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The Eight DO
HOKURIKUDO - The Eight Roads of KOTO




KAGA HASHIZUME - KAGA AOE
                                    Main Players: 
                                    IYETSUGU - IYEMASA - KATSUIYE
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KAGA SANEKAGE O-AN 1368
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KUNITSUGU(1) HASHIZUME Founder O-AN 1368
    |_____________________________________________________________
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KUNITSUGU(2) O-EI 1394                                            |
    |____________                                                 |
____|____     ___|____                                            |
KUNITSUGU(3)  IYETSUGU(1) CHO-KYO 1487        ____________________|
O-NIN 1467    ___|____                    ___|____                |
              IYETSUGU(2) KYO-ROKU 1528   IYETSUGU(1) O-EI 1394   |
    _________________________________________|                    |
___|___                                   ___|____                |
IYEMASA(1) O-EI 1394                      IYETSUGU(2) EI-KYO 1429 |
   |                                 ________|____                |
   |                                 NOMI IYETSUGU BUN-MEI 1469   |
   |                                 ________|____                |
   |________________________         NOMI IYETSUGU TAI-EI 1521    |
___|___                  ___|___                                  |
IYEMASA(2) BUN-MEI 1469  IYEMASA O-EI 1394                        |
___|___                  ___|___                                  |
IYEMASA(3) TEN-MON 1532  IYEMASA MEI-O 1492                       |
                         ___|___                ________          |
                         IYEMASA EI-SHO 1504    IYESHIGE EI-SHO   |
_______________          ___|___                ___|____     1504 |
SHOKAN IYETSUGU          IYEMASA KYO-ROKU 1528  IYESHIGE TEN-SHO  |
 KYO-ROKU 1528           ___|___                            1573  |
                         IYEMASA KO-JI 1555                       |
___________________                          _____________________|
TAROZAEMON IYETSUGU                      ___|____                
   TEN-MON 1532                          KATSUIYE(1) O-EI 1394
                                            | -DARANI Founder-     
              __________                 ___|____                
              KATSUMITSU MEI-O 1492      KATSUIYE(2) BUN-AN 1444 
              ____|_____                 ___|____                
              KATSUMITSU TAI-EI 1521     KATSUIYE(3) EI-SHO 1504 
              ____|_____                 ___|____                
              KATSUMITSU EI-ROKU 1558    KATSUIYE(4) TEN-MON 1532
              ____|_____                 ___|____                
              KATSUMITSU TEN-SHO 1573    KATSUIYE(5) TEN-SHO 1573
_______________                        ____________________
SHOGEN IYETSUGU(2)                     ASAKO TAIMA NOBUNAGA(3) 
___|___                                 | ECHIZEN - SHO-CHO 1428 
IYENAGA SHO-CHO 1428                   _|_____  
___|___                                IYEMASA KAN-SHO 1460 
IYENAGA MEI-O 1492                     _|_____   
   |_____________________              IYEMASA BUN-MEI 1469 
___|___               ___|___          _|_____   
IYENAGA EI-SHO 1504   IYEHIDE          IYEMASA TEN-MON 1532 
___|___               BUN-GI 1501      _|_____    
IYENAGA TEN-MON 1532                   IYEMASA KO-JI 1555

KAGA - HASHIZUME KUNITSUGU School
KUNITSUGU(1) O-AN: Either a student or son of SANEKAGE. He came
        from ECHIZEN CHIYOZURU "Thousand Cranes" KUNIYASU's 
        infant name, and is the HASHIZUME Founder. MOKUME has
        JI-NIE. SUGU and GUNOME-MIDARE HA with SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: KUNITSUGU

IYETSUGU(1) O-EI: FUJISHIMA. ITAME of MASAME. SUGU KO-MIDARE and
        GUNOME-MIDARE HA.
    MEI: KASHU FUJIWARA IYETSUGU
         KASHU JU FUJIWARA IYETSUGU

IYETSUGU(2) EI-KYO (f: IYETSUGU): KASHU FUJIWARA IYETSUGU

IYEMASA O-EI (f: IYETSUGU): MASA form: SEI "Administration." 
          FUJISHIMA. SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE HA.
    MEI: KASHU JU FUJIWARA IYEMASA

IYEMASA O-EI (f: IYEMASA): MASA form: SHO "Correct." 
    MEI: KASHU CHIYOZURU IYEMASA

IYETSUGU EI-SHO: KAGA AOE. GUNOME-MIDARE HA.

