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Mysterious Japanese text in doll

Kawohh

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Hello everyone!
Just got here, because I need some help from Japanese speakers :)

Just came across this mysterious text inside a Kitsune doll, and I really wanted to know what it means; if anybody could help, that would be very appreciated!

Link to the image here :
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Thank you very much; let me know if you need a better pic!
 

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o-mikuji == 御御籤
LOL I didn't realize you could stack 美化語 like that, I'm seeing double!
 

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o-mikuji == 御御籤
LOL I didn't realize you could stack 美化語 like that, I'm seeing double!
御御御付け(おみおつけ=味噌汁)is another well-known example.:)

Thank you very much ! It was really enlightening. Though, the text is very long; what does it says ? Could you please provide a litteral translation ? Or is it an abstract text ?
ながむればながむる花のあるものを空しき枝にうぐいすのなく
There are flowers to be worthy to see when looking around, nevertheless a Japanese bush warbler is singing on a flowerless/valueless branch.
(written in a traditional Japanese poem style)

古きをすてて新しきにつくがよい
It's better to throw away old things and to go with new things.

あまり一つの物にとらわれて役にも立たぬことを思ってはだめです
It's bad to stick to one thing too much, and to think of useless thing.

元気を出して捨てるべきはすて進む所へ進め
Nerve yourself, throw away what you should throw away, and go where you should go.


願望 急には無理ひかえてよし
Your wish won't come true soon. It's good if you wait for it.

待ち人 来るでしょう
The one you are waiting for will arrive.

失物 所をかえて探せ
You need to look for your lost thing in a different place where you are doing now.

旅行 思いきって出よ 吉
Go on travel resolutely. It will be good fortune.

商売 改めて利益あり
If you change something in your business, it will benefit you.

学問 自己への甘えを断ち目標を定めよ
Stop being indulgent with yourself and set the goal of your study.

相場 目先を変えよ
Change what you are watching in market.

争事 勝ちにくし
You barely win a conflict.

恋愛 顔によらず心を選べ
You must choose your lover by their heart, not their face.

転居 十分ならず
You won't satisfy your house-moving.

出産 母子とも健康
Both mother and child are healthy in childbirth.

病気 医師を選べ
You need to choose your doctor carefully.

縁談 思い変えれば良し
If you change your mind , an offer of marriage will be good.
 

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Thank you very much for your time :)

Japanese is such a beautiful language, always wanted to learn it; but it seems too big ! Never knew where to start...
 

Mike Cash

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Thank you very much for your time :)

Japanese is such a beautiful language, always wanted to learn it; but it seems too big ! Never knew where to start...

There are good beginner's textbooks available, as well as a mountain of other material aimed at new learners.
 

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Click on "REVIEWS" at the top of the page and there are many books on Japanese shown there.
 
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