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The Eight DO
GO KINAI - The Eight Roads of KOTO




SETTSU NAKAJIMA RAI School 

    KUNINAGA brought the RAI School tradition of fine MOKUME,
    in SETTSU, MOKUME with MASAME is seen. There is JI-NIE. 
    O-MIDARE, CHOJI-like GUNOME-MIDARE in KO-NIE with KINSUJI
    and SUNAGASHI. Grain is larger with 2nd generation.

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YAMASHIRO RAI KUNITOSHI School
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RAI KUNISUYE(SAGAMI JU)GEN-O1319 
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KUNINAGA(1) GEN-TOKU 1329  AWAJIBO KUNIYASU GEN-TOKU 1329
     |________________________
_____|__                  ____|____               __________ 
KUNINAGA(2) EN-BUN 1356   YOSHIKUNI O-AN 1368     SHIGETSUGU 
     |____________ ________ ________              EI-WA 1375
_____|__       ___|___ ____|____ ___|____
KUNINAGA(3)    TOMOUJI YOSHIFUSA MUNENAGA   ________           
 EI-KYO 1429         - O-EI 1394 -          KUNIYASU KO-JI 1555
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YOSHIKUNI EI-KYO 1429

KUNIYASU GEN-TOKU: His father is listed as KUNISUYE, but 
possibly a son or son-in-law of RAI KUNITOSHI. He
transferred to AWAJI-SHO from whence AWAJI RAI. There
are ZAI-MEI NAKAJIMA RAI KUNIYASU. He made a 3.5 SHAKU
 O-DACHI for the HACHIMAN Shrine.
ITAME HADA with MASAME has SUGUHA. KUNINAGA(1) GEN-TOKU (f: KUNISUYE, t: KUNITOSHI): Transferred
to SETTSU. Late KAMAKURA-style elongated KO-KISSAKI
TACHI.       Standing KO-ITAME of dense JI-NIE. HIRO-SUGU KUICHIGAI        with YO and GUNOME-CHOJI BA. YAKIBA width increases in        the MONOUCHI.  BOSHI is ICHIMAE which may be KUZURE or       CHU-MARU KAERI. See YAMASHIRO RAI. KUNINAGA(2) EN-BUN: NAKAJIMA JU. Wide HIRA-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE       KO-WAKIZASHI. Running HADA with dappled JI-NIE. KO-NOTARE       or CHU-NOTARE GUNOME HA in KO-NIE. SUNAGASHI and KINSUJI.       BOSHI: MIDARE to TOGARI-KAERI or KO-MARU. NAMBOKUCHO        style is similar to peers such as NOBUKUNI.  YOSHIKUNI O-AN (f: NAKAJIMA RAI KUNINAGA): YOSHI form: ZEN        "Goodness". Having the same name, there is published        confusion. One leaves for ECHIZEN, one is known as part        of the AWAJI RAI.     RAI YOSHIKUNI YOSHITSUNA O-EI (t: YOSHIUJI): ITAME with MASAME. SUGUHA.

Nakajimna Rai   - Forcine Collection



Rai Kuninaga

Rai Kuninaga
Nagasa: 1 Shaku 1 Sun (33.33cm)
Sori: 1 Bu (0.3cm)
Moto-haba: 1 Sun (3.03cm)
Moto-kasane: 1 Bu 8 Rin (0.55cm)
Nakago: 3 Sun 7 Bu (11.12cm)


Wide Namboku Hira-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune Dambira.
Itame Hada runs, JiNie is dappled. Tsume claws and Suken Hori and Tsume and Gomabashi on Ura.
Ko-Notare line of deep Nioi-Fukashi and Ko-Nie has Soshu style O-Midare Gunome Ba fighting inside. Ko-Ashi and Yo are washed with Sunagashi while Kinsuji runs.
Midare-Komi has a pointed Ko-maru Kaeri.
Ubu, two Mekugi-ana to rounded Kurijiri.
Signed:

        Rai Kuninaga



SETTSU
     First, RAI... 
     Following KUNINAGA and KUNIYASU,
     MUNEMITSUs' sons support RAI in their reaching travel.
                                           _____________ 
                                            RAI MUNEMITSU 
                  __________________________________|
             ____|____  - brothers -  ______________|____ 
             SHIGEKUNI EN-BUN 1356    AWAJI RAI YOSHIKUNI 
                     From YAMASHIRO    

SHIGEKUNI EN-BUN: (f: MUNEMITSU, br: RAI YOSHIKUNI): MOKUME with
        MASAME HADA. SUGUHA. AWAJI RAI.
     RAI SHIGEKUNI

YOSHIKUNI EN-BUN (f: MUNEMITSU, br: RAI SHIGEKUNI): YOSHI form:
        ZEN "Goodness". Some say he went to ECHIZEN with his 
        father and the ECHIZEN RAI movement. Others have him,
        AWAJI RAI. ITAME with MASAME HADA and RAI SUGUHA.
     RAI YOSHIKUNI


    SHI-TENNO-JI  
             YOSHIUJI(1) O-EI 1394 
    _____________|_________________________ 
___|____     ____|___                  ____|_____ 
TOMONARI     YOSHIUJI(2) EI-KYO 1429   YOSHITSUNA(1) O-EI 1394
(TOMOUJI)    ____|___                  ____|_____ 
TEI-JI 1362  YOSHIUJI(3) BUN-MEI 1469  YOSHITSUNA(2) KAN-SHO 1460
    ___________________________________
   (YAMASHIRO HASEBE KUNINOBU of BUN-WA)
             __________|_____            
             HASEBE KUNISHIGE(3)   
          SHI-TENNO-JI  O-EI 1394 
        See YAMASHIRO HASEBE School

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TOMOTSUNA(1) O-AN 1368
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TOMOTSUNA(2) O-EI 1394

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TADAHIRO BUN-MEI 1469 
Rai Kuninaga

Rai Kuninaga
Nagasa: 30.6cm
Moto-haba: 2.97cm
Moto-kasane: 0.515cm
Nakago: 9cm


Hira-Tsukuri, Mitsu-Mune, wide Dambira. Single Bonji on both sides.
Standing Itame Hada has Mokume in which Chikei is seen.
A fairly straight-running Ko-Notare Ba has Ashi-iri and prominent Uchinoke.
Jizo style Boshi turns from Ko-Maru at the head to a long Kaeri where Sunagashi and Kinsuji draw the line along the Mune.
Ubu Nakago has two Mekugi-ana and Gold Lacquer Shumei:

    Nakajima Rai





Rai Kuninaga - Kokuho

Rai Kuninaga - Kokuho
Nagasa: 79.3cm
Moto-Haba: 2.9cm


Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, elongated Chu-Kissaki.
Itame Hada of clear Jigane with profuse Ji-Nie.
Asaki-Notare Nie-Deki Chu-Suguha has Ashi-iri and rises in the upper with Sunagashi and Nie Hotsure. Kuichigaiba is developed along the Habuchi.
Ichimae Boshi is Nie Kuzure.
Suriage Kirijiri Nakago has three Mekugi-ana.
    Rai Kuninaga


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