Sunday, February 26, 2012

2 websites\blogs of my Facebook's friends that are dedicated to Phillumeny

the beautiful blog of Joel Gabriels from Belgium

The lovely Juggler of Joel
Very old matchboxes France and UK

The interesting blog of Limburgse Stekskesmannen from Belgium which includes many photos from the yearly Exchange mart in ANTWERPEN.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Japanese Woodblock printed labels

Japanese patriotic labels

War flag of the Imperial Japanese Army(十六条旭日旗) from
1871 to 1945 with the now-days Civil and state flag


The Rising Sun Flag (Japan 1889–1945) - 
White with a red disc slightly to the hoist with 16 rays 
extending from the disc to the edges of the flag.

The "Five-Colored Flag" of the Republic of China on a Japanese label dated 1912-1928

The "Five-Colored Flag" was used as a national flag of the Republic of China from the inception of the Republic in 1912 until the demise of the warlord government in 1928.
The "Five-Colored Flag" Used mainly in Shanghai and eastern parts of northern China until 1928. This flag was widely flown even before the founding of the Republic of China by Chinese on the eastern coast and garnered the greatest respect at the founding of the ROC. Stripes represent the five great races in China's history, according to Dr. Sun Yat-sen: red for Han Chinese, yellow to represent Manchus, blue as Mongols, white for both Huis and Uyghurs, and black for Tibetans

Blue Sky, White Sun, and a Wholly Red Earth

The "Blue Sky with a White Sun flag" was designed by Lu Hao-tung in 1895 and is used to this day as the naval jack of the Republic as well as the flag of the Kuomintang (KMT).
The Naval Jack of the Republic of China since 1928 (canton of the Flag of the Republic of China), now used on Taiwan.

On the back of thr bomb you can see the flag
of the Wuchang uprising - army flag of the Republic of China.
The flag of the Wuchang uprising of October 10, 1911,
subsequently used as the flag of the army of the
 Republic of China, ca. 1913–28.

The Iron blood 18-star flag of
 the Wuchang Uprising

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Japanese labels are really the most beautiful


Peach labels
The story of Momotarō, although largely unfamiliar in the West, is a well known and loved Japanese folk-tale. Momotarō (often directly translated as ‘Peach Boy’) was the miracle child of an elderly couple who had not been favoured with the good fortune of having their own children. Whilst washing clothes in the river one day, the old woman heard muffled cries coming from inside a giant peach which she had found floating downstream. She had pulled the peach out  of the water with the idea of sharing it with her husband for lunch. On breaking open the peach, she found Momotarō in the middle and claimed him as her own son. The old couple was very happy finally to have a child of their own and lavished upon the boy love, attention, and a good education. Read more...http://johnjohnson.wordpress.com/2009/06/08/momotaro-peach-boy/
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