I am researching the stone polishing techniques used to polish katana. I have come across the term Migakibô, which is a polishing rod used during the Shitamigaki (下磨き) stage of polishing, but I can not find the appropriate symbols, Kanji, Hiragani or Katakana, for Migakibô. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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    Unfortunately, requests for transcription are off-topic for this site. As a one-off, I can tell you that it's 磨き棒.
    – jogloran
    Oct 28, 2022 at 16:28

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Do you mean following?

Kanji: 磨き棒

Hiragana: みがきぼう

Katakana: ミガキボウ

Alphabet for Japanese: migakibou ← easily understand for Japanese


"磨き" means "polishing". "棒" means "rod".

I found the word (磨き棒) at here.

  • Thank you very much!
    – Walter
    Oct 28, 2022 at 17:16

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