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C. 1925 Japanese Postcard

Bunkerhill

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Hello all,
I recently picked up this postcard for my Japanese postcard collection. I enjoy the composition but wondered if someone might inform me as to what is written on the kite? I have enclosed a scan of the reverse with a printed caption as well.
Japanese Kite copy.jpg
Japanese Kite RV.jpg
 

Majestic

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This is a kite-flying scene from Hōshubana-mura, near the Edo river, I think. The postcard says this is supposed to be the biggest kite in Japan at 16 x 12 meters, weighing over 750 kilos with the ropes and everything included. Illustration is by TASHIRO Hikaru.

A quick search on wikipedia for Hōshubana-mura shows a modern-day version of the exact same kite-flying scene (different kite). The village is known for its kite festival.
 

Bunkerhill

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Majestic - thank you! Really appreciate the help.
 

mdchachi

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だこ? Is that a typo?
 

Majestic

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I think its just the old method of transcribing 大.
Similar to the way 畫く is transcribed as ゑがく rather than えがく.
(Similar, but not exactly analagous, but I think you get the picture)
 

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As Majestic-san wrote, the explanation is written in historical kana orthography. Other than おほだこ and ゑがく, the followings are different from the modern kana usage.

うしばな <--> うしばな
ぽん <--> にぽん
れ <--> い
く <--> ひ

 

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