Meiji Meteorite Tanto Donated To Hokkaido Shrine
Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:07 AM
Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:58 AM
According to Google translate, this is what it says:
Takeaki Enomoto that contributed to the Otaru of the development of the early days in the politician of the Meiji era was built Dragon Palace (Palace of the Dragon King) shrine (rice 3) in 20 days, Takeaki is was made from a meteorite (in-laws) swords "meteor sword" There has been dedicated. Which was handed down to generations Enomoto house, Takashitakashi Enomoto's great-grandson of Takeaki (82) has been donated to the shrine. Otaru officials are welcome to it that can be stored in the land with Yukari.
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"meteor sword" is Takeaki is purchase the found meteorite "Shirahagi iron meteorites (Intetsu)" in Toyama Prefecture, in 1898 asked to Uncariae ( 1898) to the long sword (long sword) two, and produced three of the total of five dagger. Blade length about 19 centimeters in the dagger had been this time donated.
According to the Takuya Ogane curator of detailed Otaru City General Museum meteorite, Shirahagi iron meteorites are made mostly in the iron, this was added the steel that was trained to swords. "Sword made from meteorite is, in Japan seems to be just there is one of the privately owned other than meteor sword. In a very valuable material, it is possible to be stored in Otaru is great" talk with.
Takeaki as bureaucracy, had a strong interest in science and technology. When I went to Russia longing look at the made the swords in the iron meteorite, that had been studying. Of the five, long sword is donated to the imperial family and the Tokyo Agricultural University. Dagger is missing to one is during the war. In addition to those that are now donated, it has been one donated to Toyama Science Museum comes Toyama Observatory.
Flourishing's living in Tokyo is talking with "Dragon Palace shrine decided donated to feel the most suitable as a storage location there is Takeaki and deep Yukari. Meteor sword". For the presence and Otaru and the relationship of Takeaki of meteor sword even that was thought to want to know a lot of people.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:12 AM
Yup, well that translation shows just how far the much-vaunted art/technology has progressed. Even so, it has to be better than nothing, though there is nothing like a bad translation to make us quickly lose focus. Thanks though for the nice presentation, Barry.
Original Japanese = 短刀は1本が戦時中に行方不明に。
Net translation above = "Dagger is missing to one is during the war."
Actual meaning = "One of the tanto went missing during the war."
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:41 AM
作らせた榎本武揚のひ孫が寄贈 Donated by great-grandson of Enomoto Takeaki who (originally) ordered its manufacture.
明治期の政治家で草創期の小樽の発展に寄与した榎本武揚が建立した龍宮（りゅうぐう）神社（稲穂3）に20日、武揚が隕石（いんせき）から作らせた刀剣「流星刀」が奉納された。On the 20th (of June 2017) a sword originally made to order from a meteorite at the request of Enomoto Takeaki was donated to the Ryugu Shrine (located in Inaho 3), also built by Enomoto, a Meiji politician who contributed greatly to the early development of Otaru.
代々榎本家に伝わってきたもので、武揚のひ孫の榎本隆充さん（82）が同神社に寄贈した。小樽の関係者はゆかりのある地で保管できることを歓迎している。Passed down through the generations of the Enomoto family, Takeaki's great grandson Takamitsu(?) now aged 82 has given it to the aforementioned shrine. Otaru city authorities welcome the fact that an object with such local roots can be treasured here.
Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:17 AM
So did the meteorite really land in Japan, Piers? The wording is a tad vague, & I can't find any known meteorites that landed in Toyama around 1898. Of course, if it wasn't reported, it won't be in the database. I found a large pallasite that landed that year, but that wouldn't be sword-making material. The only other listed one landed in 1904, & I don't know the composition. Most meteorites are non-ferrous chondrites.
Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:47 AM
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Enomoto who was something of a scientist and had been to Holland on the Kaiyo Maru, thence to Russia where he saw a meteorite sword, was fascinated, bought the meteorite and had it made into swords in 1898 by a smith called 岡吉國宗; one long sword was given to the crown prince who later became the Taisho Emperor.
Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:04 AM
An interesting read, Mr Morita. Many thanks.
(So he came back from Holland in the Kaiyo-Maru!)
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