What is this exotic thing?
January 22, 2013 5:02 PM Subscribe
Would anybody be kind enough to help me by translating some Japanese text of some type, that might help shed some light on a mysterious item that I have had in my posession for several years?
posted by wats to Writing & Language (2 answers total)
So I've been into geocaching off and on for a good decade or so now. Maybe round 2004 or 2005, I took an item out of a cache on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is a small mask depicting the face of a cow (I'm pretty sure), about the size of a fist. It's quite delicate, made out of plaster or papier mache. Looks like this
. I quite like it and have had it displayed in my house ever since.
With the item came a 4x5 piece of paper with some Japanese text on it, and after all these years I'd sure love to know what it says
(sorry to say that I don't even know if I've oriented it the right way up).
The inside of the mask also contains a symbol of some kind, painted in gold, seen here
. Does it mean anything?
Anyone recognise the mask or accompanying writing as being of any particular significance?
Thanks for the help!