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BIZEN
BIZEN HATAKEDA




HATAKEDA blades are similar to YOSHIOKA ICHIMONJI. Not 
particularly deep KOSHIZORI with narrow SHINOGI-JI and IKUBI 
KISSAKI. In fine KO-MOKUME or ITAME with O-HADA. JUKA and KAWAZU
CHOJI-MIDARE with doubled, square-like CHOJI. SAKA-ASHI. TAMA and
TSUYU NIE. Upper may seem somewhat vacant but blades do not have
the OSAFUNE MONOUCHI.
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FUKUOKA MORICHIKA KEN-KYU 1190 to SHO-GEN 1207
    |__________________ ______________________
____|__            ____|____       ___________|___     ________
MORIIYE(1)         SANETSUNE       FUKUOKA MUNEIYE     MORIYUKI
    | JO-EI 1232   TEM-PUKU 1233    KEN-RYAKU 1211   KEN-CHO 1249
    |_____________________ _______________ _____________________
____|__                ___|_____       ___|___                  |
MORIIYE(2)             MITSUMORI       MUNEIYE(1) KEN-CHO 1249  |
    | SHO-GEN 1259     EI-NIN 1293     ___|___                  |
    |                                  MUNEIYE(2) BUN-PO 1317   |
    |________ ____________________ _________ ___________        |
____|__     _|_______     ________|____  ___|____    ___|_____  |
MORIIYE(3)  MORISHIGE(1)  Old MOTOSHIGE  MOTOZANE    MORITOSHI  |
EI-NIN 1293  | EI-NIN 1293  KA-GEN 1303  BUN-PO 1317 SHO-O 1288 |
     ________|___________________________      -brothers-       |
____|____   _|_______                 ___|____                  |
MOTOSHIGE   MORISHIGE(2) SHO-KEI 1332 MORINAGA(1) KA-REKI 1326  |
See School  _|_______                 ___|____                  |
            MORISHIGE(3) O-AN 1368    MORINAGA(2) EN-BUN 1356   |
            _|_______                                           |
            MORISHIGE(4) O-EI 1394                              |
   ________________ _______ ________ __________ ________________|
__|____         ___|___ ___|____ ___|_____  ___|___ 
IYESUKE         IYEHIDE TSUNEIYE MUNETSUNE  IYEYASU TEM-PUKU 1233 
  | BUN-EI 1264      - SHO-O 1288 -         ___|____             
__|_____                                    SANEMORI KEN-CHO 1249
SANEMORI SHO-O 1288     
  |______________ ____________
__|______     ___|____     ___|_____
MORITSUNE     MURAMORI     MUNETSUNE  
KA-GEN 1303   SHO-O 1288   SHO-WA 1312
________                      ________________  
MORIYUKI KEN-CHO 1249         HATAKEDA IYEMORI(1) GEN-TOKU 1329
___|_____                     __________|___                   
MORISHIGE SHO-O 1288          KOZORI IYEMORI(2) EN-BUN 1356    
                              __________|___                   
                              KOZORI IYEMORI(3) SHI-TOKU 1384  

MORICHIKA SHO-GEN: HATAKEDA Founding Father. ICHIMONJI MORICHIKA
           made ITAME HADA. ICHIMONJI style OBUSA GUNOME-CHOJI 
           MIDARE BA.

SANETSUNE TEM-PUKU (t: MORICHIKA, f: SANESADA): From NAOMUNE line
           smiths. Work to BUN-EI 1264.

MORIYUKI KEN-CHO: CHOJI-MIDARE BA.


MORIIYE(1) JO-EI (f: MORICHIKA): HATAKEDA Founder. Work to HO-JI
        1247. Elongated KISSAKI on FUNBARI TACHI. Standing 
        KO-ITAME with JI-NIE has strong MIDARE-UTSURI. KO-NIE and
        NIOI-DEKI CHOJI and KAWAZU CHOJI-MIDARE with ASHI, or 
        GUNOME from CHOJI BA resembling the beauty of FUKUOKA.
        Famous for TOBI and TAMA. YAKIBA may be higher in the 
        mid. Large MEI with thick strokes may seem cursive and 
        stylized. Note: MORIIYE known for strongly standing HADA.
        Look for HA-HADA when placing JO-EI 1232 BIZENTO between
        MITSUTADA, KUNIMUNE and HATAKEDA MORIIYE
 Tokubetsu Juyo Moriiye 
Hatakeda Moriiye - Juyo Bunkazai




