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The Eight DO

HOKURIKUDO
- The Eight Roads of KOTO




ECHIZEN - CHIYOZURU KUNIYASU School 

CHIYOZURU Group: ITAME with MASAME mixed. JI-NIE. RAI influence
falls with the NAMBOKUCHO to the teachings of KAGA SANEKAGE. 
Therefore, possibly the earlier SUGU-MIDARE BA with valleys but 
usual theme is based on GUNOME-MIDARE SUNAGASHI. 4th MORIHIRO 
becomes more elaborate with GUNOME O-MIDARE TOBI and SUNAGASHI. 

                 TSURUGA: Named for the TSUNO, - horned Koreans
                        who invaded in the time of SUJIN-TENNO.
 _________________________
|                         |
| YAMASHIRO RAI KUNITOSHI |________________________
|___________ _____________|              __________|___________ 
  __________|____________               | RAI KUNITOSHI in OMI |
 | NAKAJIMA RAI KUNINAGA |              |    OMI CHUDO RAI     |
 | NAKAJIMA RAI KUNIYASU |              |______________________|
 |__________ ____________|      ________________________
  __________|___________       | RAI KUNITOSHI student  |
 |                      |      | FUJISHIMA JU TOMOSHIGE |
 | ECHIZEN RAI KUNIYASU |      |____________ ___________|
 |______________________|      _____________|____________
                              |  2nd TOMOSHIGE to KAGA   |
                              | KAGA FUJISHIMA TOMOSHIGE |
                              |__________________________|


ECHIZEN RAI
______________________                             _____________
YAMASHIRO RAI KUNIYASU GEN-TOKU 1329               RAI MUNEMITSU
   |_________________________ __________________    RYAKU-O 1338
___|____                 ____|____              |
KUNIYASU(1) TEI-JI 1362  MORISHIGE SHO-KEI 1332 |   MUNEMITSU(2)
___|____                 ____|____              |   MUNEMITSU(3)
KUNIYASU(2) O-EI 1394    MORISHIGE KO-O 1389    |   MUNEMITSU(4)
___|_____                ____|____              |   
MORISHIGE                MORISHIGE O-EI 1394    | 
EI-KYO 1429              ____|____              |
                         MORISHIGE              |
                         KO-SHO 1455            |
        ___________________________________ ____|
_______|____                            ___|____
RAI MORIMUNE                            MORIHIRO(1) BUN-WA 1352
BUN-WA 1352                             ___|____   
                                        MORIHIRO(2) SHI-TOKU 1384
    _______________________________________|
___|____                                ___|____   
MORIHIRO(1) O-EI 1394                   MORIHIRO(3) O-EI 1394 
___|____                                ___|____   
MORIHIRO(2) KAN-SHO 1460                MORIHIRO(4) KA-KICHI 1441
___|____                      _____________|
MORIHIRO(3) BUN-MEI 1469  ___|____      ___|____    
___|____                  MORIHIRO(4)   MORIHIRO(3) BUN-MEI 1469
MORIMUNE MEI-O 1492       BUN-GI 1501   ___|____    
                                        MORIHIRO(4) BUN-GI 1501
________
MORIYONE TAI-EI 1521

ECHIZEN RAI becomes CHIYOZURU School

                         KAGAandECHIZEN border one another
                         and were mutual stepping-stones in the 
                         historical paths of some sword families.


MORISHIGE SHO-KEI (t: KUNIYASU): TSURUGA JU. ITAME of MASAME HADA
        shows NIE JI-BA. GUNOME KO-MIDARE BA with SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: ESSHU MORISHIGE
         ESSHU JU MORISHIGE 
//////////Whole map of
ECHIZEN RAI and RAI MUNEMITSU
and relationship with this move to
WAKASA in EI-ROKU with its NAKAJIMA RAI.////////
MUNEMITSU RYAKU-O (f: RAI KUNIHIDE): SABEInoJO. ECHIZEN RAI.
        Learned his art from his father and traveled to FUCHU,
        ECHIZEN. MOKUME with MASAME. SUGUHA with KO-ASHI.
    MEI: ECHIZEN FUCHU JU RAI MUNEMITSU
         ECHIZEN-no-KUNI JU SABEInoJO RAI MUNEMITSU

MUNEMITSU(2) O-EI: SABEInoJO. RAI fades with the rise of the
        CHIYOZURU. GUNOME-MIDARE HA.
    MEI: ECHIZEN-no-KUNI SABEInoJO RAI MUNEMITSU

MUNEMITSU(3) EI-KYO: SABEInoJO. GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
    MEI: ECHIZEN-no-KUNI SABEInoJO RAI MUNEMITSU

