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BIZEN CHOGI School - NAGASHIGE 

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__|__       - brothers -      ____|____  
CHOGI(1)                      NAGASHIGE(1) TEI-WA 1345
    ______________________________|_____________
___|_____                     ____|____      ___|____
NAGAYOSHI TEI-JI 1362         NAGASHIGE(2)   YASUHIDE TEI-JI 1362
   |____________ __________   EN-BUN 1356    ___|____
___|____     ___|____   ___|____             YASUNARI EI-WA 1375
KORESUKE     YASUNARI   YASUNOBU             ___|____
TEI-JI 1362  O-EI 1394  EI-KYO 1429          YASUNAGA O-EI 1394

NAGASHIGE TEI-WA (f: MITSUNAGA, br: CHOGI): From KEM-MU 1334.
        Also signed NAOFUSA. Made TACHI and TANTO said to 
        resemble SANENAGA which in turn creates a theory that 
        SANENAGA was the grandfather. His style is also said 
        similar to FUKUOKA SABEI-JO NAGANORI, another possible 
        relative advanced. Once thought another signature of 
        CHOGI, NAGASHIGE's wholly BIZEN style has proved him the
        brother. His NIE is considered absorbed from CHOGI rather
        than as a product of study with MASAMUNE. Also study of 
        NAGASHIGE's steel proves his work BIZENTO. His SOSHU-
        style TANTO are considered his specialty and arise from 
        the SOSHU popularity and his association with his 
        brother. Date theories have been confidently resolved 
        with study of extant TACHI, placing KEM-MU. 
-TACHI: BIZEN style narrow TACHI. Expect HOSO-width KO-GUNOME to
        GUNOME-CHOJI KO-MIDARE with ASHI-IRI. 
-TANTO: SOSHU style wide HIRA-TSUKURI, MITSU-MUNE, thin KASANE. 
        MOKUME with CHIKEI where the HADA runs. JI-NIE. ARA-NIE 
        in clear NIOI KO-GUNOME of KO-ASHI appears on an ASAKI 
        KO-NOTARE undulation. KINSUJI and SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE JU NAGASHIGE
         BISHU OSAFUNE JU NAGASHIGE SAKU
         BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU NAGASHIGE SAKU

NAGAYOSHI TEI-JI (t: CHOGI, f: NAGASHIGE): YOSHI form: KICHI. 
           ITAME HADA. GUNOME HA swings in a NOTARE roll. Also 
           said to have signed KOREYOSHI although the dates are
questionable.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE NAGAYOSHI
         BISHU OSAFUNE JU NAGAYOSHI

KORESUKE TEI-JI (t: KOREYOSHI): TANTOTA. GUNOME-CHOJI BA with
        ASHI-IRI.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE KORESUKE
         BISHU OSAFUNE JU KORESUKE

YASUHIDE TEI-JI (f: NAGASHIGE): From TEI-JI to EI-WA 1375. 

YASUNARI EI-WA (f: YASUHIDE): Another YASUNARI claimed as son of
        NAGAYOSHI (YOSHI: KICHI).

YASUNAGA O-EI (t: YASUTAKA, f: YASUNARI): Also signed in KAN-SHO.































BIZEN CHOGI School - NAGASHIGE

KOKUHO NAGASHIGE TANTO              National Treasure
        NAGASA: 8.6 SUN                        MOTO-HABA: 8 BU
          SORI: UCHIZORI                     MOTO-KASANE: 2 BU
        NAKAGO: 3.7 SUN

        Acquired and kept by the HONAMI.
        HIRA-TSUKURI, MITSU-MUNE, wide TANTO. MOKUME HADA has 
        JI-NIE. JI-BA and NIE of exquisite beauty enhance this 
        unmistakable SOSHU style YAKIBA. Elongated and grouped 
        GUNOME poke up through a NIOI floor of KINSUJI and 
SUNAGASHI striations. - Round GUNOME sit with venerable
peaks.
MIDARE URA-BOSHI finds TOGARI head; while a deep
OMOTE BOSHI runs NIOI and SUNAGASHI together to straddle
a long KAERI running down the MUNE.
KURI-JIRI, UBU-NAKAGO has one, multi-bored MEKUGI-ANA
and is signed on the OMOTE:
BISHU OSAFUNE JU NAGASHIGE


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