Japanese Lucky Cat Translation

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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.

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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'.

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Re: Japanese Lucky Cat Translation

Postby IPT » Oct 25th, '11, 06:51

Thank you so very much! I really appreciate it!

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Re: Japanese Lucky Cat Translation

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

'oideyasu' is from the kyoto dialect i believe

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