Hatakeda Moriiye  - Juyo Bunkazai

Hatakeda Moriiye
Nagasa: 2 Shaku 2 Sun 9 Bu (69.39cm)
Sori: 5 Bu 6 Rin (1.51cm)
Moto-haba: 9 Bu 8 Rin (2.97cm)
Saki-haba: 7 Bu 2 Rin (2.18cm)
Kissaki-naga: 1 Sun 3 Bu (3.94cm)
Moto-kasane: 2 Bu 6 Rin (0.79cm)
Saki-kasane: 1 Bu 8 Rin (0.55cm)
Nakago: 5 Sun 8 Bu (17.73cm)


Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-mune of shallow Sori and Chu-Kissaki.
Ko-Itame, standing Hada with JiNie and standing Utsuri.
Choji with large standing, translucent Kawazu Choji-Midare going to Juka with Ko-Ashi and Yo. Sunagashi clings while Tobiyaki beckons between heads.
Chu-width Midare Boshi turns in Ko-Maru.
Suriage Nakago is clean with Kurijiri and one Mekugi-ana. Signed in the lower:

        Moriiye Tsukuru





Moriiye - Kokuho

Moriiye - Kokuho
Nagasa: 77.4cm
Moto-Haba: 3cm

Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, Koshizori Funbari, Ko-Kissaki.
Ko-Itame Hada has standing Midare-Utsuri.
Nioi-Fukashi Gunome Choji-Midare Ba in Ko-Nie Deki. Obusa in the mid with Tobi-Yaki. Sunagashi and Kinsuji stream through figures.
Midare-Komi Togari Boshi.
Ubu, slightly Kurijiri Nakago has two Mekugi-ana. Signed in the Ji.

        Moriiye


BIZEN HATAKEDA


BUNKAZAI MORIIYE
        NAGASA: 2 SHAKU 3 SUN                MOTO-HABA: 9.5 BU
        SORI: 5.5 BU                                        SAKI-HABA: 7 BU
        NAKAGO: 5.9 SUN

SHINOGI-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE, mid-KAMAKURA, wide TACHI SUGATA. The shallow curve and broad, powerful upper support its large IKUBI-style CHU-KISSAKI.
Running ITAME HADA sees MIDARE-UTSURI condensing in steady cascades. The upper is a low flow of GUNOME and KO-CHOJI MIDARE with occasional juts, TAMA and lonely TOBI whisper of missing KAWAZU. The YAKIBA rises in the mid as pointed peaks pull fat GUNOME into bent postures. Their ardent debate settles quickly: High standing OBUSA, KO-CHOJI and GUNOME compete while subtle SHIMA-BA tease at tops. The HABUCHI rides a CHU-width through the lower to find SUNAGASHI and KINSUJI searching the HABAKI-MOTO.
A single invection creates two large GUNOME nodules in the wide KO-MARU BOSHI. Very slight KAERI.
SURIAGE KIRI-JIRI NAKAGO has four MEKUGI-ANA and his stylized, three-character
MEI:
                                   Moriiye Tsukuru


BIZEN HATAKEDA
MORIIYE(2) SHO-GEN: NAKATSUKASA NYUDO. HATAKEDA JU. Said to have
           been a student of MORITSUNE and moved to join the 
           OSAFUNE group. His work continues to SHO-O 1288. Early
           work tunes to the time with OSAFUNE style KAWAZU CHOJI
           MIDARE BA, and with time turns to slightly undulating
           MIDARE patterns of GUNOME-CHOJI BA as was popular
           towards SHO-O - the beginning of late-KAMAKURA. 
           Signature: Small two-characters or long. CAO possible.
    MEI: MORIIYE 
         BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU MORIIYE TSUKURU 
         BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JUNIN MORIIYE TSUKURU
         BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU MORICHIKA MAGO MORIIYE (CAO)


MORIIYE EI-NIN: Work from EI-NIN to BUN-PO 1317. JI-HADA stands.
        Beautiful NIOI-DEKI GUNOME, OBUSA CHOJI mixes are seen.
        Signature is small.
    MEI: MORIIYE
         MORIIYE TSUKURU
         BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU MORIIYE

MITSUMORI EI-NIN (t: MORIIYE 1): Resembles MORIIYE's OBUSA CHOJI
        with KAWAZU. MIDARE KO-MARU BOSHI. MEI: MITSUMORI and 
        MITSUMORI TSUKURU

MORISHIGE(1) EI-NIN (f: MORIIYE 2, br: Old MOTOSHIGE): Son-in-law
        of NAGAMITSU. Father of MOTOSHIGE - see MOTOSHIGE School.
        OSAFUNE JU. Most work from KA-GEN 1303 through GEN-O 
        1319. Resembles SANENAGA. MOKUME. Undulating ASAKI-NOTARE
        KO-GUNOME HA with ASHI-IRI. Made a TANTO in the "Stooped
        shoulders" leaning GUNOME pattern. 
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE MORISHIGE
         BISHU OSAFUNE JU MORISHIGE
         BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JUNIN MORISHIGE

MORISHIGE(2) SHO-KEI: Work to RYAKU-O 1338. MORISHIGE in O-AN 
        1368, O-EI 1394, KA-KICHI 1441 and O-NIN 1467.

