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The Eight DO
TOKAIDO - The Eight Roads of KOTO



OWARI 

Old writings tell us SHIGAZEKI and NAOE SHIZU are of a common 
well-spring. A lineage line of older dates tangle these smiths 
together. Attempts at untangling, reveal two lines, earlier and 
later:

          Footpath from MINO:   * NAOE SHIZU KANETSUGU
                                * NAOE SHIZU KANENOBU O-CHO  1311
                                *  1st OWARI KANENOBU BUN-PO 1317
                                *  2nd OWARI KANENOBU KEM-MU 1334

Confusion seems to clear, respective of 
O-EI and KAMAKURA, with the later troupe:

           SHIGA Group: A dark KANEUJI-style O-ITAME with MASAME. 
           CHU-SUGU KO-MIDARE, GUNOME-TOGARI MIDARE and O-GUNOME 
           MIDARE with SUNAGASHI. Thinly laid NIE in deep NIOI. 
_____________________               
YAMADA SEKI NOBUTSUGU(1) TEI-JI 1362    ////ARTWORK - Pitchers 
            ____|____                   pouring style together
            NOBUTSUGU(2) EI-KYO 1429               ////////////
_____________________               
YAMADA SEKI KUNITSUGU BUN-MEI 1469  
______________       
ZENJO KANENOBU O-EI 1394     
___|___                      
KANEARI(1) MUROYA EI-KYO 1429
   |_________________________________ 
___|___                     _________|____  
KANEARI(2) CHO-ROKU 1457    SHIGA KANENOBU(1) SHIGAZEKI Founder 
___|___                              | BUN-MEI to MEI-O 1492 
KANEARI(3)          _________________|
EN-TOKU 1489   ____|____    _________|____                 
               NOBUTSUGU(3) SHIGA KANENOBU(2) EI-SHO 1504    
               EI-SHO 1504  _________|____                 
                            SHIGA KANENOBU(3) TEN-MON 1532 

KANENOBU(1) KEM-MU (t: KANEUJI): This would be NAOE KANENOBU, see
        NAOE SHIZU under MINO and SOSHU.
     KANENOBU

KANENOBU(2) EN-BUN: NAOE SHIZU
     KANENOBU

KUNITSUGU BUN-MEI: MINO. YAMADA SEKI. Dark "KURO" ITAME of MOKUME
        with MASAME. SUGUHA, NOTARE, GUNOME-MIDARE with medium 
        NIOI-ASHI and TOBI-YAKI. His KUNI character held the 
        figure, MIN "The People" within its frame. 
        2nd and 3rd follow.

KANEARI EI-KYO (f: MINO KANENOBU, gf: ZENJO KANEYOSHI): MINO SEKI.
        MUROYA Founder. SAEMONGORO. KO-ITAME with CHIKEI and 
        JI-NIE. BO-UTSURI. NIOI SUGU KO-NOTARE BA and GUNOME 
        having KO-TOGARI. Also called KANENOBU.
     KANEARI
     KANENOBU

KANEWAKA TEN-MON 1532: Worked for a period at INUYAMA Castle. See SANAMI.
KANEWAKA

KANEFUSA TEN-MON: ZENJO SEIZAEMON. Arrives from MINO. Works at INUYAMA castle.
Becomes IWAMI-no-KAMI in TAI-EI time-period. Eventually looses his
health and come into the care of his younger brother, who returns him
to MINO. See ZENJO KANEFUSA(4) and KANEFUSA(5).
BISHU INUYAMA JU KANEFUSA

