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Japanese headband translation please!

Posted: Jul 25, 2016 3:31 pm
by clcmasterworks
I have inherited what I am told is a kamikaze tanto and headband. I am uncertain what the kanji says or if I have it right side up! Any help would really appreciated for this first time poster -- Thanks in advance! cl

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Re: Japanese headband translation please!

Posted: Jul 25, 2016 9:04 pm
by Gary
The original one (not the one you titled "reverse") is the correct orientation.

The large characters say 神風 ("kami kaze" or "divine wind"). This is written from right-to-left as ancient Japanese was (modern Japanese is written left-to-right, like English).

It would take me a while to translate the small text, so I can't quite do that for free. Sorry.