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YAMASHIRO


                        

YAMASHIRO DARUMA - DARUMA MASAMUNE EN-BUN 1356

DARUMA: 
KO-MOKUME with MASAME. MARU-MUNE. NOTARE-MIDARE GUNOME-TOGARI, 
long NOTARE in NIE and deep NIOI. SUGUHA with MARU-KAERI.


DARUMA 
SHIGEMITSU (MASAMUNE) BUN-WA 1352
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MASAMITSU(1) EI-TOKU 1381
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MASAMITSU(2)   HACHIYA KANESADA O-EI 1394
 (To MINO) O-EI 1394   
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SUKESADA HIROTSUGU MASATSUGU SHIGEAKI
           - O-EI 1394 -


SHIGEMITSU BUN-WA: DARUMA Founder. First signed: MASAMUNE. Lived
        in AYANOKOJI. Called DARUMA NYUDO and DARUMA MASAMUNE 
        from his earlier signature. He moved with his son, 
        MASAMITSU and students to MINO HACHIYA town. MARU-MUNE
        TACHI and 9 SUN, MU-SORI TANTO. TANTO said to resemble 
        NOBUKUNI. KO-MOKUME with MASAME. Profuse NIE in NIOI 
        SUGUHA KO-MIDARE BA or NOTARE in the SOSHU style. Also
        GUNOME-MIDARE with ASHI and HITATSURA BA.
        Note: JUYO BIJUTSU HIN has been awarded to a HIRA-TSUKURI
        KO-WAKIZASHI.
    MEI: DARUMA
         MASAMUNE 
         SHIROKAWA JU DARUMA SHIGEMITSU  


MASAMITSU(1) EI-TOKU (f: SHIGEMITSU): Buddhist name: RYOAMI. Said
        to have used CHENG "Administration" form of MASA, but no
        swords with this MEI are known. His MEI using CHENG 
        "Correctness" - walking a straight line, begins in 
        EI-TOKU 1381. Work period to O-EI 1394. He transferred to
        MINO with student, HACHIYA KANESADA, who had studied with 
KANEUJI(2). See HACHIYA.
"HACHIYA DARUMA." Maker of wide bodied KATAKIRI BA TANTO.
MASAME HADA. GUNOME HA mixes to an O-MIDARE line.
The 1st MASAMITSU has a large two-character MEI that seems
top heavy and leaning. Like RAI KUNIMITSU, our torch-bearer
is once again, the clumsy waiter. Changed his name in later
career MASAMUNE. MASA form: SEI.
MASAMITSU

 MASAMITSU(2) O-EI:  Work to SHO-CHO 1428. Transferred to MINO and         worked in MIKAWA. KANESADA(1) O-EI (t: MASAMITSU, f: SHICHIROKYUA): HACHIYA Founder.         Called HACHIYA SEKI and DARUMA SEKI. UEMONnoJO. Traveler.         Buddhist name: JOAMI. Transferred with his teacher,          MASAMITSU. Worked from the O-EI to KA-KICHI 1441.


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