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Subject:Japanese bamboo walking cane signature ID
Posted By: Tom Aspden Fri, Feb 16, 2018 IP:

I found this cane in an antique shop this week and i realised that it had a signature on it and i wondered if anyone knew what it said?

Can send another picture of the carving if required

Subject:Re: Japanese bamboo walking cane signature ID
Posted By: I.Nagy Tue, Feb 20, 2018

奉   ―  Votive offering (In cursive style)
The two subsequent lettersare are Sanskrit letters

Your object is a pole、 called Tōba (塔婆)
The Tōba is a long votive pole which is placed to the side of a tomb in Japan after memorial services.
On the top with the 奉 character, followed with Sanskrit inscriptions.

With regards,
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