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Can anybody read Japanese?

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Sinep

Senior Member

12-31-2011

Kind of a weird question, but thought I may as well check.

My fiancee's grandfather got this sword from an enemy soldier on Okinawa (World War 2) - never had it translated:

http://imageshack.us/g/97/christmas368.jpg/

Can anybody read this? Most of the pictures are of what's behind the hilt. No pictures of the blade, sorry, forgot to take a few pics of that.


Edit: ****, admins are QUICK right now!


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CTkiller

Senior Member

12-31-2011

bump for awesomeness


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FakiZun

Senior Member

12-31-2011

18th year of showa dynasty


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Sinep

Senior Member

12-31-2011

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FakiZun:
18th year of showa dynasty


So 1944?


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FakiZun

Senior Member

12-31-2011

Quote:
Sinep:
So 1944?


idk, the last character seems like spring but cant read clearly


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DaTrollofTrolls

Junior Member

12-31-2011

Use google translate :P


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Sinep

Senior Member

12-31-2011

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FakiZun:
idk, the last character seems like spring but cant read clearly


I probably should have taken a pencil etching so the rust didn't interfere so much. =/ Some of the other pictures show the bottom character more clearly though.


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FakiZun

Senior Member

12-31-2011

Quote:
Sinep:
I probably should have taken a pencil etching so the rust didn't interfere so much. =/ Some of the other pictures show the bottom character more clearly though.


first of all it is upside-down

read in this order 昭和十八年春


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Sinep

Senior Member

12-31-2011

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FakiZun:
first of all it is upside-down

read in this order 昭和十八年春


Thanks man, that's pretty awesome. Can you tell anything else from the pictures? Don't want to ask too much, but if you see anything else, cool.

Thanks!


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FakiZun

Senior Member

12-31-2011

I see 武人 which means warrior and some diet coke


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