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Rebecca B. / 26 items

N 36 B 13.8K C 143 E Aug 28, 2010 F Dec 13, 2011
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Taking a break from work with a warm cup of tea! The 茶 on the mug suitably enough means 'tea' in Japanese.

Tags:   book open buch bok livre libro writing block notepad Notizbuch Cuaderno Cahier taccuino tea te tee té thé tè mug cup mugg tasse tazza drinking pen stylo Stift pluma penna 茶

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At the bookstore in British Museum.

Tags:   England Inglaterra Angleterre Inghilterra イングランド Britain great britain united kingdom UK storbritannien Vereinigtes Königreich Reino Unido Royaume-Uni Regno Unito イギリス London Londres Londra ロンドン british museum musée museum museo 博物館 book bok books böcker Buch Bücher libro libros livre livres libri 本

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A Japanese bronze mirror (you see the back here) from the 5th or 6th century and the Kofun period with human figures and writing with Chinese characters. From the beginning these mirrors were imported from China as prestige artefacts, and many are found in graves, from around 300 A.D. This, however, is not an import. The writing is with Chinese characters, but in Japanese - and an important source to the Old Japanese language at the time.

The writing is 癸未年八月日十大王年男弟王在意柴沙加宮時斯麻念長寿遣開中費直穢人今州利二人等取白上同二百旱作此竟 and it has been translated as "In the eighth month of a gui-wei year, in the reign of the great king, when the prince Wooto was at the Osisaka Palace, Sima, wishing for longevity, send two persons to make this mirror from 200 han of brand-new and fine bronze." (Thank you Wikipedia - they have an article on the mirror) There are some uncertainties to exactly what year is meant, it could be either 443 or 503. 'Wooto' might be a try to spell 'Oohodo', who was a grandson to the emperor Ōjin. Others think he might be Ōdo-no-Ookimi, later emperor Keitai. The Osisaka palace was situated in Sakurai, Nara. 'Sima' or 'Shima' is by some thought to be king Muryeong of Baekje (it the later date is the correct one).

This mirror is now a National Treasure of Japan, and on display at Tokyo National Museum.

Tags:   tokyo tokio 東京 japan Nippon Nihon 日本 japón japon Giappone tokyo national museum 東京国立博物館 Nationalmuseum Tokio Museo Nacional de Tokio Musée national de Tokyo Museo nazionale di Tokyo musée museum museo 博物館 bronze brons bronzo bronce 青銅 mirror spegel Spiegel espejo miroir specchio 鏡 Kofun 古墳 Suda Hachiman Shrine Mirror 隅田八幡神社人物画像鏡

N 13 B 5.0K C 102 E Aug 24, 2010 F Dec 12, 2011
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I am a collector of different things, one of them being pre-Great War travel guides, of which this is an example (more can be seen in the pile behind it). The book actually has three titles: Handbook of Modern London (on the back of the book), Murray's Modern London (on the front of the book) and then Handbook to London as it is (inside the book). It was published by John Murray, Albemarble Street, London, in 1879.

Note that it include a tube map (though named "Metropolitan and underground railways), and everything else that you generally find a modern guide to London (maps, descriptions of major sites, lists of opening hours and fees - but also descriptions on how to visit prisons (still in use) and hospitals and charitable institutions).

Tags:   antiquarian old title page titelsida titelblatt frontespizio tube map railway map map karta karte mapa carte mappa handbook for london as it is murray's modern london handbook for modern london john murray 1879führer reseguide guide guía turística guía de viaje guide de voyage guide touristique london londres book buch bok libro livre travel guide tourist guide guide book

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I don't know the story behind this scene, the only thing that left the house was books (no furniture or things like that) - and tons of them!

Tags:   tokyo tokio 東京 japan Nippon Nihon 日本 japón japon Giappone shiba 芝 東京都港区 book bok buch books bücher libro böcker livre 本 my_gear_and_me


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