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Requesting Help Translating Kanji

coral99

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Hello,

I would like to request help translating the kanji on the tang from a Japanese sword. I see a name but am struggling with the rest. I am trying to turn the kanji into romaji and their translation to English. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Matt
 

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Toritoribe

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There is no personal name there. Miyazaki is the name of a city or prefecture.
Miyazaki-jingū - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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宮崎神宮 為祈願
皇軍武運長久 國威宣揚

Dedicated to Miyazaki Shrine for prayer
Good luck for the Imperial Army in battle
Propagate national prestige
 

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Toritoribe - Thanks very much for your prompt help. I appreciate the insight. It is a very interesting translation.
 

Mike Cash

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So this was stolen from a shrine after the war?

They might like to have it back, don't you think?
 
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