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The Eight DO
HOKURIKUDO - The Eight Roads of KOTO




ECHIZEN CHIYOZURU School   YAMATO groups 

YAMATO SENJUIN      
KUNIYUKI TEI-JI 1362
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SHIGEKUNI O-EI 1394 
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MORISHIGE O-EI 1394 


KUNIYUKI TEI-JI: Transferred in, bringing his YAMATO SENJUIN line
        roots. He moved to AKASAKA in 1372 or 3. Thin and wide 
        1.2 SHAKU, HIRA-TSUKURI O-TANTO of little SORI. Also, 
        9 SUN normal-width TANTO. JI-NIE covers dark ITAME of 
        O-HADA that runs with MASAME. ASAKI-NOTARE line holds 
        KO-GUNOME or widens to GUNOME HA of even height where the
        line is slightly NOTARE. HAMON is NIE with HOTSURE over
        running SUNAGASHI. SUGU BOSHI of YAKI-ZUME or TOGARI and
        KAERI that is swept.
    MEI: KUNIYUKI SAKU
         ESSHU JU KUNIYUKI
         ESSHU JU FUJIWARA KUNIYUKI
         NOSHU JU FUJIWARA KUNIYUKI
         ESSHU JU FUJIWARA KUNIYUKI SAKU


SHIGEKUNI O-EI (t: KUNIYUKI): Some feel he is ETCHU SHIGEKUNI(3),
        a student of KYO NOBUKUNI, others say he was SETTSU 
        SHIGEKUNI traveling with RAI MUNEMITSU. TSURUGA JU. 
        KOSHI-HIRAKI Open-troughed GUNOME-MIDARE HA, an O-EI 
        mark.
    MEI: SHIGEKUNI
         ESSHU SHIGEKUNI

MORISHIGE O-EI (f: SHIGEKUNI): MOKUME HADA. KO-MIDARE CHOJI BA.
    MEI: ESSHU TSURUGA JU MORISHIGE
         ESSHU TSURUGA JU MORISHIGE SAKU
         ECHIZEN-no-KUNI TSURUGA JU MORISHIGE

MUNEHIRO O-EI: CHIYOZURU. Used both "Shed" and "Bow" HIRO forms.
        MOKUME HADA with MASAME. GUNOME and CHOJI BA. EI-SHO 
        MUNEHIRO follows.
    MEI: MUNEHIRO
         MUNEHIRO SAKU

MITSUHISA KA-KEI: CHIYOZURU. TSURUGA JU. SUGUHA. Also KO-SHO
        1455.
    MEI: ESSHU TSURUGA JU MITSUHISA
         ECHIZEN TSURUGA JU MITSUHISA

ECHIZEN CHIYOZURU School   YAMATO groups
TAIMA comes to ECHIZEN with ASAKO NOBUNAGA but OEI is the 
produced product. Descendents head through the open door to KAGA.
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ASAKO NOBUNAGA in YAMATO
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ASAKO NOBUNAGA(2) O-EI 1394
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ASAKO NOBUNAGA(3) SHO-CHO 1428


ASAKO NOBUNAGA(2) O-EI: His father, of TAIMA ARITOSHI 
School, moved to ECHIZEN. NOBUNAGA(2) was a TOMOKIYO
pupil who also transferred to ECHIZEN. SUGU KO-MIDARE
and GUNOME has YAMATO HOTSURE over SUNAGASHI.
Develops O-EI style.   MEI: NOBUNAGA NOBUNAGA(3) SHO-CHO: Worked in both ECHIZEN and KAGA. He
taught KAGA CHO-ROKU NOBUNAGA. HADA has MASAME.
HOTSURE pulls above ASAKI-NOTARE undulation of NIE
GUNOME-MIDARE BA where SUNAGASHI runs with NIJUBA.
Expect OEI style with these smiths.
EI-SHO NOBUNAGA in KAGA.   MEI: NOBUNAGA        ESSHU JU NOBUNAGA























Asako Nobunaga
Nagasa: 1 Shaku 6 Sun 5 Bu (50cm)
Moto-Haba: 8 Bu 7 Rin (2.7cm)
Nakago: 3 Sun 9 Bu 5 Rin (12cm)


Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, deeply curved to Chu-Kissaki.
Bo-Hi both sides.

Standing Itame Hada runs. There is Ji-Nie in dark steel. O-Hada in the lower.
Chu-width Asaki-Notare of hako andf Mimigata shaped Gunome-Midare Ba with Togari. Ashi and Yo define and the Nioi-Guchi is tight.
Midare-Komi Ko-Maru Boshi.
Ubu Kengyo Nakago has one Mekugi-ana.

     Nobunaga


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