MORINAGA(1) KA-REKI (f: MORISHIGE 1): To SHO-HEI 1346. KO-MOKUME.
        KO-NIE KO-MIDARE BA and GUNOME-CHOJI BA, or undulating
        GUNOME HA with TOGARI. KINSUJI and SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: MORINAGA TSUKURU
         BISHU OSAFUNE JU MORINAGA
         BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU MORINAGA
         BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU MORINAGA SAKU

MORINAGA(2) EN-BUN: GUNOME-CHOJI BA.
    MEI: MORINAGA TSUKURU
         BISHU OSAFUNE JU MORINAGA SAKU 



Hatakeda Mitsumori
Nagasa: 2 Shaku 2 Sun 4 Bu (68.02cm)
Sori: 7 Bu 2 Rin (2.18cm)
Moto-haba: 8 Bu 8 Rin (2.67cm)
Saki-haba: 6 Bu 2 Rin (1.82cm)
Kissaki-naga: 9 Bu 6 Rin (2.91cm)
Moto-kasane: 2 Bu 2 Rin (0.67cm)
Saki-kasane: 1 Bu 8 Rin (0.55cm)
Nakago: 5 Sun 8 Bu (17.57cm)


Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune, Koshizori Tachi with Chu-Kissaki. Bo-Hi both sides. Kakudome on Omote.
Ko-Itame hada has standing Midare-Utsuri.
A steady march of Choji Ko-Midare with Kawazuko tadpoles. Ashi and Yo define.
Midare-Komi to Hakikake Ko-Maru Boshi.
Suriage Nakago has three Mekugi-ana. Signed in Ji at the bottom.

                Mitsumori


Hatakeda Mitsumori - Juyo Bijutsu-Hin



BIZEN HATAKEDA
IYESUKE BUN-EI (f: MORIIYE): ITAME HADA. GUNOME and KO-CHOJI 
MIDARE BA.
IYESUKE

SANEMORI SHO-O (t: MORIIYE, f: IYESUKE): YAJIRO. Born: RYAKU-NIN         1238. Work seen from BUN-EI 1264 to SHO-AN 1299.          SAKONnoSUKE and UMAnoSUKE (left and right). His style         resembles that of MORIIYE. NIOI is tightly defined.          Early work: Dynamic O-CHOJI, KAWAZU mix typical of          mid-KAMAKURA ICHIMONJI styles. Later work accrues a          uniformity, look for even height and uniform feel to          GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE HA with KO-ASHI defining. Note:          The marked addition of GUNOME figures, and a quieting          from the pronounced ICHIMONJI CHOJI patterns popularized         of KEN-CHO 1249 are a SHO-O 1288, and forward, cross          provincial sign-post. GUNOME was the new national trend.         SOSHU would soon blend it into their complex undulating          patterns. His long signature is said to be earlier.          See BUNKAZAI SANEMORI following     MEI: BIZEN-no-KUNI JUNIN UMA-no-SUKE SANEMORI TSUKURU           Later: SANEMORI TSUKURU MUNETSUNE SHO-O (f: SANEMORI): To SHO-AN 1299. Expect uniform          GUNOME-CHOJI BA with KO-ASHI.     MEI: BIZEN-no-KUNI JUNIN MUNETSUNE MUNETSUNE SHO-CHU (t: SANEMORI): From SHO-WA 1312. ITAME HADA.         GUNOME-CHOJI BA.     MEI: MUNETSUNE MORITSUNE KA-GEN (f: SANEMORI): ITAME HADA. SUGUHA, GUNOME-MIDARE         with ASHI-IRI and KO-CHOJI BA.     MEI: MORITSUNE



