Hey COOL!!! I am very happy that you registered here and are happy for linking it!
WOW first of all BIG BIG Thanks for this collection!!!! It is the most complete Collection of Stamps and Kanji+Names so that you can identify and search for stones and mines!
You also update it very often and my jaw dropped when i found all that infos combined in a never ending list ) This is also awesome if i go Stonehunting on Yahoo Japan Auctions.. Well i do this for 2 Years now and actually know how "ohira + Suita" and other stuff is written )
But it gives you very detailed and deep informations about the prefectures and areas that the mines are located! I had to search for years to get all those infos and not even a fraction that you offer..
Soo puhhh as you can see i really like your site )) So i wanted to share it with others because Jnats are really like a black box first and a cosmos of informations!
Also welcome to our site and we are focused on Kitchenknifes sharpening and everything else thats fun also some intertnational knife makers are here and lots of very competent people! So if YOU have any questions go for it.. answering in english is no problem here!
"Hey COOL!!! I am very happy that you registered here and are happy for linking it! WOW first of all BIG BIG Thanks for this collection!!!! It is the most complete Collection of Stamps and Kanji+Names so that you can identify and search for stones and mines!"
Thank you very much for you kind reply! Because so many Japanese sites are unaccessible for us (non Japanese speaking persons) I wanted to share this with the world. Since I cannot speak or read Japanese, it was hard for me to figure this out for myself, so I search for ways for translation, then I stumbled on different sites which enabled me (with much effort) to translate most and share it to the world
It has become so large that I had to split it in different articles:
Yes it is really hard for someone who does not know Kanjis and japanese to find infos Most japanese sites are really just unreadable but contain very good information.
I was able to identify a lot of things with the glossary from "tomonagura.com" But your collection feels a 100 times bigger and you finally know about those weird stamps and all those praises on the stones like "extra fine super musashi quality balblablaa"
All those links to the other sites are also very cool! I learned also a lot from people here in this forum and on KKF from Asteger and Alex Gilmore.
CooL! i will work my wy trough it and since i am totally into jnats its more than interesting
Its a big "a pile of Rocks" but as you can see there are some nice ones and most stuff is standard 205x75mm at least and a lot of stones are very similar. It is often only a difference if they are mined from the northern or the southern mountains in Kyoto and mostly the color is important.Whatever stamps they got it can be completly similar only difference is that Mine A digged a hole from this side and Mine B a Hole form another angle in the same mountain