The school of CHOGI made MOKUME or KO-MOKUME with O-HADA. JI-NIE and CHIKEI. MIMIGATA-shaped O-GUNOME MIDARE with valleys, squared ________ KAKU and CHOJI-like MIDARE mix in NIOI. SUNAGASHI. SANENAGA "Balanced valleys." Long KAERI. MITSUNAGA |_______________________ __________________ __|__ -brothers- __|______ ___|_____ CHOGI(1) KO-EI 1342 NAGASHIGE(1) KANESHIGE KEM-MU 1334 NAGAYOSHI _____________| TEI-WA 1345 ___|____ | ___|_____ __|______ KANENAGA(1) TEI-JI 1362 | NAGAYOSHI(1) NAGASHIGE(2) | TEI-JI 1362 EN-BUN 1356 |_______________________ ________________________ ____________ __|__ ___|_____ ___|_____ | CHOGI(2) EI-WA 1375 YOSHIKAGE(2) O-AN 1368 TSUNEHIRO | NAGAYOSHI(2) KANEMITSU School man BUN-WA 1352 | CHOSEI or NAGAKIYO Son-in-law CHOGI | _____________ ___________ __________________________ ______| ____|_____ ___|____ ____|____ ___|____ SHIGETSUNA(1) NAGAMORI NAGATSUNA(1) KO-RYAKU 1379 KANENAGA(2) - TEI-JI 1362 - ____|____ O-EI 1394 NAGATSUNA(2) O-EI 1394 "The Ten Students" CHOGI KO-EI (f: MITSUNAGA, grf: SANENAGA): His father will be in the style of SANENAGA. Originally NAGAYOSHI, his skill and resulting fame earned him the reverential, Chinese pronunciation of CHOGI. Born: SHO-O 1288, and died in KEN-TOKU 1370. TOZAEMON. One theory has this one long career, with a marked decline centered about KO-RYAKU 1379. Most writing places SHO-HEI 1346 to EN-BUN 1356 periods for expected pieces. DAITO are rare, TANTO plentiful. NAMBOKUCHO wide TACHI with O-KISSAKI and NAGAMAKI. TANTO are wide and comparatively small. -Early: NIOI HAMON. MOKUME HADA under standing UTSURI. -Later: NIE-DEKI with JI-NIE and CHIKEI tracing grain. GUNOME-MIDARE swings on wide undulations of the YAKIBA. TEI-JI 1362 period finds NOTARE HAKO-BA resembling SENGO MURAMASA School (Note: Unlike CHOGI, SENGO will show MASAME HADA). TOGARI pulls on O-CHOJI MIDARE BA and SAKA-ASHI may be seen in KO-GUNOME MIDARE HA. Skill level declines in swords of KO-RYAKU 1379 and are supposed the work of CHOGI(2). The CHOGI MEI is wide and appears stretched sideways, as if a roller had squeezed or smeared normal characters across the tang to the right. BOSHI: MIDARE. KO-MARU at the head. See BUNKAZAI CHOGI following MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE CHOGI BISHU OSAFUNE JU CHOGI BIZEN OSAFUNE JU CHOGI BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU CHOGI Tokubetsu Juyo Chogi
Dambira - Kokuho
Chogi Dambira - Kokuho
Itame Hada has Ji-Nie and Chikei.
Soshu Den style O-Midare Ba with Nijuba, Tobi-Yaki and Sunagashi in clear Nioi-Fukashi and Nie.
Ubu Haagari Kurijiri has one, multi-mounted Mekugi-ana.
Bishu Osafune Ju Chogi (Nagayoshi)
Shohei Ju Gonen Go Gatsu Hi
Haito Sword of Emperor Meiji
Standing Itame Hada with JiNie, Chikei and standing Utsuri. Bo-Hi and Sobi run the length.
Gunome-Midare ba moves inside a Notare line. There is Ashi and Yo and Kinsuji through the Mid. Yakiba widens in the Monouchi.
Boshi is deeply set O-Gunome Midare mound turns to an abrupt Kaeri.
Suriage Nakago has two Mekugi-ana and Bo-Hi resolves in Marudome.
Signed in the Ji at the bottom:
Bizen-no-Kuni Osafune Ju Nagayoshi (Chogi)
CHOGI(2) EI-WA: First signed NAGAKIYO or CHOSEI. Moved to HOKI. MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE CHOGI BISHU OSAFUNE CHOGI SAKU HAKUSHU JU CHOGI HOKI-no-KUNI JU CHOGI TSUNEHIRO(1) GEN-TOKU (t: CHOGI): Work from GEN-TOKU 1329 to BUN-WA 1352. O-MIDARE BA. 2nd: KOZORI. MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE TSUNEHIRO BIZEN OSAFUNE TSUNEHIRO SHIGETSUNA(1) TEI-JI (f: CHOGI): Son and student. To EI-WA 1375. MOKUME. KO-GUNOME KO-MIDARE BA. The O-EI engulfs BIZEN and the 2nd SHIGETSUNA is its convert. See O-EI BIZEN MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE SHIGETSUNA NAGATSUNA(1) KO-RYAKU (t: CHOGI): Possibly son. From TEI-JI 1362. MOKUME. NIE JI-BA in O-GUNOME with TOGARI in a NOTARE- MIDARE line. MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE NAGATSUNA NAGATSUNA(2) O-EI: MOKUME HADA with standing O-EI style BO-UTSURI. KOSHI-HIRAKI GUNOME-CHOJI BA. MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE NAGATSUNA KANESHIGE KEM-MU (t: CHOGI): Indirect student. Some say he was the brother of CHOGI. Work to TEI-JI 1362. SOSHU style. CHOJI HASU-MIDARE with SAKA-ASHI. MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE KANESHIGE BIZEN-no-KUNI JU KANESHIGE BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU KANESHIGE KANENAGA(1) TEI-JI (f: KANESHIGE): To KA-KEI 1387. Also thought possibly the son of NAGASHIGE. There are two theories: First - KANENAGA was one man working until the O-EI. Second - There were two generations, the 2nd, a CHOGI
BIZEN CHOGI - NAGAYOSHI School
Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune, wide Namboku Sugata with Chu-Kissaki.
Standing Itame Hada runs. There is thick JiNie and small Chikei throughout.
Oei-style Koshi-hiraki Gunome-Choji Midare Ba with Togari in a widely undulating Notare line.
There is Yo and Ashi exemplifying and thick Nie. Yubashiri and Tobi-yaki.
Midare-Komi Boshi to Ko-Maru turn.
O-Suriage Nakago has two Mekugi-ana.
San-Shaku Tachi - Kokuho
Kaneshige - San-Shaku Tachi Kokuho
Shinogi-Tsukuri, Maru-Mune, shallow Niku Koshizori Namboku Sugata O-Kissaki Tachi.
Futatsu-Bi to Maru-Dome.
Engraved in Omote-JI: Hoshi Ju Nikko Yamanaka Zendera Gongen Go Hozen
Ura-JI: Oei Niju Mi Ku-Gatsu Hi Fujiwara Seiki
Ko-Itame Hada has thin Ji-Nie and standing Midare-Utsuri.
Nioi-Deki and tight Nioi Chu-Sugu Ko-Midare of Ko-Choji-Midare Ba. Sunagashi runs Niju in the upper and Kinsuji arcs in the mid.
Midare-Komi Boshi to Tsuki-age.
Ubu Kurijiri has one Mekugi-ana.
Bishu Ju Kaneshige Saku