OSAKA
        KUNISADA

         KUNISUKE

        TSUDA
        OSAKA TAMBA
        HIDARE MUTSU & SAKAKURA
        IKKANSHI TADATSUNA
        OSAKA ISHIDO
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Hidare Mutsu & Sakakura





OSAKA - SETTSU PROVINCE
OSAKA School
HIDARE MUTSU HIDARE MUTSU: So called from reference to the first SHINTO
generation's MUTSU-no-KAMI title and his famous HIUDARE inverted
or mirror-reverse signature. ITAME HADA. GUNOME-NOTARE O-MIDARE.
OSAKA YAKIDASHI.

              
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YAMATO TEGAI KANEYASU(1) (HIDARE "Inverted" MEI) KEI-CHO 1596
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MUTSUnoKAMI KANEYASU(2) (HIDARE-MEI invert signature) SHO-HO 1644
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________________|___                 _______________|___      | MUTSUnoKAMI KANEYASU(3) EN-PO 1673    DEWAnoKAMI KUNIYASU      | __________ ____________ _________ ______________________| ___|____  ____|____ ____|___ ____|____ IGAnoKAMI KANEMICHI  KANENAGA  KANETSUGU _________________|___ ECHIGOnoKAMI KANESADA(1) MAN-JI 1658 _________________|___ ECHIGOnoKAMI KANESADA(2) (TERUKANE) TEN-WA 1681

HIDARE KANEYASU(1) KEI-CHO: Originally frpom YAMATO. SUE-TEGAII line.
          Transferred to OSAKA in the KEI-CHO. SUNAGASHI through SUGU
MIDARE BA.

     WASHU JU OITE OSAKA KANEYASU SAKU

HIDARE KANEYASU(2) SHO-HO: MUTSUnoKAMI. OSAKA JU. One theory has him a
      student of NANKI SHIGEKUNI. MASAME HADA.
Billowing NOTARE and O-MIDARE BA.
      Some SUGUHA.

   MUTSUnoKAMI KANEYASU
   MUTSU DAIJO KANEYASU

   MUTSUnoKAMI FUJIWARA KANEYASU
   WASHU JU KANEYASU OITE OSAKA SAKU

KANEYASU(3) EN-PO (t: KANEYASU 2): DANKU-DAYU. From KAN-BUN 1661.
      First signed KANESHIGE and transferred from TAMBA and became adopted into the forge.
      He did not sign with the
invert MEI. Later transferred to MATSUMOTO in SHINANO.
      GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
   KANESHIGE

   MUTSUnoKAMI KANEYASU
   MUTSU DAIJO KANEYASU

KANESHIGE KAN-BUN (t: HIDARE KANEYASU): First signed  with the non-inverted MEI,
          then changing to an invert MEI Large, strongly defined MEI as goes the school.
      MUTSUnoKAMI KANESHIGE
      MUTSUnoKAMI KANESHIGE (HIDARE-MEI)

KANENAGA EN-PO (t: KANEYASU): Non-iverted MEI. OSAKA steel. GUNOME
          O-MIDARE BA.

    SESSHU JU KANENAGA

KANETSUGU KAN-BUN (t: KANEYASU): MONJU ROKUBEI. Originally from YAMATO. Made
        swords in YAMASHIRO. SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE BA.  WAZAMONO.
    KOTSU KANETSUGU
    MUTSUnoKAMI KANETSUGU
    SESSHU JU MONJU KANETSUGU


SAKAKURA:
     YAMATO smiths come to Osaka to study under HIDARE KANEYASU
     NASHIJI-like KO-ITAME. CHU-SUGU NIE-FUKASHI, CHOJI-
MIDARE
    ASHI-NAGA, grouped CHOJI-MIDARE with YO, CHU-SUGU GUNOME

     with ASHI, and TORAN-MIDARE with TOBI. MARU-BOSHI. OSAKA YAKIDASHI.

KANEMICHI KAN-EI (t: KANEYASU): Originally from YAMATO, transferring to OSAKA.
          GUNOME-MIDARE BA and NOTARE MIDARE BA.

       IGAnoKAMI FUJIWARA KANEMICHI

KANESADA(1) MAN-JI (t: IGAnoKAMI KANEMICHI): Originally from YAMATO.
          YAMADADAIRA DAYU. Tight OSAKA ITAME HADA. NASHIJI. SUGUHA, GUNOME-
          MIDARE and CHOJI-MIDARE BA patterns swing on uneven ASAKI-NOTARE waves.

