combing hair / くしけずる

September 13, 2013

1969Japan012
*exch. 062 ( one mint only )

20 April 1969, Japan
“Hair”  (1931)  by Kobayashi Kokei ( 1883-1957 )
Philatelic Week
layout: Hideo Hasebe

This was the first Japanese stamp featuring a painting of a topless female.  The artist Kobayashi Kokei was living in London between 1922 – 1923, where he copied Gu Kaizhi‘s “Admonitions Scroll‘ exhibited at the British Museum.

In this piece, he painted very delicate hair lines and the younger sister combing it, as well as depicting the fashion colours of 1930’s Japan.  His house was planned by Isoya Yoshida and it is reconstructed next to his museum in Jōetsu City.

昭和44年4月20日発行
切手趣味週間
原画:小林古径画『髪』(昭和6年)
切手デザイン:長谷部日出男

女性の上半身裸が初めて日本の切手になったのは1969年です。画家の小林古径は1922年から翌年までロンドンに住んでいて、大英博物館で展示されていた顧 愷之(344-405)の作品「女史箴図巻」を模写して線描の練習をしたそうです。

この作品は、線描での簡潔な描き方とシンプルな色合いが綺麗で、昭和初期の衣服や色合いが美しく描かれています。吉田五十八によって設計された小林古径邸は、新潟県上越市に移設されているらしく、いつか見に行きたいなぁ。

2 Responses to “combing hair / くしけずる”

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