Philately Week 1988

Complete set of 2 commemorative postage stamps on the Philately Week 1988 :

1771 Long Undergarment (Prints by Kotondo Torii) [Japan Stamp 1988]1772 Kimono Sash (Prints by Kotondo Torii) [Japan Stamp 1988]Issued by Japan

Issued on Apr 19, 1988

Issued for : Two 60-yen postage stamps (se-tenant) were issued on April 19, 1988 to mark Philately Week.

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : 60 Yen each

Stamp Size : 35.5 mm x 25.0 mm

Quantity Issued : 50,000,000 stamps

Perforation : 13

Printing Process : Photogravure

About : 

  • Philately Week was established in 1977 for the purpose of nurturing of philatelists and promoting cultural understanding and appreciation through postage stamps. Since then, the issuance of postage stamps for this special week and a variety of events such as the Postage Stamp Exhibitions have been conducted. In 1981, the AllJapan Postage Stamp Fair was newly established as the main event for the Week and has been held every year since then, the designer for the stamp is Kotondo TORII who belongs to the Torii School of Ukiyoe artists which was first started by Kiyonobu TORII. He was born in Tokyo in 1900. He first studied Yamatoe, a Japanese-style type of painting, from Tomone KOBORI, Japanese-style artist, and then became a student of Kiyokata KABURAGI, another Japanese-style artist. His work in the painting of beauty was qualified by the 8th NITTEN. Both before and after the War, he worked in creating stage arts and artistic billboards for Teigeki, Zenshinza, Meijiza, Embujo and Kabukiza, all well-known theatrical halls. In his latter years he took a tutorship at the Theatrical Study of Art Department of Nippon University and in 1940, he became the 8th houselord of the TORII Family and later Kiyotada, V. However, he always used the signature of “Kotondo” for all his paintings of beauty and for his wood-block printings.

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