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It looks like Hebrew alphabet, רִיקִי "Riki" (or "Ricky"). Note the position of the signature on the canvas – in the bottom left corner, in Hebrew it's "the end of the text" position since they write right to left. The European painters usually sign in the bottom right corner, in the European "end of the text" position, because Europeans write left to right. ...


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Oyakata-sama is what his/her troops would most likely call the Lord, it is something people below the Lord would refer to him/her as. When it's came to the Shogun himself it would vary but I'm sure -sama would be included with their last name such as Tokugawa-sama, Ieyasu-sama, etc. It is a sign of superiority, then again they can go with the full title of ...


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