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Subject:Help with inscription on Netsuke
Posted By: MB Tue, Aug 06, 2019 IP:

Can somebody help me with this inscription on the basis of this netsuke figurine?

Any information will be very apreciated


Subject:Re: Help with inscription on Netsuke
Posted By: I.Nagy Wed, Aug 07, 2019

春眠不覺曉 處處聞啼鳥 -
In Sino-Japanese reading:
Shunmin akatsuki oboezu
Shosho teicho wo kiku
In my translation:
In spring one sleeps a sleep that knows no dawn
When he wakes up he can hear birds singing here and there

Citation from Meng Haoran's famous poem titled
"A spring morning"

Signature reads,
友正 - Tomomasa

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