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The Eight DO
HOKURIKUDO - The Eight Roads of KOTO



KAGA FUJISHIMA - YUKIMITSU School  Village of IWAKIMURA
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SANEKAGE(1) TEI-JI 1362
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YUKIMITSU(1) EI-WA 1375  
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YUKIMITSU(2)   CHIKANORI(1) O-EI 1394     NOBUNAGA(1)  IYEKIYO  |
  | O-EI 1394  ____|____                  __|_____- O-EI 1394 - |
  |            CHIKANORI(2) KA-KICHI 1441 NOBUNAGA(2)           |
  |            ____|____                   O-NIN 1467           |
  |            CHIKANORI(3) BUN-MEI 1469   _____________________|
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YUKIMITSU(3) KO-SHO 1455                MITSUYUKI EI-KYO 1429
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YUKIMITSU(4) BUN-MEI 1469               KIYOMITSU(1) BUN-AN 1444
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YUKIMITSU(5)     _____|___              __|______ 
 KYO-ROKU 1528   NOBUMITSU KO-SHO 1455  KIYOMITSU(2) MEI-O 1492
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                   UJINARI EN-TOKU 1489 KIYOMITSU(3) EI-SHO 1504  
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                  IYEKIYO TEN-MON 1532  KIYOMITSU(4) TEN-MON 1532
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                                        KIYOMITSU(5) EI-ROKU 1558
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                                        KIYOMITSU(6) TEN-SHO 1573



YUKIMITSU(1) EI-WA (t: TOMOSHIGE and SANEKAGE): Made wide MU-SORI         TANTO. Standing ITAME HADA shepherds CHIKEI under JI-NIE.         SUNAGASHI-created NIJUBA hangs through KO-NOTARE GUNOME          patterns like crepe. KO-MIDARE, GUNOME-MIDARE KO-MIDARE         CHOJI BA.     MEI: YUKIMITSU          FUJISHIMA YUKIMITSU YUKIMITSU(2) O-EI: ITAME of MASAME has JI-NIE. YAKIBA are SUGUHA            and KO-GUNOME HA with SUNAGASHI.     MEI: YUKIMITSU          KASHU JU YUKIMITSU YUKIMITSU(3) KO-SHO: Cherished foundations of CHIKEI in MOKUME         with JI-NIE. NIE NOTARE GUNOME-MIDARE shows SUNAGASHI.      MEI: YUKIMITSU           KASHU JU YUKIMITSU YUKIMITSU(4) BUN-MEI: O-ITAME with MASAME that shows JI-NIE. NIE         through NIOI-DEKI GUNOME HA with ASHI or NOTARE-MIDARE         CHOJI-MIDARE patterns with SUNAGASHI.     MEI: YUKIMITSU          KASHU JU FUJIWARA YUKIMITSU YUKIMITSU(5) KYO-ROKU: SUGU KO-GUNOME MIDARE HA with SUNAGASHI.     MEI: YUKIMITSU          FUJIWARA YUKIMITSU



 
 Kiyomitsu Katateuchi

    
KAGA FUJISHIMA - YUKIMITSU School      Village of IWAKIMURA
NOBUNAGA(1) O-EI (f: ECHIGO YAMAMURA YASUNOBU, t: YUKIMITSU): 
          KABE. FUJISHIMA. NONOMURA JU. This smith is not to be 
          confused with ASAKO TAIMA NOBUNAGA. ITAME of MASAME.  
          KO-MIDARE BA, GUNOME-TOGARI and GUNOME CHOJI-MIDARE BA.
    MEI: NOBUNAGA
         KASHU FUJISHIMA NOBUNAGA
         KASHU JU FUJIWARA NOBUNAGA

NOBUNAGA(2) O-NIN: KABE. NONOMURA JU. KO-MIDARE BA.
    MEI: KASHU JUNIN NOBUNAGA

CHIKANORI(1) O-EI (f: YUKIMITSU 1, grf: TOMOSHIGE 1): ECHIZEN
        TOMOSHIGE(1) is the root and line. IWAKIMURA JU. GUNOME-
        MIDARE BA swings on a rolling OEI NOTARE.
    MEI: CHIKANORI

