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Hiei-zan 848 m / Daimonji-yama 472 m / Arashi-yama
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The Hiei-zan is a small mountain range in the northeast of Kyoto city, situated at the border of the Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures. It's higest peak is known as Oohiei 848 metres. Another summit is the Shimei-dake 838 metres.

The Daimonji-yama is situated in the east of the city of Kyoto. The Daimonji-yama offers the most accessible and expansive view of the city of Kyoto. Highest point of the Daimonji-yama is known as Nyoigatake (472 m). Daimonji (465.4 m) is the mountain on which the largest of the five giant bonfires of Daimonji-yaki (Gozan no Okuribi) is burned in late summer.  

 

mountainstamp.com Hieizan Mountain stamp Kyoto Sierre Leone

Sierra Leone 1991, botanic Garden of Kyoto & Mount Hiei-zan (Oohiei).

Dominica 1997 Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto miniaturesheet

Dominica 1997
Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto.
In the background is slightly visible the summit Mt. Daimonji.

The miniaturesheet was issued in the series "50th Anniversary of Unesco".

Japan 2003, "Kyoto Festivals".

(1) Aoi-Festival
(2) Gion Festival (July)
(3) Gozan no Okuribi, bonfires on Mt. Daimonji (August).
(4) Jidai-Fest (October)

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Japan 2011, Shimeidake (838 m), overlapping the Oohiei (848 m).
The stamp was issued in the sheet "Japanese Mountains Series No 1".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Arashi mountain stamp 2012

Japan 2012, Yamashiro province: "The Moon Crossing Bridge at Arashiyama".
of the series "Rokujûyoshû meisho zue" (Famous Views of the 60 odd Provinces) of Utagawa Hiroshige.


(Yamashiro was an old province in the area that is today Kyoto Prefecture)
The Yamatogetu-bridge in Kyoto and the Arashi-yama (situated in the west of Kyoto City).
The stamp was issued in the sheet "Ukiyoe - No 1"  

Japan 2013, "Gion Matsuri".
The Gion Matsuri (Festival) takes place annually in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan.

(1)(2) Yamahoko Junko (Naginatahoko)
(3)(4) Yasaka-Shrine Nishiromon Mikoshitogyo.

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Peru 2013

"140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Peru"
The left stamp is showing Machu Picchu (Peru).
The right stamp is showing the Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto and the summit Mt. Daimonji in the background.

 

Japan 2016 Kawachi Province, Mount Otoko in Hirakata

Japan 2016
Kawachi Province, Mount Otoko in Hirakata.
(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).
The stamp was issued in the series Ukoye Series 5.

 

Japan 2016 Bonfires on Mount Daimonji  stamp

Japan 2016, Bonfires on Mount Daimonji.
The stamp was issued in the "60th Anniversary of Local Government Law Booklet".
It shows the five-story pagoda of Tō-ji. Kyoto's Daimonji-yaki (Gozan no Okuribi) bonfire lit during the Obon festival (August 16). It shows the largest of the five giant bonfires on Mount Daimonji. The chinese character of the fire meaning "large" or "great:"

The same design is shown as illustration of the stamp sheet "60th Anniversary Series of the Enforcement of the Local Autonomy Kyoto Prefecture" (issued 2008).

 

Japan 2016Kyoto  Hieizan mountain stamp

Japan 2016, Mt. Hiei-zan.
The stamp was issued in the series
"My Journey Stamp Series No.1 – Kyoto I found".

 

 

 

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