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YAMASHIRO AYAnoKOJI School

 AYANOKOJI are similar to SANJO. SANJO and GOJO smith lines were 
 generally the feeder-source. KO-MOKUME HADA. KO-CHOJI KO-MIDARE.
 Double-petal CHOJI.  The school is renowned for refined beauty.
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SADATOSHI AYANOKOJI Founder JO-EI 1232     ARIKUNI HO-JI 1247
    |_______________________ ________________________ __________
____|____                ___|____                ____|____      |
SADATOSHI SHO-O 1288     SADANORI SHO-AN 1299    SADAYOSHI      |
    |___________         ___|____                  KO-AN 1278   |
____|___     ___|___     KUNINOBU KEM-MU 1334                   |
SADAYASU     IYEYASU                                            |
 KO-O 1389    TEI-WA 1345                                       |
     _____________ _________________________ ___________________|
____|___       ___|___                   ___|____          
IYETOSHI       SADAIYE EI-NIN 1293       SADANARI(1) KO-AN 1278
 EI-NIN 1293   ___|_____                 ___|____  
               SADATSUGU GEN-TOKU 1329   SADANARI(2) KA-REKI 1326
____________________                         ________            
AWATAGUCHI TADAYOSHI BUN-O 1260              SUKESADA BUN-EI 1264
             |_______________________        ___|____            
_____________|___    ________________|____   SUYEYUKI KA-GEN 1303
AYANOKOJI TADAIYE    ABURANOKOJI TADAYOSHI 
     RYAKU-O 1338              KEM-MU 1334

SADATOSHI JO-EI: AYANOKOJI Founder at YOJO AYANOKOJI. YATARO. 
        Buddhist name: RYOAMI. A GOJO line smith, his time was 
        the transition between early KAMAKURA and mid. Work 
        period estimated as starting around SHO-KYU 1219 and 
        continuing through the `40s, although his dates are often 
        listed as later. One source claims him a son of 
        RAI KUNIYOSHI, which goes with an attendant theory that 
        GOJO to AYANOKOJI SADATOSHI and contemporary RAI KUNIYUKI
        (AWATAGUCHI KUNIYOSHI son) traded secrets or were peers 
        as both show CHOJI patterns with distinct similarities.
        SADATOSHI has inter-linked TOBI-like JI-BA and a plainly 
        starker definition, where KUNIYUKI (as all RAI School) 
        endeavored width of YAKIBA through the BOSHI. The BOSHI 
        of KUNIYUKI and his father, KUNIYOSHI is generally smooth.
        The consistency of SADATOSHI's CHOJI line may seem broken
        from happenstantial effects at the quench. An otherwise 
        absent high-reaching CHOJI leaves dotting SHIMA-BA to 
remind its departure. This presumed confidence has been
much appreciated over the years. The technique masks a
YAKIBA plan with a similar width to that of RAI but the
SADATOSHI BOSHI would be not smooth. His SUGATA was made
to reflect a grace found of earlier pieces, while the
usual KUNIYUKI is solidly mid-KAMAKURA. SADATOSHI was
perhaps, a little earlier than RAI's KUNIYUKI.          SUGATA will be deep KOSHIZORI, KO-KISSAKI TACHI. Seemingly         even, the measure shows FUNBARI. KO-KISSAKI can be an          elongated or reaching IKUBI. A JI-NIE veil dresses          standing KO-MOKUME that runs. KO-NIE in clear NIOI-FUKASHI         presents "Flower-petal" KO-CHOJI or KO-GUNOME that is          KO-MIDARE. HAMON shows small TOBI-YAKI that seem connected          together. MEI: SADA is large, TOSHI - small. The SADA          appears as though someone erased its left side.
ayanokoji tachi

KOKUHO SADATOSHI                         National Treasure

ayanokoji sadatoshi tachi
NAGASA: 2.6 SHAKU
   SORI: 1 SUN
NAKAGO: 6.5 SUN
MOTO-HABA: 1 SUN
SAKI-HABA: 6 BU

Emperor MEIJI's favorite. Style is old and classic, a normal width coupled to great length confuses the perception. BO-HI runs the whole length. The widening mid sees NIOI NIJU doubling within DAI-BO CHOJI columns and occasionally jutting GUNOME that push through the crush of a crowded KO-CHOJI line. RAI style JI-BA demand admittance. 

The upper  ~ Only remnants remain of an inner line where TOBI and SHIMA-BA hang. Strings of NIOI-HOTSURE connect dotting TOBI through the MONOUCHI, while the HAMON hugs the HA. KINSUJI cuts across KO-ASHI gaps. 

The BOSHI is debris piled against the FUKURA with defused TOBI suspended above. A relaxed cloud drifts over the KO-SHINOGI. The KAERI seems lost. 

Curved KIJI-MOMO UBU NAKAGO with one MEKUGI-ANA sweeps to a rounded JIRI. His two character MEI is low, near the NAKAGO-MUNE:
                    
SADATOSHI


BUNKAZAI SADATOSHI

ayanokoji sadatoshi tachi
NAGASA: 78.3cm  SORI: 2.7cm 

SHINOGI-TSUKURI,IHORI-MUNE, deeply curved TACHI. MIHABA is a slow tapering to its KO-KISSAKI. 

