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BIZEN



Late-KAMAKURA OSAFUNE - KAGEMITSU School 
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TAMEYOSHI KO-AN 1278
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YASUHIRO TOKU-JI 1306  TAMETOSHI BUN-PO 1317
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TAMEIYE SHO-CHU 1324
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TAMETSUNE KEM-MU 1334
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TAMEMORI TEI-WA 1345

YASUHIRO TOKU-JI (f: TAMEYOSHI): SABEInoJO. SAKON SHOGEN. Late
        KAMAKURA TACHI SUGATA. KO-MOKUME HADA. Rather even SUGU
        KO-MIDARE BA with ASHI somewhat resembling KAGEMITSU 
        style.
    MEI: YASUHIRO TSUKURU
         BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU SABEInoJO YASUHIRO
         BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU SABEInoJO YASUHIRO TSUKURU
         BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU SAKON SHOGEN YASUHIRO TSUKURU

TAMETSUNE KEM-MU (f: TAMEIYE): MOKUME HADA. GUNOME, SUGU CHOJI BA.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE TAMETSUNE

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TOSHITSUNE EN-BUN 1356

TOSHITSUNE EN-BUN: OSAFUNE smith. NOTARE BA and GUNOME patterns 
           with ASHI-IRI.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE TOSHITSUNE

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TOSHIMUNE TEI-JI 1362: GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE TOSHIMUNE
         BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU TOSHIMUNE

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TADAMITSU(1) SHO-O 1288 
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TADAMITSU(2) GEN-KYO 1321 - OSAFUNE School. See KANEMITSU School.


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CHIKATSUGU TOKU-JI 1306

CHIKATSUGU TOKU-JI: Transferred from NITTA SHO. Worked to KEM-MU
        1334. Long signatures, with town, in OSAFUNE.
    MEI: BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU CHIKATSUGU
         BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU SABEInoJO FUJIWARA CHIKATSUGU

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TADATSUGU TOKU-JI 1306

TADATSUGU TOKU-JI: OSAFUNE JU. SUGUHA with KO-ASHI.


BIZEN OSAFUNE ________ TAMEYASU KO-AN 1278 ___|__ TAMETO SHO-WA 1312 |_____________ ___|____ ___|____ TAMENAGA TAMENOBU EN-KEI 1308 KA-REKI 1326 ___|____ TAMENOBU TEI-WA 1345 TAMETO SHO-WA (f: TAMEYASU): From EI-NIN 1293 to BUN-PO 1317. KARAKAWA JU. Made TACHI and UCHIZORI TANTO. TANTO with FURISODE NAKAGO. A simple SUGUHA with KO-ASHI IRI or KO-CHOJI BA. Center-pole of the KUNI character is a diagonal line dropping from corner to corner. MEI: ICHI TAMETO BIZEN-no-KUNI JU TAMETO BIZEN-no-KUNI KARAKAWA JU SABEInoJO SUGAWARA TAMETO BIZEN-no-KUNI KARAKAWA JUNIN UBEInoJO SUGAWARA TAMETO TAMENAGA KA-REKI (f: TAMETO): In the style of his father, SUGUHA with ASHI-IRI. MEI: BIZEN-no-KUNI TAMENAGA BIZEN-no-KUNI JU TAMENAGA TAMENOBU TEI-WA: GUNOME KO-MIDARE BA ________ IYETSUGU SHO-O 1288 ___|___ IYEZANE EI-NIN 1293 ___|___ IYESADA(1) KA-GEN 1303 ___|___ IYESADA(2) KEM-MU 1334 ___|___ IYESADA(3) EI-TOKU 1381 IYEZANE EI-NIN (f: IYETSUGU): MOKUME HADA. KO-MIDARE BA.
See YOSHIOKA ICHIMONJI
 MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE JUNIN IYEZANE IYESADA(1) KA-GEN (f: IYEZANE): MOKUME HADA. Evenly set GUNOME HA with ASHI-IRI.
See YOSHIOKA ICHIMONJI MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE JU IYESADA TSUKURU IYESADA(2) KEM-MU (f: IYESADA 1): MOKUME. GUNOME HA.
See SHOCHU ICHIMONJI MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE JU IYESADA TSUNETSUGU GEN-KYO: KO-ITAME has standing UTSURI. NIE SUGUHA, KO-MIDARE or GUNOME-CHOJI BA with ASHI-IRI has KINSUJI in SUNAGASHI. Large TACHI-MEI: BIZEN JU SAKON SHOGEN TSUNETSUGU BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU TSUNETSUGU BIZEN-no-KUNI JU SAKON SHOGEN TSUNETSUGU
BIZEN OSAFUNE ________ KOREMUNE GEN-O 1319 |___________________________ ___|_____ ___|____ TAMEYOSHI KA-REKI 1326 TAMESADA KEM-MU 1334 |______________ ___|_____ ___|_____ ___|____ TAMECHIKA RYAKU-NIN 1338 TAMEMITSU TAMESUKE EN-BUN 1356 KEM-MU 1334 KOREMUNE GEN-O: SUGU CHOJI KO-MIDARE BA. MEI: BIZEN-no-KUNI KOREMUNE BISHU OSAFUNE KOREMUNE TSUKURU BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU KOREMUNE TSUKURU TAMEYOSHI KA-REKI (f: KOREMUNE): Work period to KEM-MU 1334. KO-GUNOME KO-CHOJI BA with ASHI. MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE TAMEYOSHI BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE TAMEYOSHI BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU TAMEYOSHI _________ MITSUNAGA SHO-CHU 1324 ___|____ TAMEKORE KA-REKI 1326 MITSUNAGA SHO-CHU: NAGA: "Long." Also used NAGA: "River." Work to KEM-MU 1334. Possibly signed NAGAMITSU (NAGA: "River") from TEI-JI 1362. MOKUME. Even GUNOME, CHOJI-MIDARE BA. MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE JU MITSUNAGA BIZEN-no-KUNI JUNIN MITSUNAGA BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU MITSUNAGA TAMEKORE KA-REKI (f: MITSUNAGA): Work to EN-BUN 1356. NAGAKUNI KEM-MU: Standing ITAME has JI-NIE and small YUBASHIRI TOBI-YAKI which add flair to NIOI CHOJI-MIDARE BA. The KUNI in his TACHI-MEI has the center pole leaning and displaced to the right. MEI: NAGAKUNI BISHU OSAFUNE NAGAKUNI NARITSUNA RYAKU-O 1338 OSAFUNE smith made swords from GEN-KYO 1321. MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE JU NARITSUNA BIZEN-no-KUNI JU NARITSUNA _________________________ IWATO ICHIMONJI YOSHITOMO SHO-KEI 1332 ____________|____ OSAFUNE YOSHITOMO KA-KEI 1387 YOSHITOMO BUN-MEI: Line falls to OSAFUNE from IWATO-SHO Group. MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE YOSHITOMO
BIZEN OSAFUNE
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SADANAGA TEI-JI 1362