CHIKANORI(2) KA-KICHI (f: CHIKANORI): FUJISHIMA in IWAKIMURA.
        ITAME from MASAME shows JI-NIE. Dark steel. GUNOME-MIDARE
        and GUNOME patterns in NIE where SUNAGASHI runs.
    MEI: CHIKANORI

KAGA FUJISHIMA - YUKIMITSU Group     KIYOMITSU at IWAKI-MURA
MITSUYUKI KA-KICHI (t: YUKIMITSU 1): Transferred from 
ECHIZEN to become student of YUKIMITSU. Started
the KIYOMITSU sword tradition at IWAKI Village.
GUNOME-MIDARE in NIE.     MEI: KASHU JU MITSUYUKI KIYOMITSU(1) BUN-AN (f: MITSUYUKI, t: YUKIMITSU): TOGORO.
ITAME HADA. SUGU KO-GUNOME, NOTARE and
GUNOME-MIDARE in NIE.   MEI: KIYOMITSU        KASHU JU FUJIWARA KIYOMITSU        KASHU IWAKI JU KIYOMITSU SAKU KIYOMITSU(2) MEI-O: TOSABURO. Died in 1506. Standing
ITAME HADA of MASAME. SUGUHA and GUNOME in NIE.     MEI: KIYOMITSU          KASHU FUJIWARA KIYOMITSU KIYOMITSU(3) EI-SHO: TOGORO. IWAKI Village. SUGU
GUNOME-MIDARE.   MEI: KIYOMITSU        KASHU FUJIWARA KIYOMITSU        KASHU IWAKI JU KIYOMITSU KIYOMITSU(4) TEN-MON: JIRO. Continues at IWAKI Village.
GUNOME. KIYOMITSU(5) EI-ROKU: SABURO. Keeping the tradition.
SUGU GUNOME. KIYOMITSU(6) TEN-SHO: SAKUSUKE and his brother,
KICHIUEMON, change style and abandon the family
home of IWAKI-MURA village for MORIYAMA in ETCHU.
 ETCHU TAKAOKA KIYOMITSU is same man.

IYEKIYO TEN-MON: KO-NIE DEKI NOTARE with GUNOME-MIDARE
and SUNAGASHI in the mid. WAZAMONO.
IYEKIYO
KASHU JU FUJIWARA IYEKIYO

UJINARI EN-TOKU (f: NOBUMITSU): KO-NOTARE GUNOME with
SUNAGASHI.   MEI: FUJIWARA UJINARI






Kaga Kiyomitsu
Nagasa: 2 Shaku 2 Sun 9 Bu (69.4cm)
Moto-Haba: 3.7cm
Saki-Haba: 2.11cm
Moto-Kasane: 0.775cm
Saki-Kasane: 0.43cm
Kissaki-naga: 3.59cm
Nakago: 21.4cm
Nakago-Kasane: 0.75cm


Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune, wide Mihaba with Bo-Hi extending through the Nakago; and strong Chu-Kissaki. A typical Sengoku Sugata of the Ten-mon era.

Strongly standing Itame Hada with Ko-Mokume that runs. Jigane has Ji-Nie and Shirake is seen.
Chu-Suguha has Ko-Gunome defined of Sunagashi and Kinsuji with falling Ashi-iri. Shimaba dots within while Uchinoke and Hotsure hangs along above. Nijuba pulls through the lower where Ko-Nie becomes more plentiful.
Chu-Sugu Boshi shows small Hotsure. The Hasaki finds small Tsuki-age with a short Kaeri.
Suriage Nakago has two Mekugi-ana and resolves in Kirijiri. Signed in the center of the Ji.


Kiyomitsu Saku


Kaga Kiyomitsu

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