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YAMASHIRO
YAMASHIRO HEIANJO


                     

MOKUME with MASAME. NIOI-DEKI and KO-NIE SUGUHA, KO-GUNOME MIDARE,
GUNOME O-MIDARE and MIMIGATA-like MIDARE BA in long NOTARE-NAGA.
Some KOSHIBA. Resembles ISE MURAMASA School.     
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KUNISHIGE EI-EN 987       MUNEOKA AN-GEN 1175

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       YOSHINAGA KEN-CHO 1249
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HASEBE NAGAMITSU GEN-O 1319

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HEIANJO MITSUNAGA HEIANJO Founder GEN-KYO 1321 
    |________________________ _____________ _______________
____|____                ____|____   ______|_________   ___|___
YOSHINAGA GEN-TOKU 1329  MITSUFUSA   YOSHINAGA SAEMON   SADAIYE 
____|_____________         - GEN-TOKU 1329 -       GEN-KYO 1321 
SUGAWARA NAGAYOSHI RYAKU-O 1338
    |________________________________ ___________________ 
____|____                ____________|____ -brothers- ___|____  
NAGAYOSHI(1) O-EI 1394   SUGAWARA KUNINAGA            TOMONAGA   
____|____                   EN-BUN 1356               EN-BUN 1356
NAGAYOSHI(2) KA-KICHI 1441                     __________________ 
    |_____________                             SUGAWARA YOSHINAGA 
____|____     ____|____                                 O-EI 1394
NAGAYOSHI(3)  SHIGEYASU                _________    _________   
    - BUN-MEI 1469 -                   NAGAMITSU    MITSUMUNE
      
  _______________                      O-EI 1394    MEI-TOKU 1390
  SANJO YOSHINORI BUN-MEI 1469           
___________|_________               
HEIANJO NAGAYOSHI(4) EI-SHO 1504
See SENGOKU NAGAYOSHI following


YOSHINAGA KEN-CHO: To BUN-O 1260. MOKUME with MASAME. CHU-SUGUHA
        and KO-MIDARE BA.

NAGAMITSU GEN-O (f: YOSHINAGA, t: SHINTOGO KUNIMITSU): SABURO.
        HASEBE. SUGUHA with ASHI.

MITSUNAGA GEN-KYO: HEIANJO Founder. From GEN-KYO 1321 to KA-REKI
        1326. One reference gives the priest name, KOYU NYUDO as
        a SHIKKAKE root, an influence said passed through the 
        AWATAGUCHI and RAI. RAI filtered SHIKKAKE and SENJUIN 
        blood before with HIROMURA & son. 
        Seen pieces: An 8.2 SUN UCHIZORI, MITSU-MUNE TANTO of 
        normal width and an unusual HIRA-TSUKURI OMOTE, KANMURI-
        OTOSHI URA SUGATA. 
        MOKUME HADA has JI-NIE. CHU-width ASAKI-NOTARE holds 
        GUNOME-MIDARE patterns while NIE stands in SUNAGASHI and
        HOTSURE inspects. The KANMURI piece has TSUKI-AGE style
        TOGARI from MIDARE BOSHI with a deep KAERI on the HIRA
        side and YAKIZUMI on the URA. Its HORIMONO is GOMABASHI 
        on the OMOTE and KOSHI-HI is cut into the URA. KIRI 
        YASURI.


Heianjo Nagayoshi Sasaho Yari
Nagasa: 38.5cm

A peer and equal of Sengo Muramasa and, together with Shimada Yoshisuke, Heianjo Nagayoshi formed the Triad that led the BUNGI style-wave into the Sengoku.
An expected masterful So-no-Kurikara Dragon & Ken.
Ji-Nie lays in patch-works over its streaming Shira-ke Itame that runs in waves along the length.
Complex Ko-Gunome Midare Ba rides undulating Sunagashi through Niju streams. Hotsure sprays across striating Kinsuji.
Suriage Nakago has three Mekugi-ana
Suriage Nakago has three Mekugi-ana.
Heianjo Nagayoshi Saku





YAMASHIRO HEIANJO School
YOSHINAGA GEN-TOKU (f: MITSUNAGA): NISHIKI-KOJI JU. Used CHO form]
        of NAGA.

YOSHINAGA GEN-TOKU (f: MITSUNAGA): SAEMON NYUDO. NAGA: Used YUNG
        "River."

NAGAYOSHI RYAKU-O (f: YOSHINAGA): A published TACHI places the 
        root of HEIANJO NAGAYOSHI in KYOTO. His descendants 
        flourish in O-EI. 

KUNINAGA EN-BUN (f: NAGAYOSHI, br: TOMONAGA): KYOTO SUGAWARA. 
        From  EN-BUN 1356 to KO-AN 1361. Running ITAME with 
        MASAME that stands. JI-NIE. ASAKI-NOTARE  undulating line
        holds GUNOME HA in NIE. SUNAGASHI swims under HOTSURE. 
        TOGARI pulls MIDARE-KOMI BOSHI or YAKIZUME. Simple HORI 
        of FUTASUJI twin grooves or GOMABASHI. 

TOMONAGA EN-BUN (f: NAGAYOSHI, br: KUNINAGA): KYOTO SUGAWARA.
        MOKUME with MASAME. SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE BA.

NAGAYOSHI(1) O-EI: First O-EI NAGAYOSHI's only known sword is a
        SAIHA (re-quenched).

NAGAYOSHI(2) KA-KICHI: Work found in KYO-TOKU 1452. The O-NIN War
        will soon flush the smiths from KYOTO.

NAGAYOSHI(3) BUN-MEI:  Worked from BUN-MEI 1469 to MEI-O 1492. He
        made 2 SHAKU 2 to 3 SUN SAKIZORI, CHU-KISSAKI KATANA and
        narrow, MU-SORI TANTO in standing ITAME HADA. KO-NIE and
        NIOI KO-GUNOME to GUNOME-MIDARE. The 3rd and 4th, EI-SHO
        NAGAYOSHI MEI are similar but the MEI of the 3rd will be
        lighter, somewhat smaller and angled such that horizontal
        strokes run on an upward incline to the right. 

MITSUMUNE MEI-TOKU (f: NAGAMITSU): MOKUME. SUGUHA and NOTARE BA.

YOSHINAGA O-EI: From EI-TOKU 1381. SUGAWARA. SUGU KO-ASHI and 
        KO-GUNOME MIDARE HA.

YOSHINAGA EN-TOKU: To BUN-GI 1501. One of the post O-NIN, HEIANJO
        travelers. MIKAWA and NARA found him.
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NORISADA O-EI 1394
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NORINAGA MEI-TOKU 1390
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NORINAGA KA-KICHI 1441

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NORIIYE BUN-AN 1444

NORIIYE BUN-AN: ITAME of MASAME. KO-MIDARE BA to GUNOME-MIDARE.


NAGASA: 69.4cm 
SORI: 2.0cm 
SHINOGI-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE, thin-bladed SAKI-ZORI KATANA. 
SO-no-KURIKARA "Dragon" on RENDAI HORIMONO. 
SHIRAKE ITAME HADA runs under JI-NIE. 
CHU-width ASAKI-NOTARE holds GUNOME-MIDARE BA. 
There are ASHI and YO. 
SUGU KO-MARU BOSHI. 
UBU-NAKAGO is swept back to a small KURI-JIRI, 
Triad/MURAMASA style.
     HEIANJO NAGAYOSHI





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