Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind | Souvenirs and card
25 Oct 2013 | From Akubi of Hong Kong
Akubi sent me another parcel with a lot of surprises inside :) A postcard of a Chinese Paper cut-out Art, an ornamental souvenir which he suggests I hang by my door or window (but avoid cloth or curtain because of the scented oil in it), and another DVD copy of one of his favourites animated movie, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (he sent me "Castle in the Sky" before).
I'm not a stamp collector, but I also love the stamps he used for the parcel. The larger stamp is from "World Heritage China Series". It is series #2 and shows The Old Town of Lijiang. he town has a history going back more than 800 years and was once a confluence for trade along the old tea horse road. It is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. The old town of Lijiang differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and the culture of its traditional residents the Nakhi people.
Another stamp shows Chinese and Western wedding customs in China. He also got me the second series of the Sign Language stamp from Singapore. I already got the first series (also from him).
About the DVD, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is a 1984 Japanese animated post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his own 1982 manga of the same name. The film tells the story of Nausicaä (Shimamoto), a young princess of the Valley of the Wind who gets involved in a struggle with Tolmekia, a kingdom that tries to use an ancient weapon to eradicate a jungle of mutant giant insects. Nausicaä must stop the Tolmekians from enraging these creatures.