内のディテールが楽しめる切手です。


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