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#61 Bugyotsuji

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 02:26 AM

Always nce to have cryptic messages on things. In this 'case', the dates do not seem to match, but it's the contents that matter!

What is written on the fantastic Noshi Maedate, John?
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#62 Shogun8

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:53 PM

Piers,

 

Here's what's written on the back. It's strange because the perfect, mirror-like finish on the back makes it seem like the maedate is modern, but the excellent patina and detail evident on the front is definitely Edo. Another thing - the maedate is larger and heavier than most such maedate which are usually made of a very light, balsa-type wood. I wonder if this was once some kind of plaque in a Buddhist shrine. Anyone have any ideas?

 

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