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 Modern Western-Style Architecture in Japan Series VIII
June 23, 1983

Modern Western-Style Architecture in Japan Series VIII

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

Western-style Hotel : Hokkaido Development AgencyThomas Blake Glover : Scottish Merchant in JapanIssued by Japan

Issued on Jun 23, 1983

Issued for : As the 8th in the Modern Western-style Architecture in Japan Series, two 60 yen postage stamps were issued on June 23, 1983.

Design :

(A) Hohei Hall (Important cultural property, Nishi 4-chome, Minami Juichijo, Chuo-ku, Sapporoshi)

This building was constructed in 1880, as a western-style hotel, by the Hokkaido Development Agency which was founded in 1869.

It was designed by a building engineer who belonged to the Construction and Repairs Section, Industry Bureau, Hokkaido Development Agency. The basic tone of its architectural mode is American, but the building has the mixed architectural elements of European and Japanese styles.

Named the Hohei Hall after the clear stream of the Toyohira River, this building is said to carry the blessing, “May Sapporo, capital of Hokkaido, develop affluently and peacefully in the future”.

(B) Old Glover House (Important cultural property, Minami Yamate-cho, Nagasakishi)

This is the house of the Briton Thomas Blake Glover who came to Nagasaki in 1859 for the purpose of trading business and who made great contributions to the modernization of Japan meanwhile. It was designed by Glover himself, and was constructed in 1863. It is the oldest timber residential building in Japan which is constructed in the Western style.

This house is also said to be the place connected with the operaMadame Butterfly“, and a statue of “Madame Butterfly”, depicted by Tamaki Miura is located in the upper plaza of this house.

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : 60 Yen each

Stamp Size : 25.0 x 35.5 mm

Stamps Printed : 30,000,000

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