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Re: Help with signature

Postby Oishii » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:32 pm

Great, thanks for correcting me, Piers !
This lower part of the signature seems a bit odd as well ...
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Re: Help with signature

Postby souldeep » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:15 pm

chonchon wrote:The top part of that kanji is wrong. Tsuchi 土 means earth, but Shi 士 is warrior/Samurai. The relative lengths of the cross strokes differentiates them.

Thanks Piers.

I felt the first of the two Kanji I shared was the most likely 赱. Do you concur or was I totally off track?

On the reading underneath - any ideas? I like the challenges around reading Kanji - but I'm embarrassed to say I'm totally stumped by what follows!

I wondered if one needs to make a Kun reading - might the further markings be hiragana? Based on the age bracket I'd place the piece, that would make this type of reading feasible.
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