UJISADA(2) TEN-SHO: (Teacher and brother: WAKASA-no-KAMI UJIFUSA (KANEFUSA(5): Work in
MINO begins from GEN-KI 1570. He moves to OWARI and continues through TEN-SHO 1573.
Running KO-ITAME HADA with MASAME and a light veil of JINIE.
NIOI-DEKI is KO-NIE O-GUNOME MIDARE with FUSHI knots. NOTARE with ASHI and
YO. O-NOTARE HAMON lines. UJISADA(1), son of KANESADA went to HACHIYA.
From TEN-SHO GO-NEN 1536, IZUMO-no-KAMI appears in his MEI. Lived in SEKI then
moved to OWARI.
See ZENJO.
UJISADA
IZUMO-no-KAMI UJISAADA
  NOSHU SEKI JU GONSHOSHO UJISADA
SAKON-E GONSHOSHO IZUMO-no-KAMI UJISAADA


KANEKIKU EI-ROKU 1558: SEIJIRO. ZENJO to OWARI. SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE TOGARI BA.
WAZAMONO cutting. See ZENJO
KANEKIKU
NOSHU JU KANEKIKU
BISHU KIYOSU JU SEIJIRO KANEKIKU

OWARI - SHIGA-ZEKI
SHIGA KANENOBU(1) MEI-O: Often confused with NAOE KANENOBU, this
        is the son of MUROYA KANEARI and brought SEKI style to 
        SHIGA. Worked from BUN-MEI 1469 to MEI-O 1492. Made wide,
        graceful WAKIZASHI of little curve with elongated KISSAKI.
        TANTO may be gently UCHIZORI. ITAME with MASAME. NIE 
        CHU-SUGU GUNOME-TOGARI with SUNAGASHI and HITATSURA-like
        O-GUNOME MIDARE. SUGU with KOSHIBA. NIE in the breadth of
        falling NIOI.
     KANENOBU

NOBUTSUGU EI-SHO (f: SHIGA KANENOBU): A son and student. His 
        years are between EI-SHO 1504 and TAI-EI 1521. OWARI 
        SHIHARUI-GORI YAMADA SHONAI became known as the place of
        the YAMADA SEKI after the transfer and work of his 
        father, SHIGA KANENOBU. GUNOME-MIDARE with SUNAGASHI and
        HITATSURA BA. SUGATA and grain resembles KANENOBU.

KANENOBU TEN-MON: MOKUME HADA. YAHAZU-MIDARE BA. Look for
        KOSHIBA.

OWARI - YAMADA SEKI
_____________                          _________
 MINO KANEFUNE(1) O-EI 1394            HISAKATSU O-EI 1394
 _________|___                            _|_
 MINO KANEFUNE(2) BUN-AN 1444          ____|____
 _________|___                         HISAKATSU EI-SHO 1504
 MINO KANEFUNE(3) BUN-GI 1501          ____|___
__________|___                         KANEFUNE GEN-KI 1570
OWARI KANEFUNE(4) KYO-ROKU 1528       

UJIFUSA moved to oOWARI, KIYOSU Following the death of NOBUNAGA.
See MINO ZENJO for UJIFUSA.

KANEFUNE KYO-ROKU (f: MINO KANEFUNE 3): Transferred from RYOKEN
 School in MINO to YAMADA SEKI in OWARI. See RYOKEN in ZENJO
KANEFUNE

HISAKATSU O-EI: MINO AKASAKA SENJUIN. MOKUME with MASAME. SUGUHA         and GUNOME. HISAKATSU EI-SHO: AKASAKA SENJUIN roots. AIDA KASHIMA JU. ITAME         with MASAME. GUNOME-MIDARE HA. KANEFUNE GEN-KI: MAGOUEMON. Made TANTO mostly. ITAME with MASAME.         Defined NIOI GUNOME-MIDARE with TOGARI-GUNOME. MINO -          OWARI mark: JIZO-BOSHI. His signature has NOSHU JU as         leader.
KANEFUNE
NOSHU JU KANEFUNE

KANESHIGE EI-ROKU: TOGORO. YAMADA SEKI JU. MOKUME with MASAME.         GUNOME patterns. Again, as with KANENOBU, YAMADA SEKI          KANESHIGE NAMBOKUCHO roots are confused with those of          TEI-JI NAOE KANESHIGE. The newer examination holds YAMADA         SEKI to the MUROMACHI. 
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