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BIZEN
1st SUKEFUSA - FUKUOKA





Yoshifusa
 Courtesy Joe Forcine - Steve Velasquez

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                                           TSUNETO GEN-RYAKU 1184
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SUKEFUSA KEN-RYAKU 1184                    TOCHIKA SHO-KYU 1219  
   |________________________ _____________________________
___|_____               ____|____                     ____|____
YOSHIFUSA(1)            YOSHIKANE(1) SHO-KYU 1219     TAMETOSHI 
   |  SHO-GEN 1207          |______________ ___________  KAN-KI 1229
___|____                ____|____                   ___|____ 
NORIFUSA(1) TEI-O 1222  YOSHIKANE(2) SHO-GEN 1259   SUKENAGA
| ____|____ KAN-GEN 1243 | SUKESHIGE EI-NIN 1293
   |_____________ ____________________________   ___|____     ____|____                     ___|____  NORIFUSA(2)  SANETOSHI(1) BUN-RYAKU 1234   NORIKANE    KEN-CHO 1249     |____________             KAN-KI 1229    _________   ____|____     ___|_____     SADATSUGU   SANETOSHI(2)  SADATOSHI BUN-EI 1264        - BUN-EI 1264 - __________|_____________ ____________                 ______|__     ___|_____     ___|____     ___|____               SADATOSHI     SADAYOSHI     SADAMOTO     SADANORI               BUN-PO 1317   KEN-JI 1275   SHO-O 1288   SHO-WA 1312  SUKEFUSA(1) GEN-RYAKU: FUKUOKA ICHIMONJI. Born: DAI-JI 3, 1128,         died: KEN-KYU 7, 1196. Early KAMAKURA SUGATA shows          standing KO-ITAME with JI-NIE. NIE of varying size paint         KO-MIDARE line of KO-CHOJI MIDARE BA. YOSHIFUSA(1) SHO-GEN (t: NAOMUNE, f: SUKEFUSA): Twenty-four GOBAN         - 6th month. KO-ITAME HADA. SAKA-CHOJI, CHOJI and KAWAZU         CHOJI-MIDARE with SAKA-ASHI. Look for YAKIDASHI.
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NORIFUSA TEI-O (f: YOSHIFUSA): Followed NORITAKA, SENOO KAJI          founder to BITCHU and started the KATAYAMA ICHIMONJI.          First period work will appear like his father's famous          OBUSA CHOJI-MIDARE, which became the icon of FUKUOKA         KEN-CHO ICHIMONJI BIZEN. This he brought the short          distance from FUKUOKA to KATAYAMA, BITCHU. Swords will         show strong UTSURI-MIDARE and SAKA-CHOJI BA.          Note: Definer is older style. See BITCHU KATAYAMA
 Tokubetsu Juyo Norifusa 
TAMETOSHI KANKI 1229 (t: SUKEFUSA): TOSHI form: RI. From the
beginnings of the ICHIMONJI formations. Swords are extremely
rare.
TAMETOSHI

SANETOSHI BUN-RYAKU (t: NORIFUSA, f: KO-BIZEN SANETOSHI): From         BUN-RYAKU to BUN-O 1260. TAKATSU UMAnoSUKE. Believed          adopted by NORIFUSA, SANETOSHI followed him to KATAYAMA          in BITCHU. MOKUME with JI-NIE. KO-NIE KO-CHOJI MIDARE.         See KATAYAMA ICHIMONJI in BITCHU      SANETOSHI      BIZENnoKUNI OSAFUNE SANETOSHI TSUKURU      BITCHU KATAYAMA JU SANETOSHI SANETOSHI(2) BUN-EI: OSAFUNE JU. Continued the zeal for KO-BIZEN         SUGATA style. O-MIDARE (widely varying) mix of KO-CHOJI          and GUNOME-CHOJI rises in harmony with mid-KAMAKURA          OSAFUNE creations. 2nd: SANETOSHI TSUKURU.       BIZENnoKUNI OSAFUNE JU SANETOSHI TSUKUR


