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Post #1 Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:34 am 
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https://www.etsy.com/listing/698447718/set-of-2-vintage-wooden-bowl-with?show_sold_out_detail=1

2019.07.01
Found this pair of “salad bowls” on Etsy (the link may expire soon). Cheap, only $60 including 3-day DHL shipping to Boise, Idaho, all the way from Thailand. They appear to be chestnut wood, unstained and without a varnish coat. I’ll post another photo when they arrive.

Can anyone tell me what the brushed-on characters are saying?

Common chestnut bowls from KGT (Yes, I have a pair of these, who doesn’t?):
http://shop.kurokigoishi.co.jp/en/item/87

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Hi David,

土橋, dobashi, do + hashi, "soil + bridge"
[url=https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/土橋]dobashi[/url]
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https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/土橋

The penmanship quality is low, imo.

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Post #3 Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:02 pm 
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EdLee, thank you so much, very kind of you.

I wonder what that really means, “soil bridge” or, less literally, “land bridge” or simply, “bridge”? And why would someone use a brush to awkwardly scrawl these characters in the lids of salad bowls?

If I put the characters into a Japanese search engine, I mostly get hits for a baseball player. Curious. The two characters appear as a pair in hundreds of phrases.

https://ja.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/土橋

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Hi David,

You're very welcome.

The j.wiki page explains the architectural aspects of the bridge;
it's also a family name ( baseball pro, etc. ).

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  • Kobashi, ko + hashi, small bridge, 小橋 ;
  • Nakabashi, naka + hashi, central/middle bridge, 中橋 ;
  • Ōhashi, large bridge, 大橋 ;
  • Ōhashi, king's bridge, 王橋 ;
  • Hashimoto, 橋本 (e.g. Hashimoto Utarō, 9p) ;
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...salad bowls?
They are Go bowls.
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And why would someone use a brush...
Could be the name of one owner ( not the craftsperson ).

With a Sharpie. :)

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