Subject:Can anyone translate Japanese Kanji ?
Posted By: Gman Fri, Jul 20, 2007 IP: 220.127.116.11
This print is part of a folio made up of mounted plates, pieces of printed tapestry material, and photos of statues, all with an Indian theme.
Someone years ago told it had something to do with a Japanese professor of Indian Art, who traveled to India, apparently to record statues from an excavation, Indian paintings, printed cloth, and as shown in this particular plate, what appears to be from a wall painting or perhaps a cave. As can be seen, the painting was copied in it's current state including paint loss, but not all of them are that way. Some appear to be copied directly from complete Indian Paintings.
Some of the plates appear to be wood block prints which have been hand touched to add gold and silver embellishments.
I photographed the kanji from the back side of this plate, and enlarged it in two pieces.
Each plate appears to have a description of what it is, as well as some kanji that is repeated on all of them.
I am hoping that the translation might tell me what I ned to know for a specific search to find more information.
The collection is in a folio of 29 color plates pasted onto heavy paper, around 10 pieces of printed cloth also pasted onto heavy paper, and around 50 or so photos of statues and archaeological sites which are printed directly onto the same heavy paper.
Help with the translation would be very much appreciated.