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Posted 03/16/2021   11:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Chevelle to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can anyone on the forum translate what I believe is Japanese writing at the bottom of this post card? I'm hoping that the writing describes what is depicted in the inset pictures. Comments on the violet marking are welcome, too. Thanks. Dave



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Posted 03/16/2021   12:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can tell you that you'll need better resolution in order to read the characters as they are quite intricate.
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Posted 03/16/2021   4:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chevelle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
See if this works.


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Posted 03/17/2021   10:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just read about a phone app that will translate in another thread..

http://goscf.com/t/76585#686302
Maybe that will help more than I could.
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Posted 03/17/2021   12:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think these are army winter scenes from the Russo-Japanese war 1905.
Russo-Japanese war post card.
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Posted 03/17/2021   4:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bicolor1875 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
load the PC to googledocs / OCR will appear below image / copy to google translate ...
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Posted 03/17/2021   4:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Philatarium to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just wanted to add that it looks like the postcard originally had a stamp with a commemorative cancel on it, but that the stamp was removed.

I looked at a reference that illustrates first day cancels on early Japanese commemoratives, and I didn't see a cancel that resembles the shape of the cancel you can still see on the card. So that would lead me to think it was a commemorative cancel -- there were lots of them in those days -- rather than a first day cancel. I don't have a reference for commemorative cancels, or else I'd check that, too.
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Posted 03/28/2021   6:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I think these are army winter scenes from the Russo-Japanese war 1905.
Russo-Japanese war post card.


A lot of the characters are too light or too blurry for me to attempt a full translation, but the four characters at the right end of the leftmost group (that is to say, the first four characters of the third group, reading right to left) definitely say Nichi-Ro Sen-eki "Russo-Japanese War".
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Posted 04/07/2021   07:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add melbourne_yankee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi,

The card has two photos from two different wars.

The photo is the upper right is from China-Japan war and the one in the lower left is from the Russo-Japanese War.

The kanji is really difficult to read in terms of clarity - need better scan or resolution and the kanji is 'old' - not used anymore so the readings are difficult.

Here is the readings as best as I can tell. The one on the right hand side under the Chinese scene:

Hohei daigo ? tai nishin seneki ni okeru

The one under the Russian scene:

Nichiseneki kuro miso (???) sukai sen ni okeru tsuzugaoka

I'll have to spend some time translating it and pull out the Nelson kanji dictionary to check the above.......
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Posted 04/07/2021   07:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add melbourne_yankee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
HA - the censors got me on the translation

miso (???) sh I tsu............
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