Stamps on Kabuki Theatre -Japan 1992.

Stamps on Kabuki Theatre -Japan 1992.

Enjaku Jitsukawa II in “Kinmon Gosan no Kiri” Kabuki on a 62 Yen stamp issued on 10 Apr 1992.

JAPAN KABUKI THEATRE
JAPAN KABUKI THEATRE 1988.

 

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International Puppetry Festival -Stamps of Japan 1988.

International Puppetry Festival -Stamps of Japan 1988.

Japan issued stamps on 15th International Puppetry Festival on 27 July 1988.

60 Yen – Stick Puppet Girl (Czechoslovakia).

JAPAN PUPPETRY
JAPAN 1988 – INTERNATIONAL PUPPETRY FESTIVAL – STICK PUPPET GIRL.

Miniature Sheet Imperial Wedding -Crown Prince Naruhito and Masako 1993.

Miniature Sheet Imperial Wedding -Crown Prince Naruhito and Masako 1993

Emperor Naruhito( born 23 Feb 1960) of Japan acceded to Chrysanthemum throne on 01 May 2019 following the abdication of his father, Emperor Akihito on 30 April 2019. It ended the Heisei era and beginning of Reiwa era. He is the 126th Monarch of Japan according to Japan’s traditional order of succession.

Naruhito was born on 23 Feb 1960 to Crown Prince Akihito and Michiko Shoda. He had his schooling from the prestigious Gakushuin school system and graduated from Gakushuin University in 1982. He studied in Merton College, Oxford University from 1983 to 1986. A keen mountaineer, during his stay in England he climbed the highest mountain peaks in England, Scotland and Wales.

He first met Masako Owada at a tea for Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo, in Nov 1986 during her studies in University of Tokyo. He was captivated by her and proposed to her three times before the Imperial Palace announced their engagement on 19 Jan 1993. Their marriage took place on 09 June 1993 at the Imperial Shinto hall in Tokyo, before 800 invited guests and estimated media audience of 500 Million.

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have one daughter, Aiko, Princess Toshi, born ono1 Dec 2001.

Japan issued a miniature sheet on13 Oct 1993 to celebrate the Wedding of Crown Prince Naruhito and Masako Owada held in Tokyo on 09 Jun 1993. A Five Hundred Yen coin was also issued to commemorate the Imperial Wedding.

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JAPAN FDC 1993- WEDDING OF CROWN PRINCE (NOW EMPEROR) AND MASAKO OWADA (NOW EMPRESS).

 

1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics -Miniature Sheet Japan.

1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics -Miniature Sheet Japan.

The 1972 Winter Olympic Games were held in Sapporo Japan from 03 Feb to 13 Feb 1972. This was the XIth edition of Winter Olympic Games. The First Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France in 1924. The next Olympic Games will be held in Beijing in 2022.

Japan won three medals at 1972 games (1Gold,1 Silver & 1 Bronze). USSR topped the medals tally with 16 Medals (8 Gold, 5 Silver & 3 Bronze Medals).

Japan issued a miniature sheet consisting of three stamps on 03 Feb 1972 to commemorate the Games. The sports featured on stamps are

20 y – Skiing               50 y- Figure Skating         20 y -Bobsleigh

JAPAN MS 1972 SAPPORO W OLY
JAPAN MS 1972 SAPPORO WINTER OLYMPICS

Stamps on Rainbow and Afforestation – Japan 1978

Stamps on Rainbow and Afforestation – Japan 1978

Japan issued a stamp on the National Afforestation Campaign on 20 May 1978. The Stamp features Cape Ashizuri, Rainbow and Cedar Trees.

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STAMPS OF JAPAN ON RAINBOW 1978

Stamps on Modern Japanese Art -1980

Stamps on Modern Japanese Art -1980

Japan issued a set of two stamps on Modern Japanese Art (7th Series) on 07 Jul 1980. The stamps feature

Black Fan by Takeji Fujishima (1867-1943).Japanese painter with Yoga Art movement and influenced by Art Nouveau.

The Dance “Are Yudachi Ni” (Dear Me ……It’s a Shower) by Seiho Takeuchi (1864-1942) .Painter of Nihonga Genre.Master of Prewar Kyoto circle of Painters.

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JAPAN FDC 1980 -MODERN ART SERIES 7

Modern Japanese Art on Stamps – 1979

Modern Japanese Art on Stamps – 1979

Japan issued two stamps on theme Modern Japanese Art on 22 Nov 1979. The art featured on stamps is

A nude by Kagaku Murakami (1888-1939), who was a Japanese Painter and illustrator known for his Nihonga style Paintings.

The second stamp features Harvest by Chu Asai (1856-1907). He was a Japanese painter noted for his work in Yoga artwork.

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JAPAN MODERN ART -1979
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JAPAN MODERN ART -1979