KINJU School: O-ITAME with MASA creates running HADA with CHIKEI.
SUGU GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE, MIDARE BA, O-MIDARE O-NOTARE HOTSURE.
GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE with SUNAGASHI, KINSUJI and INAZUMA. JI-NIE.
KINJU EN-BUN 1356
|____________________ _____________________ ___________
___|____ -brothers- ____|____ ____|____ ____|____
KANEYUKI O-AN 1368 KANEMITSU MEI-TOKU KANEMITSU KANESHIGE
|___________________ 1390 ___|____ TEI-JI 1362
___|____ ____|___ KANEHIRO
KANEHIRO OEI 1394 KANESATO MEI-TOKU 1390 KYO-TOKU 1452
"The Ten Students" - See The Ten Students
KINJU EN-BUN (f: MOTOSHIGE): A founder at SEKI, his Buddhist name
was DOAMI, said priest at SEISENJI in ECHIZEN. He
transferred to SEKI and made swords. A signed sword
testifies his father as MOTOSHIGE.
As one of the legendary "Ten Students" of MASAMUNE, we
expect to see the masterful application of SOSHU style KITAE
and YAKIBA. However, his recorded work from EN-BUN 1356 to
O-AN 1368 shows the YAMATO SENJUIN descended, HOKURIKU
forging-characteristics, - which throws doubt on this always
shrinking fraternity. Some long featured ornaments of sword
study, such as the "Ten Students" were myths, or partial
myths, originally created, or seized upon, by the then ever-
active EDO fantasy writers.
Genuine KINJU are highly refined works showing the flavor
and style of the outlying HOKURIKU.
KINJU made NAMBOKUCHO style TACHI and TANTO: wide, thin
blade with shallow SORI and even curve. MITSU-MUNE.
Standing SHIRAKI O-ITAME HADA mixes with MASAME to create
the running HADA appearance. YUBASHIRI appears in the JI.
HOKURIKU is "dark" KURO steel.
SUNAGASHI runs through NIE-DEKI KO-GUNOME that has a slight
KO-NOTARE wave to the line. KOSHI-HIRAKI GUNOME-MIDARE BA
with SUNAGASHI and TOBI-YAKI, GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA marked
of particularly round or outsized and looping GUNOME heads
known as KENBO MIDARE or KANEFUSA MIDARE.
BOSHI is O-MARU with NOTARE TOGARI and HAKIKAKE "swept."
HORIMONO are unusual or esoteric religious motifs, another
area showing outlying themes.
YASURI is KATTE SAGARI on short NAKAGO, an expected
KANEYUKI O-AN 1368 (f: KINJU): UEMON-no-JO. OSHIGATA show us
ASAKI-NOTARE lines of GUNOME-MIDARE BA in NIE.
KANESATO MEI-TOKU 1390 (f: KANEYUKI): KINJU School smith.
KANEHIRO OEI (f: KANEYUKI): KANE form: "Gold" SEKI. NIJI MEI.
KANEMITSU MEI-TOKU 1390 (f: KINJU, br: KANEYUKI): KANE form: "Gold"
SEKI smith. Younger brother of KANEYUKI. Strong ITAME with
MASAME that runs.
KOSHI-HIRAKI style GUNOME-MIDARE BA with streaming SUNAGASHI.
There is much JIBA on dark MINO steel.
KANEMITSU EI-WA 1375 f: TEGAI KANENAGA): Third son. UEMON-no-JO.
Originally from YAMATO, he first signed with the "HO' KANE
form, as did YAMATO smiths. Then changed to "Bushel" form.
He was the adopted son-in-law of KANEYUKI and moved to SEKI.
He becomes a MINO Founder and leader at SEKI.
Work period is from EI-TOKU 1381 into the OEI.
Made TACHI, TANTO with thick KASANE. HOSO-SUGUHA.
His name is passed and honored in all the MINO schools
throughout the coming SENGOKU.
KANEHIRO KYO-TOKU (f: KANEMITSU): KANE form: "Gold". SEKI smith.
MITSU-MUNE. Typical SOSHU dress, SUGATA and
sword is now thin from polish.
ITAME MOKUME mix still
swirls with CHIKEI under JI-NIE.
A calm KO-MIDARE BA of
GUNOME in KO-NIE is strafed with SUNAGASHI
TOBI-YAKI mimics HITATSURA.
MIDARE-KOMI BOSHI turns on a small KO-MARU
where a long fall simulates
HORI OMOTE is the Four
Pillers, URA has SUKEN with claw.
Two MEKUGI-ANA, UBU
NAKAGO sweeps down to small SOSHU-like
and his large two-character MEI.