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YAMASHIRO
YAMASHIRO SANJO
                    HEIANJO School


                     
YAMASHIRO HEIANJO - SENGOKU NAGAYOSHI From SANJO YOSHINORI
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  SANJO YOSHINORI(1) O-CHO 1311  -  See SANJO
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  SANJO YOSHINORI(2) KEM-MU 1334   YOSHIHIRO GEN-TOKU 1329
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  SANJO YOSHINORI(3) TEI-JI 1362 to EI-TOKU 1381 
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  SANJO YOSHINORI(4)  YOSHIMORI     YOSHITSUGU(1)  YOSHIHIRO     
            | - O-EI 1394 -             |  - O-AN 1368 -         
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  SANJO YOSHINORI(5) KYO-TOKU 1452  ____|_____     ____|_____    
  __________|____                   YOSHITSUGU(2)  SHIGETSUGU    
  SANJO YOSHINORI(6) BUN-MEI 1469    EI-KYO 1429   KA-KICHI 1441 
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____________|____                 ___|____   __________                    HEIANJO NAGAYOSHI(4) EI-SHO 1504 YORIHISA BUNGI 1501 YOSHITSUGU(3)         ____|____                  See KURAMA SEKI         YOSHINAGA TEN-MON 1532     YOSHINORI(4) O-EI: SANJO. MOKUME HADA. SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE BA. YOSHINORI(5) KYO-TOKU (f: YOSHINORI): HO-TOKU to CHO-ROKU 1457. YOSHINORI(6) BUN-MEI: Work to EN-TOKU 1489. One of many escapees         from the rubble of the O-NIN War. Found work in IZUMI and         ECHIZEN. Made TACHI, KATANA, TANTO and mostly WAKIZASHI.         Standing MOKUME HADA with MASAME has JI-NIE. CHU-width          KO-NIE FUKASHI KO-CHOJI KO-MIDARE, KO-GUNOME, GUNOME-         MIDARE BA, HITATSURA and YAHAZU "Arrow" forms. HI and          KEN, KURIKARA "Dragon" HORIMONO and BONJI. Long          signatures on FUNAZOKO-GATA "Boat-bottom" NAKAGO.
A member of the BUNGI Triad   See MURAMASA & YOSHISUKE
NAGAYOSHI EI-SHO (f: YOSHINORI): Work begins in BUN-GI 1501.
Famous for large KOSHIBA. Can be YAHAZU-MIDARE BA and 
        HAKO-NOTARE BA, SENGO style. O-GUNOME MIDARE. May appear
        as rounded O-GUNOME grouped on a CHU-SUGU line. NAKAGO 
        has the SENGO swelled belly to HA-side raised KURIJIRI.
        Many of the NAGA character of the 4th will seem halting.
        The horizontal bar of the NAGA and YOSHI tend to have 
        ends where the right side is pointed down and the left,
        up. HEIANJO starts with MITSUNAGA's line creating 
        foundations from which the SUGAWARA smiths take their 
        place in O-EI. The O-NIN disintegrates YAMASHIRO as proud
        smiths keep their name through exile, spawning the 
        eventual travels of NAGAYOSHI. BUN-GI is a forest of 
        SENGOKU competitors finding main players such as SENGO 
        MURAMASA, the SOSHU and SEKI, SHIMADA YOSHISUKE and 
        HEIANJO NAGAYOSHI.
This SENGOKU traveler worked in MIKAWA, is thought to
have apprenticed under MURAMASA in ISE, and learned 
the art of HORIMONO at ODAWARA town in SAGAMI. 
- SENGO HAMON pattern with SOSHU HORI. 
TANTO are many. 9 SUN SAKI-ZORI or slightly curved 
and thick  6 to 7 SUN KAIKEN (dagger).
 
BUNGI Triad

YORIHISA
BUNGI (f: SANJO YOSHINORI): KYO smith. Wars and troubles
beset KYOTO and her smiths. Yorihisa left to work in IZUMI.
Made HOSO-SUGUHA and more complex HAMON.

YORIHISA SAKU
SANJO YOSHINORI-SHI YORIHISA SAKU

Sanjo Yorihisa Katateuchi

Sanjo Yorihisa Katateuchi
Nagasa: 24 3/16' (61.5cm)
Moto-haba; 1 5/32' (2.95cm)
Nakago: 4 5/8" (11.8cm)
Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune Katateuchi.
Mokume, Itame mix.
Gunome-midare Ko-Choji separating Choji-like O-Midare peaks in deep Nie and Nioi-Fukashi. Running Sunagashi pulls Nie Hakikake and Yubashiri into Sanju strings. Kinsuji throughout. Nie Muneyaki descends.
Midare Boshi with Kinsuji and Yubashiri.
Ubu, two Mekugi-ana.

