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Inro Signature

A place to discuss and share other forms of sagemono such as Inro, Pipe Cases etc
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chonchon
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Re: Inro Signature

Postby chonchon » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:06 pm

The idea these could be the names of the medicines in the individual compartments is a good one.
仁丹 (jintan) are small medicinal anise balls chewed by old people even today, so the last character being -tan is quite possible. En-Rei-tan using the characters 延齢丹 would literally mean 'Life-extension pills' and was a popular portable medicine in the Edo Period.

According to this site, it was medicine for horses and cows.
https://www.city.toyama.toyama.jp/etc/m ... u_uma.html
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chonchon
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Re: Inro Signature

Postby chonchon » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:13 pm

Following Alain's logic we can guess that the other one could well be Man-kin-tan 万金丹 a medicine made in Ise-no-Kuni.
http://www.weblio.jp/content/万金丹
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Vlad
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Re: Inro Signature

Postby Vlad » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:50 pm

This is very interesting and new to me! Thank you Alain and Piers!

Was the 1996 article ever translated into English, Alain?
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Re: Inro Signature

Postby onimh » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:52 pm

Yes, thank you. Very interesting. An early pill separator!

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Re: Inro Signature

Postby alain.D » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:33 am

No as far as I know it has not been translated


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