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KO-BIZEN TAKATSUNA EI-KYU 1113 to GEN-RYAKU 1184
             |__________ _________
_____________|____  ____|____  ___|____
ICHIMONJI MOROZANE  NARITSUNA  NARIKANE NIN-PYO 1151
       - GEN-RYAKU 1184 -         |
                         _________|
           _____________|___   ___|____
           ICHIMONJI AKIZANE   TAKAKANE KEN-PO 1213
                SHO-KYU 1219   ___|____
                               KANEHIRA KA-ROKU 1225
                               ___|_____
                               YUKIMITSU KA-ROKU 1225

TAKATSUNA TEN-EI (f: TAKAMITSU, grf: TAKAKANE): Dates for this 
        and several other KO-BIZEN smiths have been rather 
        stretched. Perhaps, like the Emperors, they're long-
        lived. Early-KAMAKURA TACHI SUGATA. Standing KO-ITAME has
        JI-NIE. NIE KO-MIDARE of KO-CHOJI BA with ASHI. Shallow
        KURIJIRI on thin NAKAGO. Well seated, squared and angular
        strokes to a large MEI above the ANA.
     TAKATSUNA

NARIKANE NIN-PYO (f: TAKATSUNA): From TEN-EI 1110. O-HADA in 
        ITAME has JI-NIE. KINSUJI in KO-NIE CHOJI KO-MIDARE BA 
        with ASHI.
     BIZENnoKUNI NARIKANE

AKIZANE SHO-KYU (f: NARIKANE): Twenty-four GOBAN - 8th month.
        ITAME HADA. NIOI O-CHOJI KO-MIDARE BA. See ICHIMONJI.

MOROZANE GEN-RYAKU (f: TAKATSUNA): Twenty-four GOBAN - 2nd month.
        Through SHO-KYU 1219. OSAFUNE. SUGUHA with ASHI and 
        KO-CHOJI BA. See ICHIMONJI.

NARITSUNA GEN-RYAKU (f: TAKATSUNA): OSAFUNE. To TEM-PUKU 1233. 
           ITAME HADA. CHOJI-MIDARE of deep NIOI.

TAKAKANE KEN-PO (t: TAKAHIRA, f: NAGAKANE): The latter TAKAKANE.
        Narrow KO-KISSAKI, KOSHIZORI, FUNBARI TACHI where the 
        upper straightens. CHIKEI furrows standing KO-ITAME with
        O-HADA that has JI-NIE. KINSUJI knifes a NIE KO-MIDARE of
        KO-CHOJI BA defined of ASHI. MIDARE BOSHI.

KANEHIRA KA-ROKU (f: TAKAKANE): Late HEIAN to early KAMAKURA.
        Varied style purvey these works to more than one smith.
        Careful consideration to SUGATA for date is the constant
        companion to appraisal. MOKUME HADA is thinly veiled in
        JI-NIE. KO-NIE KO-MIDARE of KO-CHOJI with KO-ASHI has 
        SUNAGASHI and KINSUJI in a particularly rich and clear 
        NIOI. MEI in thick strokes.
YUKIMITSU KA-ROKU (f: KANEHIRA): KO-KISSAKI, strong FUNBARI, 
        KOSHIZORI TACHI. ITAME HADA has JI-NIE. NIE KO-MIDARE BA
        resembling SOSHU YUKIMITSU where the SOSHU definer is 
        SOSHU style CHIKEI and the clear JI-BA that was to become
        the school drive. 
    BIZEN: Two-character MEI.

KO-BIZEN
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KAGESUYE GEN-RYAKU 1184
   |_______________________
___|____                ___|____
KAGEYORI KAN-GEN 1243   KAGENORI BUN-O 1260

KAGEYORI KAN-GEN (f: KAGESUYE): From KEN-KYU 1190 to KAN-GEN 
        1243. Given as possible father or relative to KO-BIZEN 
        CHIKATADA, and therefore root to KO-OSAFUNE. OSAFUNE 
        KAGEYORI is considered a descendant. See MITSUTADA Roots
        following, and OSAFUNE School KO-NIE JI-BA enhances 
        KO-MIDARE BA. Large MEI with thick strokes. 
    MEI: KAGEYORI
         KAGEYORI TSUKURU

KAGENORI BUN-O (f: KAGESUYE): MOKUME HADA with KO-NIE JI-BA. His
        pattern will be KO-MIDARE BA.

MITSUTADA School Roots              * KO-BIZEN to OSAFUNE *
_________
MITSUTADA(1) The Elder GEN-RYAKU 1184 
           KO-BIZEN MITSUTADA. KO-CHOJI BA.

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CHIKATADA KEN-PO 1213   See OSAFUNE School
   |____________ ___________ _____________ _________ ___________
___|_____    ___|____    ___|____      ___|____  ___|____   ____|____  _________
MITSUTADA    KAGEYASU    KAGEHIDE(1)   YASUTADA  SANETADA   MITSUMORI  HIDECHIKA 
___|_____  RYAKU-NIN 1238   | -RYAKU-NIN 1238-    JO-EI 1232   - NIN-JI 1240 - 
NAGAMITSU                   |___________________         
                         ___|____     __________|_____   
                         KAGEHIDE(2)  FUKUOKA KAGENORI(1)
                                     ___________|_____   
                                     YOSHIOKA KAGENORI(2)

CHIKATADA KEN-PO: From KA-O 1169 to SHO-KYU 1219. Thought by some
        the son of GEN-RYAKU MITSUTADA although this line is 
        associated to KO-BIZEN KAGEYORI as well. KO-MIDARE of 
        KO-CHOJI BA. Father of OSAFUNE MITSUTADA. See OSAFUNE.

MITSUTADA RYAKU-NIN (f: CHIKATADA): OSAFUNE School Founder. 
        See OSAFUNE School.

YASUTADA RYAKU-NIN (br: MITSUTADA): KO-BIZEN smith.

KAGEHIDE SHO-GEN (br: MITSUTADA): See OSAFUNE School.

KAGEYASU JO-EI (br: MITSUTADA): See OSAFUNE School.

SANETADA JO-EI (f: CHIKATADA): FUKUOKA JU. 

HIDECHIKA NIN-JI: NIE-DEKI KOMIDARE BAand CHOJI-MIDARE BA.
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