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#1 David Volkwyn

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:30 PM

Hi all,

 

If anyone could assist in the translation of these papers for a 62 plate Kabuto I would be very great full. 

 

Many thanks.

 

David

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#2 Brian

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 08:16 AM

Lovely looking Kabuto Dave.

Dave is a friend here in SA, so any help would be greatly appreciated guys. Thanks.

 

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#3 Guido Schiller

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 08:53 AM

Line by line or general translation or transcription? To start with, the paper is for a 62 plate iron kabuto of the mid-Edo period. I never heard of the "nihon katchū bugu kenkyū hozon kai" that issued the papers, but I'm not an armor collector.



#4 Justin Grant

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:04 PM

NKBKHK is THE leading armor shinsa and education group in Japan. Like Nihon-To, armor can be graded and atributed, but most armor collectors do not paper their stuff. This group is a study group with wonderful publications of meeting study material.

 

Their site http://japanese-armor.org/


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#5 David Volkwyn

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:50 PM

Hi Guido and Justin - thanks for the input its much appreciated . I have another 62 plate signed Saotome with the same papers so its useful to know which organization issued them.

 

Guido with your knowledge of Japanese can you make out any of the other kanji on the papers by any chance? In case you don't recall who I am we always sit outside around the corner at the DTI with John and myself .

 

Cheers

 

David



#6 Guido Schiller

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 06:00 AM

Hi David,

of course I know who you are. :)

 

This tokubetsu kichō 特別貴重 ninteisho 認定書 appraisal paper of the NKBKHK doesn't give much info except that it's a 62 plate suji kabuto 筋兜 from the mid-Edo period 江戸時代中期. It's dated March 16 , Shōwa 61, and signed by the president Akagi Munetoku (Sōtoku?) 赤城宗徳. That is followed by the certificate number and the (facsimile?) signatures of the officers of that society.

 

Sorry, but it seems that they are even stingier with forwarding info than the NBTHK. :( 


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#7 David Volkwyn

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 11:34 AM

Hi Guido,

 

Thanks for the info appreciate it. :thumbsup:  

 

I will post some pictures of the Kabuto for interest sake anyway.

 

Cheers

 

David

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