Nyoro Nyoro in Moominvalley

ムーミン谷のニョロニョロ

6 May 2011, Finland
illustration: Tove Jansson
design:  Satu Lusa

Nyoro Nyoro in Japan is the name of a creature in Tove Jansson‘s Moomin series – they are pictured on the third stamp, called Hattifattener in English translations.  They walk swayingly together and gather in mass numbers when a storm is arriving… then get electrified in a ceremonial manner!

「ニョロニョロ」というと、日本ではムーミンに出てくるゆらゆら集団で歩く生き物の名前をまず思い浮かべる人も多いと思います。嵐の中で集団で電気チャージするこの生き物を思いついたトーベ・ヤンソンの想像力に憧れます。

1952年原作の6枚の切手の中から、飲み物をめぐる情景を集めてみました。

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