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Kokuho Yoshifusa

Yoshifusa - Kokuho  Tokugawa Family Possession
Nagasa: 74cm
Moto-Haba: 3.2cm

Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune Funbari Tachi.
Bo-Hi runs the length while Koshihi resides in the Shinogi-Ji of the Lower.
Ko-Itame Hada with strongly standing Midare-Utsuri.
Juka O-Choji-Midare Ba of deep Nioi-Fukashi and Ashi-iri.
Yaki-Otoshi.
Asaku Midare-Komi Boshi.

Ubu Haagari Kurijiri Nakago has three Mekugi-ana, one is filled.
   Yoshifusa


Kokuho Yoshifusa

Yoshifusa - Kokuho
Nagasa: 72.6cm
Moto-Haba: 2.8cm

Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, narrow Tachi Sugata of Hira-Niku.
Bo-Hi runs the length while Koshihi resides in the Shinogi-Ji of the Lower.
Ko-Itame Hada with Mokume mixed has thin Ji-Nie and standing Midare-Utsuri.
Juka and Daibo Choji-Midare Ba of deep Mura-Nie and Nioi-Fukashi with Ashi-iri and Yo. Sunagashi cuts through figures.
Hakikake Boshi to Ko-Maru Kaeri.
Suriage Haagari Kurijiri Nakago has four Mekugi-ana, three cluster at the Jiri. The Nakago was cleaned above the Mei when it was last altered for remaining Ana. Signed in the mid.
   Yoshifusa






























Tametoshi

Goto Museum
Tametoshi
Nagasa: 75.2cm

Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, Koshizori Tachi. Gently Shinogi-taka and to an elongated Ko-Kissaki.
Generally low and Chu-width Choji and Ko-Choji Midare mix in Ko-Nie that is not high-reaching, in concert with the early Kamakura transition before the Ken-Cho extravagance.
Suriage Nakago has three Mekugi-ana and signed at the bottom:

     Tametoshi



Bunkazai Sanetoshi
 See SANETOSHI in BITCHU
NAGASA: 2 SHAKU 6.5 SUN
SORI: 9 BU
NAKAGO: 6.3 SUN
MOTO-HABA: 1 SUN
SAKI-HABA: 6.5 BU
The JUHO treasure sword of the SHIMAZU; whose lucky matriarch escaped the jealous MASAKO to create her house with the birth, in faraway KYUSHU, of YORITOMO's child. 
The sister of YORITOMO's partner HIKI YOSHIKAZU, her baby received the name TADAHISA.
When grown, he ventured with his father to MUTSU. Named governor of SATSUMA, TADAHISA took HYUGA and OSUMI and built his HYUGA castle at SHIMAZU - which lent them its name.

His uncle, YOSHIKAZU, lost the bid for grandson, MINAMOTO ICHIMAN and burned in the crush of HOJO TOKIMASA and his ruthless daughter, the AMA-SHOGUN, MASAKO.
Sword of Hojo Tokimasa


She would have SANETOMO as SHOGUN and stamp the insistent HIKI blood from her line and her game, that third year of KEN-NIN, - 1203. 
See YAMASHIRO - KYOTO for the political dance of MASAKO and the HOJO.




SHINOGI-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE, deeply curved KOSHIZORI, FUNBARI TACHI.
A serene KO-BIZEN style, the elongated KISSAKI  whispers its MEI: BUN-EI OSAFUNE. 

MIDARE-UTSURI swims over ITAME HADA. 

Tightly defined NIOI pencils a complex GUNOME-CHOJI BA through the mid where huge boulders and mishappen growths guard a crowd of silent gravestones laying peacefully below the MONOUCHI. YO provides weathering for quiet faces. 
Spent figures unwind in a ripple as a short YAKIDASHI slips under an UTSURI flare. 

