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Hi , 

 

Have recently posted this kozuka on another thread , but I would most grateful if someone would take a look at the inscription , or point me in the right direction towards getting it translated.

 

The kozuka itself is by Tsuchiya Takechika ( signed Hogen Issai )

 

Many Thanks !

 

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This might make it a little easier. Sometimes the inverse makes thigs clearer, In the older version of NMB you could put two images side by side. 

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In the newer one too ;-)
I edited your post. See the little '+' sign on the pics when you are uploading them? It says "insert into post" and you can add that pic wherever the cursor is. Ie... inline.

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Good afternoon Gentlemen,

 

The image of the Skull Bones and Summer Grasses suggests that the inscription on the other side, is possibly a Death Poem, of either Jisei 辞世 or Jisei - Ei 辞世詠 format.

 

It is beautifully cut.

 

 

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For the signature, 法眼一斎 (Hōgan Issai) maybe?

Oops, just noticed, you already have the signature. Feel free to delete this post. 

 

 

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Hi,

The Poem:

かへりみよ、これもむかしは花、すすき(薄)まねきしそで(袖)のなごりなりけり。

 

Meaning(free translation):
When living, she(bone) was a beauty like a flower.
But Japanese pampas grass is fluttering in the wind like sleeves of her Kimono now.

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Beautiful! Can you please comment on the calligraphy? I think that it makes the poem even more beautiful. Thank you Morita San.

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Thanks to every one who has helped with this - I have to ask , I have a few more pieces which could do with your expertise. When the time comes to post them ,would you be O.K. to help out again ?

 

Regards

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20 hours ago, Bob M. said:

When the time comes to post them ,would you be O.K. to help out again ?

 

Yes. Feel free.

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