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Hidensho.com New Features + New 1620 Oshigata Scroll Project

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#1 Randy McCall

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 02:46 PM

(Reposted from yesterday, as the previous post disappeared with the database update)


My Hidensho.com ( http://hidensho.com/) translation project site has new features in place, allowing me to now run more than one translation project at a time.
Projects now appear on the left as collapsing lists. Click on any heading marked with a > symbol to open that list

Nakamura Oshigata Notebook translation project - direct link:  http://hidensho.com/...ook-background/


New Ono Oshigata Scrolls translation project - direct link:  http://hidensho.com/...lls-background/


The Ono Oshigata Scrolls are two scrolls dated 1620, with the name of members of the Ono clan appearing in them (thanks to Markus Sesko). 

  • Scroll One displays the hamon of 41 blades, each with a label.
  • Scroll Two has 120 oshigata of blades by many well known smiths

While the pictures appearing on the site are useful enough for casual viewing, the resolution of these isn't high enough to enable close inspection of the oshigata mei and other features.  These oshigata were very professionally made, and much detail is visible on close inspection.  

I have an Adobe Acrobat file of High Definition pictures of the scrolls which allows usesrs to "zoom" in.  This fuke will be made available to registered members of the Hidensho.com website,  where members agree to share any translations they make, or other information research might reveal, with site members (and thus the public) via Hidensho's Item Commenting system. 

If you would like to join Hidensho and thus be eligible to receive a copy of the HD file, PM me here with your preferred username, first-and-last name, and email address.  Or you can use our online registration application form at: http://hidensho.com/...-registration/ 


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