Chinese New Year

旧正月のお祝い

1 December 1965, Taiwan
‘Folklore Stamps’
designer: Wen Hsueh-ju

Today is Chinese New Year – the official beginning of the year of the Snake.  You may witness a traditional style celebration in the China Town near you.

This set of stamps are from Taiwan – and they were printed in Japan.  I enlarge a part of it, as you can see the sparkling collaboration between a Taiwanese designer and Japanese print technician on the pattern of traditional costume.

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今日は旧正月で、台湾をはじめアジアの国ぐにでは家族で集まって新年を祝っています。世界各地の中華街でも、爆竹の音が響いているのではないでしょうか。

1965年の暮れに発行されたこの台湾の切手は、日本の大蔵省印刷局で製造されたようです。花火で遊ぶ子供たちの服の模様が細かい!とルーペで拡大して楽しみました。

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