Modern Western-Style Architecture in Japan Series V

Complete Set of 2 nos of postage stamps on the Modern WesternStyle Architectures in Japan :

Oyama-jinja (Shinto shrine) : Maeda Toshiie (Kaga domain)Kyu-Iwasaki-tei : Tokyo Cultural HeritageIssued by Japan

Issued on Jun 12, 1982

Issued for : As the fifth Modern Architecture in Japan Series, two 60-yen postage stamps will be issued on June 12, 1982.

Design :

(A) The gate of Oyama Shrine (Important Cultural Property, Oyama-cho, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture)

The gate of Oyama Shrine, in which the founder of the Kaga clan, the daimyo Maeda Toshiie, is enshrined, is a unique multi-story gate which mixes Western techniques with Japanese architecture.

This stamp recalls the will of the people to enter a constructive new era, such as by installing lightening rods, etc. Also, on the third and top floor of the gate, there is a colored glass window which was put in as a beacon for boats out on the Sea of Japan.

(B) The Old Iwasaki Family Residence (Important Cultural Property, Ikenohata 1-chome, Taito Ward, Tokyo)

This building is considered to be the best existing Western-style residential architecture made of wood from the Meiji period. The ideas in this architecture truly reflect the most advanced residential architecture of England and America in the last half of the 19th century. As a wooden structure, it has the maximum amount of exterior decoration.

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : 60 Yen each

Size of impression : 25.0 x 35.5 mm

Quantity issued : 28,000,000 stamps each

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