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Ukiyoe Series

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"Ukiyoe Series - No 6"
Issue date: 6th September 2017



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. Kikukawa Eizan "Furyu mu Tamagawa, Kii, Koya no Tamagawa / Fashionable Six Jewel Rivers, Kii, Tamagawa of Koya.
  2. Kitagawa Utamaro "Matsubaya Yosooi Matumura / Yosooi and  Matumura of the Matsubaya".
  3. Kitagawa Utamaro "Matsubaya uchi Kisegawa / Kisegawa of the Matsubaya".
  4. Kitagawa Utamaro "Mari to Ogi wo Motsu Bijin / A beauty who  has a ball and fan in hands".
  5. Chobunsai Eishi "Ogiya uchi Hana-ogi / Hana-ogi of the Ogiya".

  6. Mount Hiyori and Toba Harbor in Shima Province, (picture 8).
    Shima Province was a province of Japan which consisted of a peninsula in the southeastern part of modern Mie Prefecture. Mount Hiyori (Hiyoriyama) is a 68 metres high hill (34°28'42.69"N 136°50'13.52"E), located to the west side of Toba Station. Today there is an observation deck on the top of the hill.

  7. Nagasaki, Mount Inasa in Hizen Province (picture 63).
    Hizen Province was an old province of Japan in the area of Saga and Nagasaki prefectures on the island of on the island of Kyushu. Mount Inasa (Inasa-yama) is a hill to the west of the city of Nagasaki which rises to a height of 333 metres. It can be reached by the Nagasaki Ropeway.

  8. Daijingu Shrine in Kashima, Hitachi Province (picture 21).
    Hitachi Province was an old province of Japan in the area of Ibaraki Prefecture (Honshu).

  9. Kanegasaka Pass in Tanba Province (picture 37).
    Tanba Province was an old province of Japan. The ambit of its borders encompassed both the central part of modern Kyoto Prefecture and the east-central part of Hyōgo Prefecture. The print shows the (鬼の架け橋 see wikipedia japanese) Demon's bridge, located (35° 6'49.95"N 135° 6'48.05"E), It is composed of three huge rocks. According a folk tale the demon's bridge was formed during a earthquake as a huge stone collapsed and formed the structure.

  10. A Fine Evening on the Coast, Tsushima Province (picture 69).
    Tsushima Province was an old province of Japan on Tsushima Island which occupied the area corresponding to modern-day Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture.

 

 

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