Hinomaru Yosegaki with Shrine Stamp and Artwork
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Very nice one.
Made out to Mr. Kido in the upper right corner, under a shrine stamp. I cannot make out the first part of Kido's given name.
In one handwriting:
Eternal Luck in the Fortunes of War
Koga - a family name
I can't make out if this is a wierd name, or a company name; Hakata is a place-name
Gate ---- Sacred
[*IF* I'm reading this correctly. 門人 "Monjin" means disciple/student: one who enters the "gate." But 門聖 "Sacred Gate"???
Looks like I'm sowing more confusion than clarification.
["Kan-in" is also read as "Miya Shirushi" - shrine mark - and might be the preferred pronunciation; I don't know which is correct.]
Special Grand Shrine
官幣社 【かんぺいしゃ】Kanpei-sha (n) (obs) shrine receiving offerings from the Bureau of Divinities (pre-Meiji) or the Imperial Household Department (post-Meiji)
Miyazaki Shrine on Wiki.
Similar to these two seals attached below [exact same kanji, but different style of seal-script].
Thanks for the information, Guy! I did want to find someone who could try to translate the Kanji. I took Arabic in college so its totally different for me haha. And thanks for showing the stamps!