Is this antique door from China or Japan?
While I was doing my daily surfing at pinterest yesterday, I came across with the wonderful antique door above and I repinned to my “doors to adore” board which I collect adorable characteristic doors from all around the world. The photo was originally pinned as Chinese door, however I got a comment from a friend from Pinterest community that the door was not actually Chinese it was in fact Japanese. So I went back to original source but unfortunately could not locate any information about it. Finally, this morning I researched the difference between the Chinese and Japanese calligraphy and figured out that the letters in fact more like Japanese. However, I must say it is pretty hard to tell as Japanese writing uses a mixture of hiragana, katakana, and kanji in the same text therefore some letters could actually be confusing when it is compared with Chinese. So I thank Tammy Winand, the author of CrypticFragments blog for her comment and warning. Now, I would like to check with my wordpress community, friends I contact with in social media if anybody knows anything about this door? Where it is located and what it says on its text? I really appreciate your time and assistance who will help me out about my curiosity. Have a great day to everybody!!!
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~ by designmixer on November 27, 2012.