MUNEMITSU(4) BUN-MEI: SABEInoJO. GUNOME-MIDARE.
    MEI: ECHIZEN-no-KUNI SABEInoJO RAI MUNEMITSU
         ECHIZEN-no-KUNI TSURUGA JU MUNEMITSU


TEN-SHO MUNEMITSU made swords in OBAMA, WAKASA

ECHIZEN RAI Creates ECHIZEN CHIYOZURU and KAGA FUJISHIMA

          ____________________
          RAI KUNITOSHI School
_________________________|____
ECHIZEN FUJISHIMA JU TOMOSHIGE(1) TEI-WA 13
   ______________________|____             
   KAGA JU FUJISHIMA TOMOSHIGE(2) MEI-TOKU 
           ______________|____  
           FUJISHIMA TOMOSHIGE(3) O-EI 1394

TOMOSHIGE(1) TEI-WA (t: RAI KUNITOSHI): FUJISHIMA JU. So many 
        went that SANEKAGE's KAGA became known as FUJISHIMA 
        School. See KAGA. From SHO-CHU 1324 to TEI-WA 1352. His 
        CHU-KISSAKI TACHI was KOSHIZORI. Look for FUNBARI. A 
        raised SHINOGI gives an impression of YAMATO. MASAME 
        forces the grain to run. JI-NIE. NIE-DEKI GUNOME is 
        KO-MIDARE. His descendants nuzzle SANEKAGE and become the
        backbone at KAGA. See KAGA
    MEI: TOMOSHIGE
         FUJISHIMA TOMOSHIGE

KUNIYASU(1) TEI-JI (t: NAKAJIMA RAI KUNIYASU): Transferred in to
        create the ECHIZEN RAI. CHIYO TSURU-MARU, his infant 
        name, became the school flag and humorous reference to 
        the relation of his teacher. His exact dates are in 
        speculation, but seem to fall between TEI-JI 1362 to 
        KA-KEI 1387. KUNINAGA(1) worked during the NAMBOKUCHO, 
        KUNINAGA(2), in O-EI - one should pay close attention to
        SUGATA for accuracy when placing date. MOKUME with 
        MASAME. SUGUHA and GUNOME HA. First signed: MITSUTADA
    MEI: KUNIYASU
         ESSHU JU KUNIYASU


KUNIYASU(2) O-EI: SUGU GUNOME-MIDARE HA.
    MEI: ESSHU JU KUNIYASU
         ECHIZEN JU CHIYOZURU SAKU

MORISHIGE EI-KYO (t: KUNIYASU 2): Worked from O-EI to KO-SHO
        1455. MOKUME with MASAME. SUGU KO-MIDARE GUNOME-MIDARE.
    MEI: ESSHU MORISHIGE

CHIYOZURU MORIHIRO(1) BUN-WA (f: RAI KUNIYASU): KAMOJIRO. SUGUHA
        and GUNOME KO-MIDARE HA.
    MEI: MORIHIRO

MORIHIRO(2) SHI-TOKU: CHIYOZURU. ITAME of MASAME with JI-NIE. 
        NIE-DEKI GUNOME-MIDARE HA with SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: MORIHIRO

MORIHIRO(3) O-EI: CHIYOZURU at FUCHU. GUNOME-MIDARE with NIE in
        and about the HABUCHI. KINSUJI sails flowing SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: MORIHIRO
         ECHIZEN-no-KUNI FUCHU JU MORIHIRO SAKU

ECHIZEN RAI Creates ECHIZEN CHIYOZURU and KAGA FUJISHIMA

MORIHIRO(4) KA-KICHI: TOZAEMON. CHIYOZURU. Wide and curved 
        MUROMACHI style HIRA-TSUKURI KO-WAKIZASHI. JI-NIE on
        MASAME pulled ITAME. NIE dresses GUNOME O-MIDARE HA where
        TOBI-YAKI dances over SUNAGASHI. 
    MEI: MORIHIRO
         TOZAEMONnoJO MORIHIRO

MORIHIRO(1) O-EI (f: CHIYOZURU MORIHIRO 2): MORI: SHIN "Forest."
          There is some confusion between published dates and 
          generational sequence for these smiths. Both very 
          similar relationships are included here. SHIRA-KE 
          ITAME from MASAME. MURA KO-NIE makes up GUNOME-MIDARE 
          CHOJI BA with SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: MORIHIRO

MORIHIRO EI-SHO (f: TOZAEMON MORIHIRO): MORI form: SHIN "Forest." 
          MOKUME is drawn. Profuse KO-NIE GUNOME-TOGARI BA would 
          be expected.
    MEI: ECHIZEN-no-KUNI MORIHIRO

MORIMUNE MEI-O (f: MORIHIRO): GUNOME-MIDARE BA with SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: MORIMUNE 
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