Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday Stamps - (H) Huangmei Opera from China

For the letter H - Huangmei Opera
2014 - China - Arts & Culture
Designer: Zhang Wang

Released on 6 July 2014, the picture on this stamp is entitled "The Emperor's Female Son-in-Law". This is one of the grand plays staged for the Huangmei Opera. Huangmei Opera traced its origins from 200 years ago in the rural parts of China, among which are Anhui, Hubei, and Jiangxi provinces. The costumes used in the plays are less extravagant as compared to other forms of Chinese opera. The focus was more on the tone and the beautiful singing. Storylines mirrored reality and that's why it has won the hearts of the audience. Huangmei Opera is in the list of China's national intangible cultural heritage.

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P.S. The Postcards for the Weekend re-opens next weekend. Woohooo! It will be open by 12 AM, 13 Oct and close by 12 NN, 15 Oct. It shall follow the same schedule every weekend from then on. As before, there will be a different theme for each weekend while every first weekend of the month will always be dedicated for anything you wish to share. Hope to see more beautiful postcards from all deltiologist bloggers! Thanks to Eva of Mail Adventures for encouraging me to restart this linky! Cheers x


  1. Thanks for sharing this today - I've never heard of this style of opera.

  2. Chinese opera's visual nature always lends itself well to stamps, love these. That wacky title intrigued so I looked it up, the plot has everything thrown at it, a good night out I think. Glad you feel able to restart Postcards for the Weekend.

  3. I always love the subtle details in Chinese stamp! These are just beautiful as most of what has China post issued

  4. so elegant. would be awesome to watch the opera one day

  5. I always find it challenging to find details of Chinese stamps, so thank you for this!


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