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The Eight DO

HOKURIKUDO
- The Eight Roads of KOTO




NOTO 

NAGATOSHI MEI-TOKU 1390
          KOYAMA SEKI. Also in MINO. From EI-WA 1375 to the OEI.
        MOKUME with MASAME HADA. SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
     NAGATOSHI

KUNINAGA EI-KYO 1429
          From the O-EI 1394 to the BUN-MEI starting in 1469.
     KUNINAGA SAKU
     NOSHU RYUSHI KUNINAGA
     NOSHU RYUSHI JU KUNINAGA

KANENAGA EI-KYO: From the O-EI to the BUN-MEI in the 1470s.
        NAMBOKUCHO HOKURIKU is SOSHU and RAI pouring from YAMATO
        roots and YAMASHIRO roots. The MUROMACHI grew and 
        solidified after the O-EI faded away. 
     KUNINAGA SAKU
     NOSHU RYUSHI KUNINAGA
     NOSHU RYUSHI JU KUNINAGA
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SHIGEKUNI BUN-MEI 1469
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SADAHIRO(1) EI-SHO 1504
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SADAHIRO(2) 


NOTO SHIGEKUNI BUN-MEI (t: YAMAMURA NOBUKUNI): Confusion marks 
        this path. One view talks about three generations of 
        SHIGEKUNI, the son of ETCHU NORISHIGE's son studies with
        SANEKAGE. The 3rd studies with YAMAMURA NOBUKUNI and the
        4th is NOTO. However SHIGEKUNI is a mysterious figure,
        appearing at different times and different places along
        the HOKURIKUDO. A SHIGEKUNI MEI should draw the attention
        to the blade in hand. Its style will show its school. 
        There was a little known prerogative for the great names 
        to go incognito, traveling in secret.

        Conservative and RAI, you'll see somewhat complex SUGU 
        KO-MIDARE BA. RAI asks for SUGU. Time runs from NORISHIGE
        through SANEKAGE, RAI FUJISHIMA, UDA and YAMAMURA 
        environments.
     RYUSHU SHIGEKUNI 
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