Japanese Song Series III

Complete Set of 2 nos of postage stamps on the Japanese Songs :

1379-japanese-song-issue-winter-landscape-japan-stamp-19801380-japanese-song-issue-mt-fuji-japan-stamp-1980Issued by Japan

Issued on Jan 28, 1980

Issued for : Two 50 yen postage stamps have been issued on January 28, 1980, as the Japanese Song Series III.

Picture :

Fuyugeshiki, or Wintry Scene, was written and composed in 1913 for the 5th graders of Elementary School Children, though both the writer and the composer cannot be identified.

The text describes in a concise style scenes of early winter morning, noon and evening and is said to one of the best poetic texts among the songs prescribed by the Ministry of Education. The song currently forms part of the teaching material for the 5th graders.

Fujisan, or Mt. Fuji, was composed for the Songs for Elementary School Children published in July, 1910, by the Ministry of Education, the first elementary school song book, depicting the famed Japanese mountain. The text was taken from the Elementery School Reader compiled by the Ministry; but the name of the composer is not known. The song is currently included in the teaching material for the 3rd graders.

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : 50 Yen each

Stamp Size : 25.0 x 33.5 mm

Stamps Printed : 28,000,000

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