Japan on International Letter Writing Week 1975

A postage stamp on the International Letter Writing Week 1975 :

Kujaku-kika : Japanese PaintingIssued by Japan

Issued on Oct 6, 1975

Issued for : The International Letter Writing Week 1975 was marked by the issue of a 50 yen special postage stamp reproducing a portion of the picture “Kujakukika” (Peacock and Hollyhock) by Ogata Korin (1658-1716).

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 50 Yen

Stamp Size : 35.5 mm x 25.0 mm

Quantity Issued : 28,000,000 stamps

Printing Process : Photogravure

About : 

  • Kujakukika” is drawn on a screen with two panes (each pane measuring 173cm wide and 146cm long). A peacock with its wing proudly stretched and a hollyhock bright and lovely are painted in rich colouring on the screen strewn with gold dust. Korin‘s sharp skilled touch of description is well expressed on the painting which is said to have been drawn in his late years (about 53 years old). Including the above the pictures such as “Kobaihakubai” (Red plum and White plum) and “Kakitsubata” (Iris) are enumerated among his representative works.

2 thoughts on “Japan on International Letter Writing Week 1975

  1. I have a copy of the Nippon international letter writing week stamp 1975 (fist day of issue) framed picture, along with related peacock artwork. Where can i find more information about this combination?

    • The information here provided by Nippon Post during issuance of this stamp. We’ll search if there is any further info, we’ll update.. Thanks for dropping by.

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