Gently NIJU BOSHI has SUGU fencing a NOTARE undulation. An abrupt turn takes a medium fall. 

UBU KURI-JIRI NAKAGO has three MEKUGI-ANA and is signed on the SHINOGI.

         TACHI OMOTE:
                          Thick strokes:  SANETOSHI TSUKURU
                      URA:      BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE

This piece confirms, for scholarship, the career of the 2nd SANETOSHI.





Sukeshige - Kokuho

Sukeshige - Kokuho
Nagasa: 70.1cm
Moto-Haba: 2.8cm


Einin Sukeshige. We see Saka Choji - nearing the Osafune Kagemitsu time.
Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, Koshizori Tachi with elongated Chu-Kissaki.
Itame Hada with standing Midare-Utsuri.
Chu-Sugu Saka Ko-Choji-Midare with Ko-Ashi and Yo in tight Nioi. Figures break into Shimaba in the upper.
Asaku Midare-Komi Boshi
Suriage Kurijiri Nakago has two Mekugi-ana. Signature at the bottom.
    Sukeshige

FUKUOKA SUKEFUSA Group
SADATOSHI BUN-EI (f: SANETOSHI): FUKUOKA JU. ITAME. NIOI-FUKASHI 
           KO-CHOJI MIDARE to CHOJI-MIDARE BA.

SADATOSHI BUN-PO (f: SADATOSHI): TOSHI: HOU, Trailing Footsteps.

SADAYOSHI KEN-JI (f: SADATOSHI): Work to KA-GEN 1303. MOKUME HADA. 
           KO-MIDARE BA to KO-CHOJI BA.

SADAMOTO SHO-O (f: SADATOSHI): ITAME. NIOI-FUKASHI CHOJI BA.

SADATSUGU BUN-EI: To KATAYAMA. ITAME HADA. NIOI-FUKASHI KO-CHOJI
        MIDARE BA.

NORIKANE KAN-KI (f: SUKEFUSA): KATAYAMA ICHIMONJI. MANJUSHO JU.
        SAKONTARO. Joined NORIFUSA in BITCHU. Expect to see 
        mid-KAMAKURA KEN-CHO SUGATA - wide upper with 
        IKUBI-KISSAKI. KO-ITAME has standing UTSURI. 
        Mid-KAMAKURA, ICHIMONJI style CHOJI-MIDARE with ASHI and
        KINSUJI. Definition of NIOI is clear. BITCHU: KEN-CHO 
        1249, find O-CHOJI SAKA-ASHI. See BITCHU.

SHIGETSUNE KEN-CHO: KO-BIZEN line smith and is associated with 
        the BITCHU AOE migration. ITAME HADA has JI-NIE. KO-NIE,
        evenly set KO-CHOJI with ASHI. KIJI-MOMO NAKAGO with 
        small, thick stroked, three-character MEI near the MUNE
        above the ANA: SHIGETSUNE SAKU

NORITSUNA KEN-CHO: Standing ITAME HADA shows NIE JI-BA. KO-NIE
        KO-MIDARE of KO-CHOJI has KINSUJI and SUNAGASHI. MIDARE
        BOSHI has short turnback. NIE shows the likelihood of his
        referred origins from KO-BIZEN to FUKUOKA ICHIMONJI 
        School.

YOSHIKANE(1) SHO-KYU (t: SUKEKANE, f: SUKEFUSA): SAKON SHOGEN.
        SUKEFUSA and YOSHIFUSA are brothers. There are ZAI-MEI 
        extant. He is ranked among the highest of the ICHIMONJI.
        ITAME HADA. NIOI KO-CHOJI MIDARE BA. 
 Tokubetsu Juyo Yoshikane 

SUKESHIGE EI-NIN (f: YOSHIKANE): SHIGE form: JU. ITAME HADA with
MIDARE-UTSURI. GUNOME-MIDARE, GUNOME CHOJI-MIDARE BA.
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