cooking beauty / 台所美人

November 29, 2010

*exch. 044 & 045 ( two together )

20 April 1983, Japan
Philatelic Week
‘Kitchen Beauties’ by Utamaro ( 1753? – 1806 )
stamp design: Yoshiaki Kikuchi

This kitchen might be located in a house or outside – so, I sort it in ‘food and cooking’ category.  The original woodblock print is in the collection of Tokyo National Museum, as well as Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

This stamp is well representing details – coiled handles on boiling pot, delicate patterns on Kimono, smoke comes out from the cooker and a lot more.  It is great pleasure to inspect it with a magnifier.


原画:喜多川歌麿 ( 宝暦3年? – 文化3年 )『台所美人』



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