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#1 zanilu

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:08 PM

Dear All

 

While translating the Tokubetsu Hozon paper of a newly acquired Soten tsuba I have stumbled upon a term that I was not able to fully understand.

Its the one highlighted in red in the attached picture.

If I am not wrong it should read as "金素銅".

The first kanji sould mean 金 kin or kane i.e. gold or metal, the second 素 one can be translated in plain, elemntary and the third 銅  as "do" or copper, brass, bronze cuprum.

I have found the second and the third kanji "素銅" toghether translated as:

 

Suaka (Akagane) - 素銅 (赤金) - very refined copper that shows an orange-red hue when patinated.

 

Another possible translation given by google languages for "金 素銅", with a space between the first and second kanji, is gold foil.

 

I have to admit that my translation skills are limited to comparing kanji and counting strokes so I may be completely wrong.

 

I would appreciate some help from more informed NMB member.

 

Thank you in advance

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#2 zanilu

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 03:34 PM

Sorry for disturbing you guys, at times I am a total blockhead :bang:  :bang:  :bang: !

 

I did't connect the "金素銅" of the right column with the "象嵌色絵" of the next one!

 

"金素銅象嵌色絵" that sould be something like "kin suaka zōgan iroe.

 

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:09 PM

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#4 zanilu

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:52 PM

:phew:


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