IYENAGA SHO-CHO: HASHIZUME. SHOKAN IYETSUGU(2) was teacher and
        father. ITAME of MASAME. KO-NIE DEKI SUGU KO-MIDARE BA.
        The MUROMACHI has ECHIZEN and KAGA smiths free to be
        remembered in both.
    MEI: IYENAGA

IYENAGA TEN-MON: GUNOME-MIDARE HA.
    MEI: KASHU FUJIWARA IYENAGA

KUNITSUGU(2) O-EI: CHIYOZURU. NOMI-GORI HASHIZUME JU. GUNOME-
        MIDARE with SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: FUJISHIMA KUNITSUGU

KUNITSUGU O-NIN: HASHIZUME group evolves into the KAGA AOE.
    MEI: FUJISHIMA KUNITSUGU

IYETSUGU(1) CHO-KYO: Worked from BUN-MEI. HASHIZUME becomes known
        as KAGA AOE, marking the resemblance of BITCHU style.
        SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE. These smiths signed ASON.
    MEI: IYETSUGU
         IYETSUGU SAKU
         KASHU FUJIWARA ASON IYETSUGU
         KASHU JU FUJIWARA ASON IYETSUGU

IYETSUGU(2) KYO-ROKU: HASHIZUME. Swords from TEN-MON 1532 to 
        EI-ROKU 1558. GUNOME-MIDARE to SUGU-CHOJI BA.
    MEI: IYETSUGU
         KASHU JU FUJIWARA IYETSUGU
         KASHU FUJIWARA IYETSUGU SAKU
         KASHU JU FUJIWARA ASON IYETSUGU SAKU

KAGA HASHIZUME - KUNITSUGU School
KATSUIYE(1) O-EI: SABUROUEMON. A student or son of KUNITSUGU.
        Part of the NOMI Village HASHIZUME crowd, he is the DARANI
        Founder. TOGARI-GUNOME HA.
    MEI: KASHU JU KATSUIYE

KATSUIYE(2)BUN-AN: SHINSUKE. KURO "Dark" ITAME of MASAME. SUGU
        KO-GUNOME, GUNOME-MIDARE with SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: KASHU JU KATSUIYE

KATSUIYE(3) EI-SHO: CHUSUKE. HASHIZUME. GUNOME HA with SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: KATSUIYE

KATSUIYE(4) TEN-MON: ZENZABURO. Worked to EI-ROKU. GUNOME-MIDARE
        KO-GUNOME and NOTARE with SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: KATSUIYE SAKU
         KASHU FUJIWARA KATSUIYE

KATSUIYE(5) TEN-SHO: IZUMO-no-KAMI. MATSUDO SHINSUKE. GUNOME-
        MIDARE - GUNOME-CHOJI BA. SUE-BIZEN style. 
          KEI-CHO KATSUIYE, see SHINTO. 
    MEI: KATSUIYE
         IZUMO-no-KAMI KATSUIYE
         KASHU JU DARANI KATSUIYE
         KASHU JU DARANI IZUMO-no-KAMI KATSUIYE

NORIMITSU EI-SHO: Resembles SUE-BIZEN style. Dark steel. SUGUHA
        in KO-NIE.
    MEI: FUJIWARA NORIMITSU
         KASHU JU NORIMITSU
         FUJIWARA NORIMITSU SAKU

IYESHIGE(1) EI-SHO: NIE-DEKI GUNOME-MIDARE having SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: KASHU FUJIWARA IYESHIGE

IYESHIGE(2) TEN-SHO: NIE GUNOME-MIDARE and NOTARE with SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: KASHU JU IYESHIGE
         KASHU JU FUJIWARA IYESHIGE

IYEKIYO TEN-MON: ITAME of MASAME. NOTARE and GUNOME-MIDARE in 
        KO-NIE with SUNAGASHI. His son follows in TEN-SHO.
    MEI: KASHU JU FUJIWARA IYEKIYO

KATSUMITSU TAI-EI (f: MEI-O KATSUMITSU): SUGUHA with ASHI and 
        KO-GUNOME and GUNOME-MIDARE. Also: KATSUMITSU in EI-ROKU.
    MEI: KATSUMITSU
         KATSUMITSU SAKU

KATSUMITSU EI-ROKU (f: TAI-EI KATSUMITSU): GUNOME-MIDARE HA.
    MEI: KASHU JU FUJIWARA KATSUMITSU

KATSUMITSU TEN-SHO: SUE-BIZEN style swords.
    MEI: KASHU JU FUJIWARA KATSUMITSU
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