winter solstice / 冬至キャンドルナイトは?

December 22, 2013

1970Denmark001

4 May 1970, Denmark
25th Anniversary of Liberation
designer: P. Christensen
engraver: C. Slania

Today is the winter solstice day.  I have been looking for information on ‘Candle Night‘ – a series of campaigns for saving energy by switching off all electric lights between 8-10pm on the summer and winter solstice day.  It seems the campaign was finished in 2012 and is not happening today.  Why??  It’s very nice to spend time with candle light!

This Slania engraved stamp is imitating a wood carved print – primitive and toasty.

今日は冬至。あれ?今年は「100万人のキャンドルナイト」のことをツイッターとかFace Bookで見ないな〜と思ったら、10周年だった去年で終わったのですね。世界的なキャンペーンになって、近年は東京タワーほかたくさんの建物のイルミネーションが消されたのに、どうしてもっと続けないのかな。ろうそくの火で過ごす時間は素敵なのに。

巨匠スラニアが彫ったこの切手は、木版印刷の雰囲気を凹版で再現していて、暖かみがあります。

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