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#1 Fuuten

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:41 PM

Hi everyone,

 

I was hoping perhaps someone has an English index of the following book. Or if there isn't one and someone wants to help I can photograph the pages with the numbers and titles.

 

Nihon no Mei Yari Ten

 

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Thanks in advance,

 

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:07 AM

If you do find a translation, I'd love a copy. I love my yari!


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 03:10 PM

How many pages Axel?


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#4 Fuuten

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 05:46 PM

The index is only 2 pages if i recall correctly. I'll make photos later today if interested:)

 

It could very well be its not so much the signatures that are recorded but rather all the different forms of yari..


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#5 Fuuten

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 11:50 PM

My apologies for the delay in adding the index pages. So busy lately it's a miracle I got to it.

I'll add the correct photos in the right order in a bit. I need the computer to do it properly.

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#6 SteveM

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 11:26 AM

These are all entries for various yari, listing the mei and the institution (museum or collection, etc.) where the yari is kept. The first section is "Famed Yari of Literature", the second section is "Various Famous Yari" the third section is "Various Famous Yari (unusually shaped)", then "Various Saya", "Daimyo Procession", "Other", and lastly "Special Display/Exhibit". It would be a bit of work to translate this. Not difficult, just time consuming.


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM

The question will be, whether it’s worth the efforts?!

Suitable for further reference, once translated, or perhaps bearing something new, for gaining more insights?


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 06:51 PM

Any idea on how much translating the 4 pages would cost? Split 5 or more ways - it probably would not be too much. 


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 07:12 PM

Yes Axel, ask Markus !

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 09:23 PM

Here is a small summary of first 50. Some info is missing from this like beginnings of many of the first 15 as I don't know the correct names of people except Katō Kiyomasa. Probably an error of two in the mix but I hope it helps.

 

1. Katakama-yari - Spear of Katō Kiyomasa - mumei

2. Ōmi-yari - Spear of Katō Kiyomasa – mei: Bishū Osafune Sukesada (1504)

3. Su-yari – mei: Tagami saku?

4. Jūmonji-yari – mei: Jakushū kore jū Munenaga

5. Yari – mei: long mei…

6. Su-yari – mei: Monju Kanehisa saku

7. Nihongō – (one of three great spears) mumei (attribution to Kanabo not mentioned here)

8. Yari – Nagayoshi saku

9. Yari – Tonbogiri (one of three great spears) – mei: Fujiwara Masazane saku

10. Yari – mei: Sanjō Yoshihiro

11. Ōmi-su-yari

12. Yari – mei: Nanto Kanabō Hyōe no Jō Masatsugu

13. Yari – mei: Hiromitsu

14. Jūmonji-yari – mei: Kanewaka

15. Jūmonji-yari – mei: Kanabō Saemon no Jō Masasada

16. Hirasankaku-yari – mumei Yamato Kanenaga

17. Yari – mei: Bishū Osafune Norimitsu (1477)

18. Yari – mei: Bishū Osafune Tadamitsu (1484)

19. Yari – mei: Bishū Osafune Tadamitsu (1489)

20. Yari – mei: Tadamitsu

21. Yari – mei: Bizen no Kuni jū Osafune Hikozaemon Yoshimitsu (1483)

22. Ōmi-yari – mei: Bishū Osafune Norimitsu (1488)

23. Yari – mei: Bishū Osafune Koremitsu (1495)

24. Ōmi-yari – mei: Fujishima Tomoshige

25. Yari – mei: Uda Kunitsugu saku (1485)

26. Yari – mei: Muramasa

27. Yari – mei: Muramasa

28. Ōmi-yari – mei: Nagayoshi saku

29. Ōmi-yari – mei: Yoshisuke

30. Ōmi-yari – mei: Sōshū-jū Sukehiro

31. Jūmonji-yari – mei: Kanabō Masazane

32. Kama-yari – mei: Nōshū Seki jū Kanesaki

33. Yari – mei: Nōshū Gifu jū Daidō (1585)

34. Yari – mei: Jōshū Umetada saku (1593)

35. Yari – mei: Sagami no Kami Fujiwara Masatsune Nyūdō

36. Yari – mei: Masatsune

37. Yari – mei: Hizen no Kuni Tadayoshi

38. Yari – mei: Hizen no Kuni jū Musashi no Daijō Fujiwara Tadahiro

39. Ōmi-yari: Heianjo jū Kunimichi saku (1612)

40. Yari – mei: Nagasone Okimasa

41. Jūmonji-yari – mei: Yamashiro no kuni Shimosaka saku

42. Sasaho-yari – mei: Yoshū jū Yasuyoshi saku

43. Ōmi-yari – mei: Minamoto Masayuki (1845)

44. Kawarimi-yari

45. Kikuchi-yari - mumei

46. Kama-yari – mei: Biyō Osafune jū Yokoyama Sukekane saku kore (1867)

47. Ka-yari (Kago-yari?) – mei: Sasshū jū Oku Motohira saku

48. ??? Tsukikama-yari

49. Fukuro-yari – mei: Nobukuni

50. ???


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#11 Peter Bleed

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 09:57 PM

Nice work, Jussi, but I think the larger point is that we ALL should be able to do this level of "translating." Figuring out signatures is just a part of sword collecting. An evening with cup of tea (or something else), Hawley, and and Yumoto or Robinson  would open this volume.

Just do it!

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 06:01 PM

That's awesome Jussi! Thank you kindly for the effort!

 

I agree with most posted above. One correction though as the 4 pictures I added are on 2 pages in the book. The costs involved using Markus to get a professional translation wouldn't be too much, however I just became a father and honestly I don't have any income that I can currently spare on hobbies and the like, which is why I came here first. I can live without a translation but figured asking wouldn't hurt (the wallet).


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