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Ukiyoe Series

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"Ukiyoe Series - No 5"
Issue date: 29th July 2016



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.

  1. Artist: Torii Kiyonaga, "Hinagata Wakana no Hatsumoyo, Ogiya uchi Toji / A Pattern Book of Fresh Model Designs, Toji of the Ogiya".
  2. Artist: Kitagawa Yukimaro, "Musume dojoji".
  3. Artist: Torii Kiyonaga "Fuzoku Azuma no Nishiki, Shiokumi / Brocade of Eastern Manners, The Brine Maidens".
  4. Artist: Ichirakutei Eisui "Hyogoya uchi Tsukioka / Tsukioka of the Hyogoya".
  5. Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro "Medeta sanpuku tsui, Kyodai mutsumajiki zu / A Triptych of Good Fortune, Good Relations between Siblings".

  6. Kawachi, Hirakata, Otokoyama / Province of Kawachi, Mount Otoko in Hirakata. (picture 3)
    Kawachi Province was a province of Japan in the eastern part of modern Osaka Prefecture, Otoko Mountain 142.5 m (located 34°52'40.58"N 135°42'0.21"E) and is also known as Hatogamine. Otoko mountain is the brown hill in the middle. From the topographic point of view the mountain in the background is Hiei-zan (but it does not look like a real view, it is an artist's view).

  7. Fishing for Bonito off the Coast of Tosa Province, bonito fisherman in the waters of Tosa Province (picture 58).
    Tosa Province is a former province of Japan in the area that is today Kōchi Prefecture on Shikoku. There are no high mountains, which can be seen from the sea off the coast of Kōchi Prefecture (it is an artist's view).

  8. Ise, Asamayama, Toge no Chaya / Province of Ise, Mount Asama, Teahouse on the Mountain Pass (picture 7).
    Ise Province. was a province of Japan in the area of Japan that is today includes most of modern Mie Prefecture. The Pass on Asamayama is located (34°27'31.56"N 136°47'30.44"E) between Ise and Toba in Ise Shima National Park.

  9. Oki, Takuhi no yashiro / Province of Oki, Takuhi Shrine (Picture 44).
    Oki Province was a province of Japan consisted of the Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan. The area is today Oki District in modern Shimane Prefecture.

  10. The Weir on Chukugo river in Chikugo Province, Haki Village is seen on the far bank, surrounded by pines and the Komeyama (591 m) in the background (picture 60).
    Chikugo is the name of a former province of Japan in the area that is today the southern part of Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyūshū and Haki Village (33°21'42.52"N 130°48'40.69"E) is today part of the city of Asakura.

 

 

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