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Subject:Translation help please
Posted By: Kay Thu, Sep 13, 2018 IP:

Would anyone be kind enough to translate this Japanese writing on old bamboo for me please?

Thanks in advance.

Subject:Re: Translation help please
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Sep 15, 2018

I read the carved inscription,
玉水長 大神刀  - Tamamizunaga(or Gyokusui-chō) - Oogami-katana (or Daijin-tō)
-Divine Sword-
Possibly, inscription on a box for sword,

With regards,

Subject:Re: Translation help please
Posted By: Kay Sun, Sep 16, 2018

Thanks for the reply.

It is actually carved - see red arrow - into the bottom of a bamboo walking stick(?), with root cone ('ball') at top; circa 1900 I am told.
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