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    I can see "go" and "dai", but the last one is unintelligible. Looks like "kin/gin" (metal/gold) over land, with water radical on side. But cannot find this one in dictionary.

    What does this say and what does it mean?



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  • #2
    Originally posted by Katsura View Post
    I can see "go" and "dai", but the last one is unintelligible. Looks like "kin/gin" (metal/gold) over land, with water radical on side. But cannot find this one in dictionary.

    What does this say and what does it mean?



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    塗, or 'paint/coat/varnish'

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    • #3
      the kanji translates to "5 big paint". ..

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      • #4
        五大 refers to the five elements: earth (地), water (水), fire (火), wind (風) and emptiness (空).

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        • #5
          Sorry, just looked it up and there's another meaning to 五大: the Godai Myōō (五大明王) or five radiant lords of esoteric Buddhism (密教).

          I imagine 'godai nuri' is some kind of lacquering or finish, but I've never heard of it before.

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