SADANAGA TEI-JI: SHINTOBEInoJO. MOKUME. GUNOME-CHOJI BA.
    MEI: BIZEN OSAFUNE SADANAGA
         BIZEN OSAFUNE JU SADANAGA
         BISHU OSAFUNE JU SADANAGA

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YUKIKIYO(1) TEI-JI 1362
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YUKIKIYO(2) O-EI 1394

YUKIKIYO TEI-JI: From TEI-JI 1362 to O-AN 1368. OSAFUNE style.
        2nd in O-EI.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE YUKIKIYO

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YOSHIKIYO TEI-JI 1362

YOSHIKIYO TEI-JI: To O-AN 1368. MOKUME HADA. KO-MIDARE BA to
        GUNOME-CHOJI BA.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE YOSHIKIYO
         BISHU OSAFUNE JU YOSHIKIYO
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KAGEMITSU(3) O-AN 1368 See KAGEMITSU
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OEI YUKIHISA 0-EI 1394
Said to be a student of Kagemitsu. He was son of KANEMITSU
School YUKISADA.
See KANEMITSU School

YUKIHISA O-EI (t: KAGEMITSU(3), f: YUKISADA):

_______ HIRONAO O-AN 1368 HIRONAO O-AN (f: HIROTOSHI, gr: HIROTOSHI): HIRO form: KO "Wide." NIOI-DEKI GUNOME-CHOJI BA. MEI: BIZEN-no-KUNI HIRONAO ________ MORINAGA O-AN 1368 MORINAGA O-AN: MORI form: SHU "Protect," NAGA form: EI "Lengthy." From O-AN 1368 to MEI-TOKU 1390. KOSHI-HIRAKI style GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA. MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE MORINAGA _________ TOSHINAGA O-AN 1368 TOSHINAGA O-AN: TOSHI form: RI "Gain," NAGA form: EI "Lengthy." MOKUME. KO-MIDARE and GUNOME-MIDARE. MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE TOSHINAGA


Bizen Yukihisa

Bizen Yukihisa
Nagasa: 47.9cm

Handed down by the Sakakida, of Akita Omagari-shi


Honami Nyshu comments

This Wakizashi Ubu Zaimei. I checked the blade carefully, the signature is genuine and Jigane and Hamon both are well done and (this is a) very rare Wakizashi.
It should be treasured by your descendants forever.
A
lucky day in April , 1953 Year of the Snake.  Honami Nisyu (Kao)

Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune Wakizashi with Bo-Hi and RenBi.
An excited and robust Mokume, Itame mix has JiNie and Chikei.
High-reaching and grouped Gunome-Choji Midare Ba leans and huddles together. Sunagashi and Kinsuji strafe and Inazuma follows into the Ji.
Midare-Komi Saagari Boshi is a-muss with Sunagashi.
Ubu Bizen-Kurijiri Nakago with two Mekugi-ana.

Bishu Osafune Yukihisa
Oei NiJu NiNen Juichi GatsuHi - 11th month of 1415





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