Subject:Re: Asian Art
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Mar 25, 2021
The text is the "The Imperial Restcript on Education" by
Emperor Meiji, promulgated in 1890.
This script is a reproduced and illustrated form of the version calligraphed by General Nogi (Nogi Maresuke)
源希典謹書 - Carefully written by Gen Maresuke
(Gen (Genji 源氏) is used because his family descended from the Sasaki branch of Genjis)
Illustrations (From right top down) are explaining the text,
我ガ皇祖皇宗 - Our Imperial Ancestors
國ヲ肇ルコト - have founded the Empire
宏遠ニ - on a broad and far-reaching basis
徳ヲ樹ツルコト - and have firmly implanted virtue
You can find the translation of "The Imperial Rescript on Education" on Google.