YAMASHIRO DARUMA - DARUMA MASAMUNE EN-BUN 1356
KO-MOKUME with MASAME. MARU-MUNE. NOTARE-MIDARE GUNOME-TOGARI,
long NOTARE in NIE and deep NIOI. SUGUHA with MARU-KAERI.
SHIGEMITSU (MASAMUNE) BUN-WA 1352
MASAMITSU(1) EI-TOKU 1381
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
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(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.