Moritoshi - Kokuho

Moritoshi - Kokuho
Nagasa: 77.1cm
Moto-Haba: 2.9cm

Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-mune, Koshizori and Chu-Kissaki. Niku in the Ji.
Ko-Itame Hada with Ji-Nie and standing Midare-Utsuri.
Tightly defined Chu-width Nioi-Fukashi and Ko-Nie Saka Ko-Choji Ko-Midare Ba with Ko-Ashi and Yo. Tobi-Yaki dotting the Habuchi
Togari Boshi.
Slightly Kurijiri Suriage Nakago has two Mekugi-ana. Signed in the lower:

        Moritoshi


BIZEN HATAKEDA


BUNKAZAI SANEMORI
   NAGASA: 2.5 SHAKU 5.2 SUN              MOTO-HABA: 1.1 SUN
     SORI: 1 SUN                                           SAKI-HABA: 7 BU
    NAKAGO: 6.7 SUN


SHINOGI-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE, mid to late KAMAKURA transition, KOSHIZORI TACHI. Full NIKU and wide upper hold a broad and round IKUBI CHU-KISSAKI. BO-HI falls from KO-SHINOGI into the NAKAGO. Its wide MOTO-HABA gives the broad blade, a wide FUNBARI where MIDARE-UTSURI dances over ITAME HADA through the JI. 
       
Occasional TAMA and TOBI ride the shoulders of never repeating KO-CHOJI and KO-GUNOME in a tightly defined CHU-width below the MONOUCHI. A subtle JUKA tends the rising crowd in the mid. YO cuts dimples into blocks of CHOJI that stand and stumble, while KAWAZU clings motionless. CHOJI becomes SAKA and a little slurred in the lower.

The CHU-width MIDARE-KOMI BOSHI finds KO-MARU.

A slight back-tilt below the HABAKI adjusts arc for this UBU, two MEKUGI-ANA, KURI-JIRI NAKAGO.

Signed large with thin strokes above the original ANA:
                   Sanemori Tsukuru




Sanemori - Kokuho

Sanemori Ken - Kokuho
Nagasa: 30cm
Moto-Haba: 2.9cm


Ryo-Shinogi Ken with elongated point.
Running Itame Hada has Ji-Nie and Chikei.
Sugu Ko-Gunome Ko-Midare Ba showing Ko-Ashi and Yo, Nijuba and Hotsure in Ko-Nie.
Boshi converges on the Shinogi.
Suriage Nakago has two Mekugi-ana.
    Sanemori

BIZEN HATAKEDA
TSUNEIYE SHO-O (f: MORIIYE): Founder of TSUNEIYE KOZORI Group.
        See KOZORI School. From the transition to SUE-KAMAKURA 
        SUGATA. Elongated KISSAKI, KOSHIZORI TACHI. KO-MOKUME 
        with JI-NIE and MIDARE-UTSURI. GUNOME through CHOJI-
        MIDARE BA. O-AN KOZORI TSUNEIYE is a descendant. 
        See KOZORI School 
    HATAKEDA MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE TSUNEIYE.

IYEHIDE SHO-O (f: MORIIYE): KO-ITAME HADA. GUNOME HA and KO-CHOJI
        MIDARE BA.
    MEI: BIZEN-no-KUNI IYEHIDE


MUNEIYE KA-TEI: Father of MORIIYE. KO-MIDARE of GUNOME-MIDARE HA.

MUNEIYE BUN-PO: MOKUME. Even height GUNOME-CHOJI BA.

IYEMORI(1) GEN-TOKU: KO-MIDARE BA with ASHI. 2nd to KOZORI.
    MEI: IYEMORI
         BISHU OSAFUNE JU IYEMORI



_________
MORITOSHI SHO-O 1288
___|____
MORISUKE(1) RYAKU-O 1338
___|____
MORISUKE(2) TEI-JI 1362
___|____
MORISUKE(3) EI-TOKU 1381
___|____
MORISUKE(4) O-EI 1394
___|____
MORISUKE(5) BUN-AN 1444

MORISUKE(1) RYAKU-O (f: MORITOSHI): From RYAKU-O 1338 to BUN-WA 
        1352. These are HATAKEDA descendants doing KOZORI style.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE MORISUKE
         BISHU OSAFUNE JU MORISUKE

MORISUKE(2) TEI-JI: EN-BUN 1356 to O-AN 1368. Resembles KANEMITSU
        KO-GUNOME style. Thick strokes.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE JU MORISUKE


________
MORIKIYO GEN-KYO 1321
           Starts a name and a line. His descendant works the
        O-EI, see OEI BIZEN. KO-MIDARE BA.
    MEI: MORIKIYO
         BIZEN HATAKEDA MORIKIYO 
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