     SESSHU JU FUJIWARA KANESADA
     ECHIGOnoKAMI FUJIWARA KANESADA

KANESADA(2) TEN-WA: First signed TERUKANE. O-GUNOME MIDARE BA, NOTARE and
          TORAN BA. Very well made swords.
     TERUKANE

     KANESADA
     SESSHU GORO TERUKANE

     ECHIGOnoKAMI KANESADA
     SAKAKURA GENNOSHIN TERUKANE


Hidare Kaneyasu - Reversed Mei

Mutsu-no-Kami Kaneyasu(3)

Mutsu-no-Kami Kaneshige - Hidare-Mei




Echigo-no-Kami

Kanesada
N
agasa: 2 Shaku 3 Sun 6 Bu (71.5cm)
Moto-Haba: 1 Sun 6 Rin (3.21cm)
Nakago: 6 Sun 9 Bu (21.06cm)


Kimura Kinichi Family Possession
Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, enenly curved with Chu-Kissaki.
Itame Hada has Ji-Nie.
Toran Ba style Gunome-Midare Ba in clear and deep Nioi-Fukashi and Ko-Nie and having deeply falling Ashi-iri. Sunagashi finds to Mid.
Sugu Ko-Maru Boshi.
Ubu
Kengyo Nakago has one Mekugi-ana. Signature in stronger strokes.
     
Echigo-no-Kami Kanesada
     Enpo Yonen Hachi Gatsu Hi





Echigo-no-Kami

Kanesada
N
agasa: 2 Shaku 3 Sun 1 Bu (70cm)
Moto-Haba: 1 Sun 5 Rin (3.18cm)
Nakago: 7 Sun 4 Bu (22.42cm)


Kamiura Kunihiro Family Possession
Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, shallow Sori, O-Kissaki.
Exceedingly tight and well made Ko-Itame Hada that runs. There is brilliant Ji-Nie.
Toran Ba with grouped O-Gunome forming Hako, box-like rises. There are Tama Jewels and Tobi. Ashi falls within and Sunagashi becomes pronounced in the mid.
Chu-Sugu Saagari Boshi has a Togari-like Ko-Maru.
Ubu
Kengyo Nakago has one Mekugi-ana. Stronger strokes for the Mei.
     
Echigo-no-Kami Kanesada
     Enpo Rokunen Hachi Gatsu Hi




































SAKAKURA GENNOSHIN
first signed
SESSHU GORO TERUKANE

A KANEYASU student, NI-DAI ECHIGOnoKAMI KANESADA makes the famous NASHIJI-like, luminescent OSAKA steel to provide for this powerful SURIAGE NAGINATA.
Deep NIE and SUNAGASHI appear on a rolling TORAN NOTARE BA HAMON pattern, for which the era and school are renowned.
This piece displays the typical OSAKA YAKIDASHI of widening SUGU with a gentle NOTARE to mark.
We are allowed origin as, having changed his name to KANESADA by KAN-BUN 6, 1666, this smith relinquished the name in favor of KANESADA(1)'s young son in EN-PO 7, 1679; signing KANESADA as retired. He begins including ECHIGOnoKAMI again with his new name, SAKAKURA GENNOSHIN TERUKANE

     Echigo-no-Kami Kanesada


















Terukane

Terukane
Nagasa: 2 Shaku 3 Sun 2 Bu (70.3cm)
Moto-Haba: 1 Sun (3.03cm)
Nakago: 6 Sun 9 Bu (20.91cm)


Takeichi Toshio Family Possession

Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, shallow Sori, strong Chu-Kissaki.
Tightly knit and defined Itame Hada that runs. There is thick Ji-Nie.
Toran Ba and Mimigata Ears form from grouped Gunome with Tobi-yaki in Nioi-Fukashi and clear, bright Ko-Nie. Sunagashi and Kinsuji attend. Osaka Yakidashi to the Moto.
Full, Fukashi Boshi to ko-Maru Kaeri.
Ubu Kengyo Nakago has one Mekugi-ana. Signature in stronger strokes.

    
Sakakura Gonnoshin Terukane
     Enpo Kyunen Hachi Gatsu Hi
























Terukane

Terukane
Nagasa: 2 Shaku 3 Sun 5 Bu (71.11cm)
Moto-Haba: 1 Sun 7 Bu  (5.15cm)
Nakago: 7 Sun 2 Bu (21.82cm)


Nakajima Yasumine Family Possession
Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, shallow Sori to elongated Chu-Kissaki.
Tight Ko-Itame Hada with thin  Ji-Nie.
Toran Ba with grouped and leaning O-Gunome in deep Nioi-Fukashi and Ko-Nie.  Ashi-iri falls while Sunagashi brushes figures.

Chu-Sugu, Ko-Maru Boshi.
Ubu Kengyo Nakago has two Mekugi-ana. Signature in bolder strokes.


    
Sakakura Gonnoshin Terukane
     Tenwa Gennen Juichi Gatsu Hi





























Echigo-no-Kami Kanesada
Nagasa: 215/8"

Sakakura Gennoshin 
Firtst signed "Terukane".
Wide Kanbun style Wakizashi. 
An exceptional Ko-Itame Ko-Mokume with running Masame in the Shinogi-ji. Ji-nie in wet steel.
Gunome Choji are grouped into mounds with sweeping Sunagashi. Kinsuji cuts into tops. Ko-Nie is very finely defined. 
Boshi has Kinsuji and Inazumi arced Hakikake. Saagari Chu-Maru to short Kaeri.
Ubu Yamagata Nakago has one Mekugi-ana.
Echigo-no-Kami Kanesada