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Translation Help With Kanji On Both Sides Of The Blade Itself

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Hello.  I am asking for help from those of you who may read Japanese translating the kanji on both sides of the blade on a sword I own.  

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

 

--Matt

 

 

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Hi Matt,

 

Kasuga Daimyôjin (春日大明神): The numinous unit of the associated kami and buddhas/bodhisattvas of the Kasuga-Kôfukuji multiplex, Nara.

 

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Hachiman Daibosatsu (八幡大菩薩): The god of archery and war incorporating both elements from shintô and Buddhism.

 

From an article by Markus Sesko on Sue Bizen horimono: https://markussesko.com/2013/10/24/some-thoughts-on-sue-bizen-horimono/

 

I'm just off to look up "numinous".  :)

 

Best,

John

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