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The Eight DO

HOKURIKUDO
- The Eight Roads of KOTO



ECHIGO YAMAMURA School 

           YAMAMURA: MOKUME with MASAME. SUGUHA, GUNOME-MIDARE or
                     NOTARE-MIDARE. HORIMONO. BIZEN-style MIDARE.

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YAMASHIRO NOBUKUNI                       
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MASANOBU(1) TEI-JI 1362                   
   |_____________ ________________________ ____________
___|____     ____|____                 ___|____     ___|____  
MASANOBU(2)  NOBUSHIGE O-EI 1394       YASUNOBU(1)  YASUYUKI
EI-WA 1375   ____|____                    | - O-EI 1394 - 
             SHIGENOBU EI-KYO 1429        |
             ____|____                    |
             MASASHIGE BUN-MEI 1469       |
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 KAGA NOBUNAGA    NOBUKUNI O-AN 1368   YASUNOBU(2) KYO-TOKU 1452
      O-EI 1394   ___|____ MASANOBU    ___|____     
                  NOBUMASA O-EI 1394   YASUNOBU EI-SHO 1504  
                                       ___________________  
_________                              FUJISHIMA YUKIMITSU (KAGA)
SHIGEHARU SHO-CHO 1428                    ___________|           
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NOTO SHIGEKUNI                ECHIGO MASASHIGE   YUKIMITSU       
  BUN-MEI 1469                         - TEN-MON 1532 -          

NORISHIGE(2) TEI-JI (t: GO YOSHIHIRO): ETCHU NORISHIGE was father 
          and also teacher. His YAKIBA is KO-MIDARE BA in NIE.
    MEI: ECHIGO-no-KUNI JU NORISHIGE

MASANOBU(1) TEI-JI (t: KYO NOBUKUNI): There are several stories
        in contest. Summoned from YAMASHIRO by the Lord of 
        YAMAMURA, he changed his name in late life to NOBUKUNI.
        Another says he was the Lord of the Manner and required
        the visit of the famous KYO smith to tutor, still another
        says KYO NOBUKUNI came on invitation and changed his name.
        He carries the YAMAMURA "Mountain Village" name. Made 
        HIRA-TSUKURI, normal width TANTO.
        Running "Dark" ITAME with JI-NIE. KO-NIE SUGUHA and 
        KO-GUNOME MIDARE BA of KO-NOTARE placing the line. 
        Defined NIOI and ARA-NIE.
     MASANOBU
     MASANOBU SAKU
     NOBUKUNI (Later)

MASANOBU(2) EI-WA: First signed YASUKUNI. In late life, NOBUKUNI.
        His steel is light ITAME that stands. SUGU-HOTSURE BA 
        that is uneven.GUNOME-MIDARE in clear NIOI. SUNAGASHI 
        and KINSUJI in the line. O-EI dates are expected.
    MEI: 1st MEI: YASUKUNI
         2nd MEI: MASANOBU
         3rd MEI: NOBUKUNI

ECHIGO YAMAMURA School 

YASUNOBU(1) O-EI (f: MASANOBU): OEI-style KATANA and WAKIZASHI.
        Check for MITSUMUNE. Running ITAME with MASAME shows
        JI-NIE. KO-GUNOME or KOSHI-HIRAKI GUNOME-MIDARE BA has
        thick MURA-NIE and SUNAGASHI through standing HA-HADA.
        CHU-SUGU YAKI-KUZURE BA with HOTSURE or TOGARI-MIDARE.
        KO-MARU or TOGARI BOSHI can be HAKIKAKE with deep KAERI.
        TANAGO NAKAGO with KIRI YASURI.
    MEI: YASUNOBU
         YAMAMURA YASUNOBU


YASUNOBU(2) KYO-TOKU:Wide, HIRA-TSUKURI SAKI-ZORI KO-WAKIZASHI.
        Standing MOKUME with MASAME running. GUNOME-MIDARE with
        SUNAGASHI and occasional TOGARI pushing through MURA-NIE.
        One theory has him living in ETCHU and moving to 
        NONOICHI, the long seated TOGASHI governorship in KAGA.
    MEI: YASUNOBU
         YAMAMURA YASUNOBU


NOTO SHIGEKUNI BUN-MEI (t: YAMAMURA NOBUKUNI): Some confusion 
        runs along. We have SHIGEKUNI, son of ETCHU NORISHIGE, 
        his son studies with SANEKAGE, the 3rd generation studies
        with YAMAMURA NOBUKUNI and 4th is seen in NOTO. See NOTO.
        Conservative and RAI, you'll see somewhat complex SUGU 
        KO-MIDARE BA. RAI asks for SUGU. We're going to run from
        NORISHIGE through SANEKAGE, RAI FUJISHIMA, UDA and 
        YAMAMURA environments.
     RYUSHU SHIGEKUNI 
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