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#1 Ray Singer

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 05:31 PM

I would put this at a longshot, but can anyone here offer suggestions on the left side of this sayagaki? I have put a few similar to perhaps bring us in the right ballpark. I would not reject that the lower left is a date, but appreciate hearing any options that I should consider.

 

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#2 b.hennick

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 07:31 PM

Hi Ray I suggest that you try a UV light. You can often see more. Photoshop has a nice feature control/command i gives you an inverse view.
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#3 Ray Singer

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 07:38 PM

Thank you Barry.



#4 Ganko

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 08:45 PM

Ray, sometimes if you moisten it slightly it will increase the contrast. That is a tough one , hard to get a pattern recognized when it is not there. I think the 2nd and 3rd characters look like Mei-o or Mei-toku to me?


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Posted 22 May 2020 - 11:01 PM

Ray, does it have a horimono?  Any chance it is Hori Do?


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#6 Ray Singer

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 11:19 PM

Hi Bob, it does and I did look into that option but it didn't seem to be a match.

#7 CSM101

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 11:43 PM

The file size is too small. Usually I would use the highpass filter and then change the blend mode to soft light. Dodge/burn can also help. But with 66,9 kb it is simply not possible.

 

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#8 SteveM

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 11:48 PM

Left side looks like a name

杉田

 

Sugita Kiichi (or something ending with ichi/kazu)


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Posted 23 May 2020 - 12:39 AM

Hi Uwe, I will take higher resolution photos and share. Also will try those methods.

And Steve, thank you! Was not something I had considered.
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