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danke

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A Japanese puzzle of sorts
« on: October 27, 2012, 10:28:51 pm »
I came across this in a game I'm working on...

はかばこえるいきどまりいっ
ぽんすぎひだりはいるはしわ
たるどうくつはいるふたまた
ひだりみぎくりかえすさいご
のふたまたみぎいずみひだり
くらやみのたにたからはじゅ
うじかのしたをほればいい。

From what I remember reading about it, you're supposed to read it top to bottom, left to right (I think), like so.

はぽたひのくう
かんるだふらじ
ばすどりたやか
こぎうみまみの
えひくぎたのし
るだつくみたた
いりはりぎにを
どいるえずかれ
きはいかいたほ
まるふすみらば
りはたさひはい
いしまいだじい
っわたごりゅ。

Anyone feel brave enough to take a whack at it? Does the 'original' version contain actual words, or is it completely gibberish? And is my 'deconstruction' correct?

Edit: Actually, look at it, that doesn't make much sense. I assume the original version is the correct way to read it, but it's still filled with junk. Anyone have any insights?
« Last Edit: October 27, 2012, 10:45:35 pm by danke »

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Re: A Japanese puzzle of sorts
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012, 11:50:51 pm »
It’s completely readable; it’s just not clear on account of all the words running together with no disambiguation.
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Re: A Japanese puzzle of sorts
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 12:09:01 am »
So, more like...

墓場
超える
行き止まり
一本杉

入る

渡る
洞窟
入る
二股


繰り返す
最後の二股



暗闇の谷
宝は十字架の下を掘ればいい。
« Last Edit: October 28, 2012, 12:15:46 am by danke »

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Re: A Japanese puzzle of sorts
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 01:08:42 am »
That’s either pretty close or exactly it, yeah. It would probably be clearer to someone actually trying to follow along.
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