         Yorihisa





Sanjo Yoshinori Tachi - Kokuho

Sanjo Yoshinori Tachi - Kokuho
Nagasa:75.8cm
Moto-Haba: 2.9cm

Long Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, Ko-Kissaki Tachi.
Bo-Hi runs the length and resolves in Maru-Dome, deep in the Nakago.
Standing Mokume Hada that runs. Ji-Nie.
Evenly set Ko-Nie Ko-Choji Midare Togari Ba has Ashi-iri. Hamon widens in the Monouchi where Tobi-Yaki are developed.
Midare-Komi Boshi of thick Nie Hakikake.
Suriage Nakago has one Mekugi-ana. Signed in the Ji at the bottom.

  Yoshinori




YAMASHIRO HEIANJO - From SANJO YOSHINORI
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SANJO FUSE YOSHINAGA EI-SHO 1504

YOSHITSUGU(1) O-AN (t: NOBUKUNI, f: YOSHIHIRO): SANJO YOSHITSUGU. 
           YOSHINORI line smith said to be a pupil of NOBUKUNI. 
           Worked at the gate of KURAMA-DERA Temple to O-EI 1394. 
           MOKUME HADA. SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE BA.

YOSHITSUGU(2) EI-KYO: SANJO YOSHITSUGU group at KURAMA-DERA. 
           MOKUME. SUGUHA with ASHI and GUNOME-MIDARE. The O-NIN 
           War scatters KYO smiths. YOSHITSUGU(3) MEI-O champions 
           MINO style for KURAMA. See YAMASHIRO KURAMA SEKI
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YOSHIMITSU KO-SHO 1455:  MOKUME HADA. GUNOME-MIDARE KO-MIDARE HA.
           Signed: NOBUKUNI YOSHIMITSU SAKU. HEIANJO YOSHIMITSU. 
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SANJO YOSHIFUSA O-EI 1394             SANJO MUNECHIKA KEM-MU 1334
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FUSAYOSHI O-EI 1394                   SANJO MUNECHIKA O-EI 1394
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YOSHIFUSA BUN-MEI 1469
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YOSHIFUSA(2) To IZUMI EI-SHO 1504   FUSAYASU 
    |________________________        EI-SHO 1504
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YOSHIFUSA TEN-MON 1532   FUSAYOSHI
____|____                 TEN-MON 1532
YOSHIFUSA GEN-KI 1570

YOSHIFUSA BUN-MEI:   Post O-NIN HEIANJO.  KO-NIE and defined NIOI 
           GUNOME-MIDARE HA.

YOSHIFUSA EI-SHO: In IZUMI - KYO-ROKU 1528. OITE IZUMI KUNI SAKU.

YOSHIFUSA GEN-KI: ITAME. SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE BA.
_________ _________ _________ ________ 
MUNEYOSHI NORIMITSU NORIYOSHI SUKENORI 
           - BUN-MEI 1469 -         _________ _________ _________
                                    MASASHIGE MUNETSUGU MUNEMITSU
                                           - BUN-MEI 1469 -

NORIYOSHI BUN-MEI: MOKUME with MASAME. KO-MIDARE BA.

MUNEYOSHI BUN-MEI: SANJO MUNEYOSHI. MOKUME with MASAME. SUGUHA or
        KO-MIDARE BA in a NOTARE roll.
     _________ _________ ________ ________      _________
     NOBUYOSHI YUKISHIGE NOBUSADA KAGEHIRO      KANETSUGU
                 - EI-SHO 1504 -               TAI-EI 1521

YUKISHIGE EI-SHO: MOKUME with MASAME. SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE BA.
   _________ ________       _________           ________
   NOBUYOSHI NOBUSADA       NORISHIGE           KAGEHIRO
    - TEN-MON 1532 -       TEN-SHO 1573       BUN-ROKU 1592 


Hosokawa Yoshinori Sasaho O-Yari
NAGASA: 38.6cm, 2 MEKUGI-ANA, 46cm UBU NAKAGO.

A tag shows this SASAHO was a holding of the Hosokawa as
only the Hosokawa used the unique form of "BU".
An arrow-point battle scar resides in the HABAKI-MOTO.
Shinning JI-NIE evenly veils moist YAMASHIRO steel.
Seen
as unusual YAMASHIRO work, the knit HADA and luminescent steel have been noted as rare. 
SUGU KO-MIDARE HOTSURE BA in fine KO-NIE shows KINSUJI in SUNAGASHI which pulls NIJUBA throughout.
                   Signed
SANJO YOSHINORI

Sanjo Yoshinori Sasaho O-Yari


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