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Subject:Help with mirror-lid netsuke inscription
Posted By: MF Thu, Feb 06, 2020 IP:

Another one.

Any help will be very appreciated,



Subject:Re: Help with mirror-lid netsuke inscription
Posted By: I.Nagy Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Reading of the engraved alternative kana text,
From bottom to top ( reverse) its name reads kinuta-jiru (fulling block soup)

Kinuta = Fulling block
Tanuki = Rackoon dog

In the old days, Japanese people used to eat miso soup with raccoon dog meat.

With regards,
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