Back To Top

 Ship Series II : “Goshuinsen” & “Tenchimaru”
September 25, 1975

Ship Series II : “Goshuinsen” & “Tenchimaru”

Complete Set of 2 nos of postage stamps on the Historic Ships :

Issued by Japan

Issued on Sep 25, 1975

Issued for : As the second of the Japanese ship series, two 20 yen postage stamps (se-tenant) will be issued featuring “Goshuin-sen” and “Tenchi-maru” respectively.

Picture : Goshuinsen was a large-sized foreign trader authorized by the shogunate. It was active in trade with Southeast Asia from Momoyama Period (1575-1600) to the early part of Yedo Period (1615-1866). By means of the Goshuinsen the wealthy merchants in Kyoto, Sakai and Nagasaki set about foreign trade. At the beginning the ship was built after Chinese fashion and about 30 metres long, but later European ship-building technique was adopted and the body became larger.

Tenchimaru was the state ship built by the order of Shogun Iyemitsu Tokugawa, the third. Constructed like a warship it was 44 metres long, about 16 metres wide and about 4 metres deep. Lacquered in vermilion it was gorgeous ship with 76 oars and in use from 1630 to the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate (1866).

Colour : 1. Light Olive & 2. Dark Blue

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : 20 Yen each

Printing Process : Engraved

Perforation : 13

Stamps Printed : Printed checkerwise in sheets of 20

Prev Post

Apple in Japan

Next Post

Pakistan on Universal Children’s Day 1975

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x