An even veil of JI-NIE covers KO-ITAME. 

NIE and NIOI FUKASHI KO-MIDARE BA exchange position with KO-CHOJI-MIDARE on even intervals.

NOTARE BOSHI, KO-MARU to slight KAERI.
UBU NAKAGO has one MEKUGI-ANA and his stylized,  two-
character MEI to the MUNE:

                             SADATOSHI

YAMASHIRO AYANOKOJI School
ARIKUNI HO-JI: From OSAFUNE.
     JOSHU AYAKOJI JU ARIKUNI

SADATOSHI SHO-O (t: SADATOSHI): He changed his HOU, "Trailing 
        footsteps" TOSHI to that of his teacher (LI - benefit 
        from labor) in KEM-MU 1334.

SADAYOSHI KO-AN (f: SADATOSHI): Often listed in KA-REKI 1326. He
        made SHINOGI-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE TACHI with IKUBI 
        KO-KISSAKI, FUNBARI SUGATA. KO-ITAME under JI-NIE. 
        NIE KO-MIDARE BA to KO-CHOJI, noted for serenity. KINSUJI
        is found in a MIDARE BOSHI that is HAKIKAKE. The SADA is 
        cut large in a somewhat grass-style snaking line. The 
        YOSHI is small, its SHI radical, two distinct pieces - 
        stacked on a brick.

SADANARI(1) KO-AN (f: SADATOSHI): NISHIKIKOJI JU. Son and student
        ITAME HADA. KO-MIDARE BA and KO-CHOJI KO-MIDARE BA.

SADANARI(2) KA-REKI (f: SADANARI 1): From SHO-WA to SHO-CHU 1324.
        KO-MIDARE BA or KO-CHOJI KO-MIDARE.

SADANORI SHO-AN (t: SADATOSHI): YOJO AYANOKOJI JU. From SHO-AN to
        SHO-CHU 1324. KO-MIDARE or KO-CHOJI KO-MIDARE. 

SUYEYUKI KA-GEN (f:SUKESADA): ITAME HADA. SUGUHA with ASHI and
        KO-CHOJI BA.


SADATSUGU GEN-TOKU (t: SADAIYE): From GEN-TOKU to TEI-WA 1345. 
        ITAME HADA. GUNOME with ASHI.

TADAYOSHI BUN-O: This could represent a confusion of events. His
        dates start in KEN-CHO 1249, but other sources say he was
        ABURANOKOJI TADAYOSHI of KEM-MU and father of TADAIYE. 
        AWATAGUCHI YOSHIMASAs' son, TADAYOSHI was student of 
        AWATAGUCHI HISAKUNI. AWATAGUCHI style fine KO-MOKUME. 
        KO-MIDARE of KO-CHOJI BA.
     TADAYOSHI

TADAIYE RYAKU-O (F: TADAYOSHI): TOGORO. AWATAGUCHI. Work appears
        in EN-BUN 1356. Off to BINGO with AWATAGUCHI style. 
        KO-MOKUME. NOTARE-MIDARE. 
     ABURAKOJI TADAIYE
     ABURAKOJI TADAIYE TSUKURU
                  _________            ________ _______
                  SUKEMITSU            SADAYASU ARIYUKI
                  KA-GEN 1303          - EN-KEI 1308 - 

                       ________
                       SUKESADA EN-BUN 1356
                       To RYOKAI School 


Aya-no-Koji Sadayoshi
Nagasa: 2 Shaku 5 Sun 5 Bu (77.27cm)
Sori: 9 Bu (2.73cm)
Moto-haba: 9 Bu (2.73cm)
Saki-haba: 5 Bu 4 Rin (1.64cm)
Kissaki-naga: 9 Bu 2 Rin (2.48cm)
Moto-kasane: 2 Bu 3 Rin (0.7cm)
saki-kasane: 1 Bu (0.45cm)
Nakago: 6 Sun 4 Bu (19.54cm)

Shinogi-tsukuri-Ihori-mune, narrow blade, strongly Koshizori to Ko-Kissaki. Bo-Hi to Marudome on both sides.
Ko-Itame Hada has JiNie and a white cast.
Ko-Midare of Ko-Choji Ba where Sunagashi develops through the mid. Kinsuji is seen in the generally Ko-Nie Habuchi.
Midare-Komi Boshi has Kinsuji and Nie becomes Hakikake at Ko-Maru Kaeri.
Ubu Kijimomo "Pheasant" Nakago with one Mekugi-ana.
      
Sadayoshi

Aya-no-Koji Sadayoshi


Sadatoshi - Kokuho


Sadatoshi Tachi - Kokuho
Nagasa:73cm
Moto-Haba: 2.9cm


Shogen - Bunei - 1259 - 1264 time, mid-Kamakura Sugata is compared with contemporary, Kuniyuki.
Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, Chu-Kissaki.
Ko-Itame Hada.
Nioi-Guchi is tight with Iro Ko-Nie of Gunome Choji-Midare, Ko-Choji with Ashi. Isolated Daibo heads rise through streaming Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Midare-Komi Boshi to Yakizume.
Suriage Kurijiri Nakago has two Mekugi-ana.

  Sada (toshi)


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