Japanese Lucky Cat Translation


Completely off the Topic of Tea

Japanese Lucky Cat Translation

Postby IPT » Oct 25th, '11, 02:36

Can anybody out there help me? I have a friend who has this vintage lucky cat and would like to know what the writing says. Is there anybody out there who can read it?

Have a great tea-filled day everyone.
Attachments
sd234.jpg
sd234.jpg (76.56 KiB) Viewed 948 times
image.jpg
image.jpg (82.96 KiB) Viewed 948 times
User avatar
IPT
Vendor Member
 
Posts: 1556
Joined: Nov 13th, '
Location: Guilin, Guangxi China

Re: Japanese Lucky Cat Translation

Postby gargoylekitty » Oct 25th, '11, 05:25

Unless I'm mistaken they're both, more or less 'welcome'. That is, the first is 'Irasshaimase'(it's like the way a shop keeper greets someone) and the second 'oideyasu'.
User avatar
gargoylekitty
 
Posts: 176
Joined: Sep 25th, '
Location: Apokolips

Re: Japanese Lucky Cat Translation

Postby IPT » Oct 25th, '11, 06:51

Thank you so very much! I really appreciate it!
User avatar
IPT
Vendor Member
 
Posts: 1556
Joined: Nov 13th, '
Location: Guilin, Guangxi China

Re: Japanese Lucky Cat Translation

Postby JBaymore » Oct 25th, '11, 09:48

That's what I see too IPT.

Got an image of the whole piece?

best,

..............john
User avatar
JBaymore
 
Posts: 1660
Joined: Sep 15th, '
Location: Wilton, New Hampshire USA

Re: Japanese Lucky Cat Translation

Postby IPT » Oct 25th, '11, 10:46

Thank you John.

Yes, I do have a photo. I should have posted that too. Sorry.

My friend said it is vintage. I have no knowledge about such things, but I do really like it.
Attachments
image.jpg
image.jpg (63.6 KiB) Viewed 896 times
User avatar
IPT
Vendor Member
 
Posts: 1556
Joined: Nov 13th, '
Location: Guilin, Guangxi China

Re: Japanese Lucky Cat Translation

Postby JBaymore » Oct 25th, '11, 14:52

That's a nice one. Looks older to me too...... but I don't know those forms all that much.

Thanks.

best,

.................john
User avatar
JBaymore
 
Posts: 1660
Joined: Sep 15th, '
Location: Wilton, New Hampshire USA

Re: Japanese Lucky Cat Translation

Postby HanshinTigers » Oct 26th, '11, 09:27

'oideyasu' is from the kyoto dialect i believe
User avatar
HanshinTigers
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Apr 5th, '1
Location: Harrisburg, PA


Instant Messenger

Permissions
You cannot post new topics
You cannot reply to topics
You cannot edit your posts
You cannot delete your posts
You cannot post attachments
Navigation