Inscription: Inscribed under the chin:
Shōtoku san, midzunoto-mi, sai
Miōchin Ki Muneaki
giōnen sanjuichi (no) koyomi (or reki?)
Bukō, Kanda, ni oite kore wo tsukuru.
(Translation: Miōhcin Ki Muneaki, 31 years old (by the calendar?), made this in (the district of) Kanda, in Bukō (i.e., in Yedo in Musashi province; modern Tokyo), on an auspicious day in February, 1713, Year of the Snake (and the thirtieth year of the 60-year cycle).)