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MINO - Kanesada School

Earlier:
SUGU KO-GUNOME, GUNOME-MIDARE.

3rd expands pattern dynamics:
SUGU GUNOME-TOGARI, O-GUNOME with NIJU effects and ASHI.



KANESADA: 
Technical SUGATA - KATANA. Not long. Thin MUNE with high SHINOGI
                   ridge.
            HADA - Well made KO-MOKU ITA mix or KO-ITA MASA mix.
                   Generally, better forging than most MINO. Well-
                   bound carbon brought a clearer blue. JI-NIE.
           HAMON - O-CHOJI GUNOME, O-GUNOME MIDARE,O-NOTARE MIDARE, 
                   MIDARE, GUNOME-MIDARE, some SUGU, HAKO and 
                   YA-no-NE found in NIE and NIOI. NIE-FUSHI.
           BOSHI - MIDARE with KO-MARU or JIZO. Turnback is short 
                   or sometimes with MIDARE.
          NAKAGO - Well-shaped MINO NAKAGO, sometimes with TAKANOHA.

KANESADA(1) BUN-MEI 1469
   |_________________________ _____________________
___|____                 ____|____              ___|____
KANESADA(2) EI-SHO 1504  KANETSUNE TAI-EI 1521  KANESADA (TEI)
   |__________________________                   TAI-EI 1521
___|____  ___|___ KANESADA(3) TEN-MON 1532 UJISADA(1) TEI-EI 1521 |____________________
___|____ ___|____ KANESADA KO-JI 1555 KANEMAKI GEN-KI 1570
to KAGA
 
KANESADA

KANESADA(1) BUN-MEI 1469 There has been many stories about
the origin of the KANESADA Line. One: they fall from
YAMATO KUNIFUSA through ISE.
KOGAWAUEMON. First generation AIZU. MINO. Work seen KOJI
1555. Said to have worked in RIKUOKA.
Several sources propose imaginative stories: One opinion has
him the son if the 3rd KANESADA, another is he is the son of
SANAMI KANENAGA. Another says KANESADA, the son of NARA SHICHIRO
KYUA, the HACHIYA Founder (SADA form:"TEI"), the traveler who
brought DARUMA School to MINO, might be the father.
Regardless, work is noted from KO-SHO 1455 with no signatures of
the "NO-SADA" character form. See KANESADA(2) below.
KANESADA(1) is late SHIZU. AKASAKA JU. Father of "NO-SADA" KANESADA.
ITAME HADA has standing SHIRAKE-UTSURI.
SUGUHA and evenly set KO-GUNOME and GUNOME patterns.
KANESADA
OSHU JU KANESADA
NOSHU SHIMIZU JU KANESADA

KANESADA(2) EI-SHO 1504 "NO-SADA" (t: KANESADA(1): JIROZAEMON and
KICHIUEMON. Originally from KAI, then moved to SEKI. Seems to
have been adopted into the KANESADA(1) School. Up until MEI-O 1492,
the character "SADA" is rendered in the normal "JO" form. We have
dated MEI in the following:
NOSHU SEKI JU KANESADA SAKU
NOSHU SEKI JU KANESADA TSUKURU
These MEI also show a SOSHO Grass-style rendering of the SEKI
character.
       As of BUN-GI NINEN - 1502, he is using his famous 
"No-Sada". This is given, and pronounced in HIRAGANA, in
all Japanese scholarship and texts as: NO-SADA and refers
specifically to his cursive rendering of the SADA character,
alone. Because of this, KANESADA(2) himself has become known
as, "No-Sada"

      From EISHO he has been awarded his IZUMI-no-KAMI title, as we see 
signatures
IZUMI-no-KAMI KANESADA and IZUMI-no-KAMI FUJIWARA
KANESADA, all with his NO-SADA character form.
EI-SHO 14, we see a work for the the ISE YAMADA with KIKUMON.
Making different styles is his career attribute. KANESADA sword
style differs. One is noted in SEKI KANEMOTO style.
KO-ITAME HADA has MASAME with JINIE and SHIRAKE-UTSURI.
Tight NIOI-GUCHI of wildly placed GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA with small
TOBI-YAKI. Can have KOSHIBA. NOTARE O-MIDARE BA and TOGARI BA.
YAHAZU "Arrow-notch" MIDARE BA. KO-GUNOME with FUSHI knots. One has
very equal KO-GUNOME.
JIZO BOSHI and JIZO HAKIKAKE BOSHI are slightly SAAGARI: Low.
His are SAIJO O-WAZAMONO - supreme cutting.
   KANESADA
KANESADA SAKU
 NOSHU JU KANESADA SAKU
NOSHU SEKI JU KANESADA SAKU
IZUMI-no-KAMI KANESADA
IZUMI-no-KAMI FUJIWARA KANESADA

"No-Sada"

