Recent Issues 2012
"Ukiyoe Series - No 1"
Issue date: 1st August 2012
Stamps 1-5 depict portraits of beauties in Edo period and stamps 6-10 depict images of the series "Rokujûyoshû meisho zue" (Famous Views of the 60 odd Provinces) of Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) also known as Andō Hiroshige.
The women of the Ogiya
which goes out for
cherry blossom viewing (Eisho Cyokosai).
A peerless beautiful woman
from Toseionnafuzokutu (Utamaro Kitagawa).
The woman who looks at the moon
One sheet of the series of snow,
the moon, and a flower (Eizan Kikukawa).
The fourth generation Hanaogi is
a famous prostitute of elegance (Utamaro Kitagawa).
The landlady of a restaurant
with a paper lantern (Eizan Kikukawa)
- Yamashiro province:
Arashiyamatogetukyo (The Moon Crossing Bridge at Arashiyama).
(Yamashiro was an old province in the area that is today Kyoto Prefecture)
Mt. Arashi (Mountains Kyoto area) and Yamatogetu-bridge
- Suo province:
(Suo was an old province in the area that is today eastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Iwakuni-Kintai-bridge and Mt. Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
- Shinano province:
(Shinano was an old province that is today Nagano Prefecture)
Mt. Kamuriki in Nagano Prefecture.
- Awa province:
(Awa was an old province in the area that is today Tokushima Prefecture)
Awazi-Island and Nruto-Strait.
- Kai province: Saruhashi
(Terrific depiction of the monkey bridge).
(Kai was an old province in the area that is today Yamanashi Prefecture)
Saru-bridge (Monkey Bridge) in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Many thanks to Kumiko Hamamichi
(Japan) for the translation.