Subject:Re: Japanese inscription help on temple scroll
Posted By: I.Nagy Fri, Oct 16, 2020
正一位 秋葉神社 - Sei-ichi'i Akiba Jinja -
First Rank Akiba Shrine
社司 前中教正 - Shaji Zen-Chukyōsei
Priest Zen-Chukyōsei (title of rank in old system)
橋本茂登治 拝書 - Hashimoto Motoji haisho
Written by Hashimoto Motoji
神璽火災鎭護 - Shinji Kasaichingo
Sacred Seal of Fire Protection
Akiba Shrine is located in Hamamatsum Shizuoka Prefecture. The holy power venerated there is associated with fire protection
The high priest whom the calligraphy is attributed, Hashimoto Motoji, passed away in 1908 in the age of 66.
If the scroll is original it should be over 100 years old now. Even a hundred years ago these fire protection calligraphies were sold for money. A little suspicious that too many similar calligraphies are offered for sale online. Their prices are set around JPY 7000.