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OEI BIZEN



OEI Community 
     Smiths of the classic OSAFUNE Schools find 
     OEI MORIMITSU, king and owner of the new world. 
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HIDEKAGE EI-KYO 1429

HIDEKAGE EI-KYO: OEI stylist. From O-EI 20 to the KA-KICHI. 1st
        HIDEKAGE was son of OSAFUNE SAN-SAKU, CHIKAKAGE of the 
        NAGAMITSU School, see NAGAMITSU. The 3rd, MUROMACHI 
        KYO-TOKU HIDEKAGE, was son of KOZORI HIDEMASA. 
        See KOZORI HIDEMITSU line. KO-ITAME HADA has OEI-style,
        standing BO-UTSURI. NIOI GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA may show
        TOGARI.
     BISHU OSAFUNE HIDEKAGE 
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HIDEMITSU KOZORI Line
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KOZORI HIDEMASA O-EI 1394
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HIDEKAGE KYO-TOKU 1452

HIDEKAGE KYO-TOKU (f: HIDEMASA): This respected name (see EI-KYO 
        HIDEKAGE, above) falls from KOZORI HIDEMITSU. Work from 
        KA-KICHI 1441 to O-NIN 1467. MOKUME. KO-GUNOME and 
        KO-CHOJI MIDARE BA. Some are signed with the ICHIMONJI 
        designator, ICHI.
     BISHU OSAFUNE HIDEKAGE
     BISHU OSAFUNE TAIRA HIDEKAGE
     BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU HIDEKAGE
     ICHI BISHU OSAFUNE TAIRA HIDEKAGE


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OSAFUNE YOSHIKAGE(2) (Son-in-law of CHOGI)
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 KOZORI MITSUSUYE(1) EI-WA 1375
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        MITSUSUYE(2) O-EI 1394

MITSUSUYE(2) O-EI: SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE HA. 1st MITSUSUYE 
        from KOZORI School, MITSUHISA: father and YOSHIKAGE: 
        teacher. See KOZORI, the 4 brothers


SHIGETSUNA(2) O-EI: SHIGETSUNA(1) was son of CHOGI (NAGAYOSHI),
        who made swords in the style of his father. An O-EI 
        community member, the 2nd SHIGETSUNA is another of the 
        then working, great school smiths swept by the new Three
        MITSUs environment. Made OEI-style HIRA-TSUKURI TANTO and
        KO-WAKIZASHI of MOKUME HADA with BO-UTSURI, and KOSHI-
        HIRAKI GUNOME-CHOJI BA - the OEI mark. See CHOGI School
     BISHU OSAFUNE SHIGETSUNA
     BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JUNIN SHIGETSUNA



OEI BIZEN ________ TAKANAGA O-EI 1394 SUGUHA and GUNOME-CHOJI BA. BISHU OSAFUNE TAKANAGA _________ TOMOYOSHI O-EI 1394 GUNOME-CHOJI BA and KOSHI-HIRAKI, O-EI forms. BISHU OSAFUNE TOMOYOSHI BIZEN OSAFUNE TOMOYOSHI _________ TAKAMITSU O-EI 1394 MOKUME HADA with standing BO-UTSURI, OEI style. GUNOME- CHOJI MIDARE BA and KO-CHOJI MIDARE. BISHU OSAFUNE TAKAMITSU ________ MORIKIYO O-EI: Descendant of HATAKEDA MORIKIYO. KO-MOKUME shows OEI UTSURI. TOGARI pulls from KO-GUNOME HA. Signed TACHI- MEI with small characters in the SHINOGI-JI. BISHU OSAFUNE MORIKIYO _________ KIYOYOSHI(1) O-EI 1394 ___|_____ KIYOYOSHI(2) EI-KYO 1429 KIYOYOSHI(1) O-EI: MOKUME. GUNOME-CHOJI BA. BISHU OSAFUNE KIYOYOSHI ________ NAOMITSU(1) O-EI 1394 ___|____ NAOMITSU(2) KAN-SHO 1460 ___|____ NAOMITSU(3) MEI-O 1492 ___|____ NAOMITSU(4) TEN-MON 1532 NAOMITSU(1) O-EI: Work period is stated as between O-EI 8, 1401 and O-EI 27. He is noted for a style change where early pieces are the narrow, and particularly well-shaped, classic TACHI SUGATA, showing a beautiful and flowing GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA in NIOI. The O-EI wins him over in later work: distinct OEI style BO-UTSURI and the KOSHI- HIRAKI GUNOME-CHOJI ala the "Three MITSUs". Early MEI will be small, in two-characters. NAOMITSU BISHU OSAFUNE NAOMITSU Note: Later NAOMITSU are MUROMACHI smiths, place SUGATA to time. All MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE NAOMITSU NAOMITSU(4) TEN-MON: Moved to WAKASA.
OEI BIZEN KIYOKAGE(2) O-EI: 1st KIYOKAGE was an OSAFUNE, TEI-WA 1345 smith. SAKA-ASHI MIDARE BA is associated to this name, but may be a KAGEMITSU influence to the earlier work of the 1st. BISHU OSAFUNE KIYOKAGE _________ CHIKAFUSA TEI-WA 1345 ___|_____ CHIKAFUSA O-EI 1394 CHIKAFUSA TEI-WA: descended from FUKUOKA CHIKAFUSA. GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA. BISHU OSAFUNE CHIKAFUSA CHIKAFUSA O-EI: A note states he is the son of CHIKANORI. OEI- style GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA. BISHU OSAFUNE CHIKAFUSA TOSHIMUNE O-EI: TOSHIMUNE line falls from NAGAMITSU School. OEI BIZEN style GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA. BISHU OSAFUNE TOSHIMUNE ________ NORINARI O-EI 1394 ________ SUKENAGA O-EI 1394 ________ NORISUKE EI-KYO 1429 TOSHISUKE O-EI: SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE BA. BISHU JU TOSHISUKE BISHU OSAFUNE TOSHISUKE BISHU OSAFUNE JU TOSHISUKE NOBUYASU O-EI: From O-AN 1368. MOKUME. SUGUHA, GUNOME-MIDARE and CHOJI BA patterns. BISHU OSAFUNE NOBUYASU MORIHIDE O-EI: This line traces to the KOKUBUNJI and FUKUOKA ICHIMONJI MORITOSHI of BUN-O 1260. O-EI MORIHIDE made MOKUME HADA and GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE patterns. BISHU OSAFUNE MORIHIDE MOTOMITSU(2) O-EI: MOTOMITSU(1) was KANEMITSU SODEN. The 2nd was an OEI stylist. MOKUME HADA. GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA. OSAFUNE MOTOMITSU also in MEI-O 1492. BISHU OSAFUNE MOTOMITSU BISHU OSAFUNE JU MOTOMITSU
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