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SAGAMI




SOSHU AKIHIRO 
    SOSHU SOHEIKI "The Twin Jewels" with HIROMITSU, 
       Forever matched - Forever together
           
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      MASAMUNE KA-REKI 1326 
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      HIROMITSU    "Two Jewels"    AKIHIRO                                     See later SOSHU
               - EN-BUN 1356 -   |_________________________
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      AKIHIO(2) BUN-WA 1352 AKIYOSHI O-AN 1368
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      YOSHITSUGU O-EI 1394 AKIHIRO(3) O-EI 1394 AKIKUNI KO-RYAKU 1379
AKIHIRO EN-BUN (f: HIROMITSU(1), t: MASAMUNE): Son and student. Some say Yukimitsu was his father, others, 
SADAMUNE. Work is seen from EN-BUN to EI-TOKU 1381. An O-DACHI records his last work to
MEI-TOKU 1390. Wide MIHABA in TORII-ZORI. He made Strongly standing O-ITAME HADA with a fully
NIE-DEKI O-GUNOME-MIDARE BE and HITATSURA.NAMBOKUCHO style marks the first generation.
MEI is either "SOSHU JU" or "SAGAMI-no-KUNI JU". Pieces are dated on the URA.

SOSHU JU AKIHIRO

AKIHIRO(2) BUN-WA O-ITAME HADA with O-MIDARE BA, SOSHU style HAMON. Not of the same quality as AKIHIRO(1).
Said to sign "AKI" in "Grass" script.

SOSHU JU AKIHIRO

AKIYOSHI O-AN (t: AKIHIRO): Swords in O-ITAME HADA. SOSHU O-MIDARE BA HAMON. Many TANTO.

AKIYOSHI
SOSHU JU AKIYOSHI
SAGAMI-no-KUNI JUNIN AKIYOSHI

YOSHITSUGU O-EI: AKIHIRO DEN.

JUYO BUNKAZAI AKIHIRO
bunkazai akihiro dambira
Juyo Bunkazai Akihiro

Nagasa: 9 sun 5 bu (28.8cm)
Motohaba: 8 Bu (2.5cm)
Motokasane: 2 Bu (0.6cm)
Sori: 1 Bu (0.3cm)
Nakago: 11 Sun 8 Bu (8.5cm)

One of the Masamune crowd, he and Hiromitsu are called the "Two Jewels" of the Soshu school. O-Itame Hada has a wet surface. Hitatsura Ba shows strong Kinsuji with beautiful Nie much like that of Sadamune.

Signed:
       Soshu Ju Akihiro
Dated:
       Ei-wa 2 (1376) 



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