Kanesada - "No-Sada" Katana

Kanesada Katana
Nagasa: 2 Shaku 3 Sun 3 Bu (70.56cm)
Sori: 7 Bu (2.1cm)
Moto-haba: 9 Bu 8 Rin (2.96cm)
Saki-haba: 6 Bu 2 Rin (1.9cm)
Kissaki-naga: 1 Sun 6 Rin (4.89cm)
Nakago: 5 Sun 1 Bu (17.42cm)


Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune, Sakizori Tachi to Chu-Kissaki.
Tightly knit Ko-Itame and Masame with JiNie and Shirake-Utsuri.
Chu-width Aski-Notare has occasional Gunome protuberances in fine Ko-Nie. Hamon becomes deeper toward the Monouchi, filling the Kissaki in a full Notare-Komi Boshi that becomes Hakikake Kaeri.
Considered Ubu, the Nakago has been altered. Three Mekugi-ana, one filled, Kirijiri and signed:

    Izumi-no-Kami Fujiwara Kane Nosada Saku
    Rin Bei Tosha Kai Jin Retsu Zai Mae



UJISADA(1) TEI-EI 1521 (t: KANESADA): HACHIYA Group. See HACHIYA.
UJISADA(2) TEN-MON in ZENJO.

KANESADA(3) TEN-MON
: HIKI-SADA. Adopted son of NO-SADA. Work from
EI-SHO JUHACHI 1521 to TEN-MON NIJU SAN 1554. There are
signature examples where he dropped the KANMURI (top) of
SADA character, which then looks like "HIKI", hence his
nom-de-plume: HIKI KANESADA. He also has the IZUMI-no-KAMI
title. Note:
His HIKI version of SADA, is not found on
swords with the IZUMI-no-KAMI title.

The first characters in his MEI may be one size, leading to
larger characters of the actual name, or lower set of
       characters. His MEI generally run long down the NAKAGO. 
TEN-MON sees his SEKI in cursive.

       His swords are in the style of NO-SADA. Many in the NO-SADA 
SUGUHA mode. Where KO-ASHI falls from SUGU KO-GUNOME BA.
GUNOME-MIDARE TOGARI BA. NIJU is developed.
HAMON are seen with large ranging figures in the MONOUCHI and
in the KOSHI-MOTO, (in the upper and lower). Some are CHU-
width and there are YAHAZU-MIDARE BA. O-WAZAMONO cutting.
KANESADA
NOSHU SEKI JU KANESADA SAKU

KANETSUNE TAI-EI (t: KANESADA(1): School man. Made SUGUHA and GUNOME-
MIDARE BA in tight NIOI-GUCHI and KO-NIE.
KANETSUNE

KANESADA TAI-EI (t: KANESADA): KANE form: TEI. Head Student. Woeked in
YAMADA Town, ISE. Awarded IZUMInoKAMI title. Moved to ECHIGO.
Made long swords. Standing ITAME HADA with MASAME.
GUNOME-CHOJI of uneven height and with TOBI-YAKI. RYO-WAZAMONO.
KANESADA
SEKI JU KANESADA SAKU
IZUMInoKAMI FUJIWARA KANESADA

KANESADA KO-JI 1555 (f: KANESADA(3): NOSHU SHIMIZU JU. It is recorded
he went to work for ASHINA MORIUJI, SHURI-TAYU of AIZU. Making
arms for his struggles against SATAKE YOSHISHIGE and HOJO
UJIYASU of ODAWARA. Actual records are missing.
KANESADA
NOSHU SHIMIZU JU KANESADA

KANEMAKI GEN-KI (t: KANESADA): KISAI. From TEN-MON, his long career
takes him to MAEDA TOSHII's KANAZAWA in KAGA. See SHINTO KAGA
KANEMAKI

KANESADA TEN-SHO: MATASHIRO. SEKI style.
MATASHIRO KANESADA

KANESADA TEN-SHO: SEKI KANESADA of the AKASAKA KANESADA line. Lived
in SHIMIZU. GUNOME-MIDARE swings on a NOTARE line. GUNOME-
MIDARE has TOGARI.
KANESADA
AKASAKA JU KANESADA





Izumi-no-Kami Kanesada Katateuchi
Nagasa: 62.1 cm
Sori: 2.3cm


Strongly Sakizori Sengoku Sugata with very Elongated Chu-Kissaki.
Togari Ba mixes with Gunome-Midare inside a dynamic Notare line.
Conferred to Kishu Yorinobu by Tokugawa Iyeyasu.
Passed down in the Iyo Saijo branch of the Matsudaira.

     Izumi-no-Kami Kanesada Saku
     Tai-ei Ninen NiGatsu KichiNichi - 1522







Izumi-no-Kami Kanesada Katateuchi

Izumi-no-Kami Kanesada - Tokyo National Museum Exhibition

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