What's new

Welcome to Japan Reference (JREF) - the community for all Things Japanese.

Join Today! It is fast, simple, and FREE!

Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

Identity of characters

Rherrin

Kouhai
Joined
7 Jan 2017
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
Hello I'm new here so forgive me I need help with reading characters on a statue any help is appreciated... Thank you.. Rherrin
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20170106_204350.jpg
    IMG_20170106_204350.jpg
    620 KB · Views: 24

Rherrin

Kouhai
Joined
7 Jan 2017
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
These are the a figures with the characters engraved on base
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20170105_213344.jpg
    IMG_20170105_213344.jpg
    173.2 KB · Views: 36

Rherrin

Kouhai
Joined
7 Jan 2017
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
I'll try my stupid phone is glitch in game and I have no clue how to use this site
 

Rherrin

Kouhai
Joined
7 Jan 2017
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
I'm not good at this
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20170106_024045.jpg
    IMG_20170106_024045.jpg
    246.4 KB · Views: 31

Rherrin

Kouhai
Joined
7 Jan 2017
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
hope this helps
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20170107_040753.jpg
    IMG_20170107_040753.jpg
    558.9 KB · Views: 19

Rherrin

Kouhai
Joined
7 Jan 2017
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
If anyone can decided let me know thanx
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20170107_040753.jpg
    IMG_20170107_040753.jpg
    558.9 KB · Views: 29

Mike Cash

骨も命も皆此の土地に埋めよう
Joined
15 Mar 2002
Messages
16,454
Reaction score
2,249
Where did you get the statues and what leads you to think the writing is Japanese? The figures certainly don't seem to be Japanese at all in costume or appearance. I can't even begin to guess at the "writing" on them, except to say that they look like they were scratched there by somebody mimicking Japanese or Chinese writing. Hang tight and some brighter people will be by and may have more useful info for you.

You can edit your posts up to one hour after making them. You don't need to keep making fresh posts each time. Be patient; we're not all awake and active at the same time you are necessarily.
 

Rherrin

Kouhai
Joined
7 Jan 2017
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
Im
Where did you get the statues and what leads you to think the writing is Japanese? The figures certainly don't seem to be Japanese at all in costume or appearance. I can't even begin to guess at the "writing" on them, except to say that they look like they were s
 

Rherrin

Kouhai
Joined
7 Jan 2017
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
I'm not sure on the characters Chinese or Japanese just thought someone may know... I thought it possibly was a manji symbol.. I may just take them to be appraised thank you
 

nice gaijin

Resident Realist
Moderator
Donor
Joined
8 Aug 2005
Messages
5,674
Reaction score
832
The figures look Chinese, but the mark does not look like any language I'm familiar with
 

Rherrin

Kouhai
Joined
7 Jan 2017
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
Thank u I agree... I'm happy I've figured out how to use this site last night was a bit rocky lol but I love it this sites awesome
 

Majestic

先輩
Joined
12 Oct 2013
Messages
2,042
Reaction score
1,027
I agree with the above: the figures are Chinese, and one of the kanji characters looks like a manji or a variation of such.
Swastika - Wikipedia
The link above points to "swastika", but resist the urge to think of this as a nazi symbol, and instead read the bits about the origins and use of this symbol in buddhism.
 
Top Bottom