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BIZEN
BIZEN KOZORI School
YOSHIKAGE - IYEMORI to TADAMITSU Line 
Norimitsu




    _________________                      _______
    OSAFUNE YOSHIKAGE(2) O-AN 1368         IYEMORI(2) EN-BUN 1356
      _________|__________________________                    
 ____|____  ___|___                   ____|___              
 MITSUSUYE  IYEMORI(3) SHI-TOKU 1384  IYESHIGE KO-RYAKU 1379
 EI-WA 1375    |_______________________________
               |                           ____|____          
               |                           MORISHIGE O-EI 1394
 ______________|_____                      ____|___            
 JIROZAEMON TADAMITSU(5) EI-KYO 1429       IYEMITSU O-EI 1394  
_______________|_____                       
SHURInoSUKE TADAMITSU(1) BUN-MEI 1469    * See SUE-BIZEN *
               |_____________________________________
_______________|_____                 _______________|________
SHURInoSUKE TADAMITSU(2) BUN-GI 1501  KUROZAEMONnoJO TADAMITSU(1)
                      _______________________________| MEI-O 1492
  ___________________|____ -brothers- _______________|________
  JUROZAEMONnoJO TADAMITSU            KUROZAEMONnoJO TADAMITSU(2)
              TEN-MON 1532                           TEN-MON 1532
IYEMORI(2) EN-BUN: Line from HATAKEDA. MOKUME. KO-MIDARE BA and
        CHOJI-MIDARE BA.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE IYEMORI

YOSHIKAGE(2) O-AN (t: KANEMITSU): Son-in-law of CHOGI.
        See YOSHIKAGE in KANEMITSU SODEN and CHOGI School.

IYEMORI(3) SHI-TOKU (t: OSAFUNE YOSHIKAGE, f: KOZORI MORIMITSU):
        From KO-RYAKU 1379 to O-EI 1394. Thin, KO-KISSAKI, 
        shallow curved KO-DACHI. KO-ITAME, ITAME HADA mix has 
        JI-NIE and faint UTSURI, that spots along the SHINOGI.
        Tightly defined KO-NIE, HOSO-width KO-GUNOME casts small,
        even waves down the HA. Some with lively GUNOME-CHOJI BA.
        Small KO-MARU, small KAERI. IYEMORI found in BUN-MEI 1469
        and KYO-ROKU 1528, all late KOZORI smiths.
    MEI: IYEMORI
         BISHU OSAFUNE JU IYEMORI

IYESHIGE KO-RYAKU (t: OSAFUNE YOSHIKAGE): KO-NIE and NIOI-DEKI
        GUNOME-MIDARE HA. Note: O-EI IYESHIGE, 
        see O-EI BIZEN - MORIKAGE Group and OMIYA
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE IYESHIGE

MITSUSUYE(1) EI-WA (f: MITSUHISA, t: YOSHIKAGE): GUNOME-CHOJI BA         resembling YOSHIKAGE/KANEMITSU styles. 2nd MITSUSUYE in         O-EI. See KOZORI. See OSAFUNE and OEI BIZEN     MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE MITSUSUYE

TADAMITSU(5) EI-KYO (f: IYEMORI): JIROSAEMON. From EI-KYO 1429 to         HO-TOKU 1449. GUNOME patterns. SHURInoSUKE TADAMITSU         follows. See SUE-BIZEN for the TADAMITSU line. SHURInoSUKE TADAMITSU(1) BUN-MEI (f: JIROSAEMON): KOZORI School          is the root of SUE-BIZEN TADAMITSU.          See SUE-BIZEN TADAMITSU line.



BIZEN KOZORI School - Nobumitsu / Norimitsu

_________ NOBUMITSU TEI-JI 1362    |___________________________ _________ ___|_____                   ___|___   ___|_____ NORIMITSU(1) O-AN 1368      NOBUNAO   HARUMITSU   ___|_____                      - O-AN 1368 -  NORIMITSU(2) MEI-TOKU 1390     NOBUMITSU TEI-JI: To O-AN 1368. MOKUME. GUNOME and TORAN-MIDARE.     MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE NOBUMITSU NORIMITSU(1) O-AN (f: NOBUMITSU): NORI form: HO "Law." MOKUME.         GUNOME-CHOJI BA.     MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE NORIMITSU NORIMITSU(2) MEI-TOKU: From MEI-TOKU 1390 through O-EI 25.         Resembles O-EI MORIMITSU. KOSHI-HIRAKI GUNOME-CHOJI BA.     MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE NORIMITSU          BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE NORIMITSU HARUMITSU O-AN (t: NOBUMITSU): From EN-BUN 1356 to O-EI 1394.     MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE HARUMITSU  NOBUNAO O-AN (f: NOBUMITSU): From TEI-JI 1362 to O-EI 1394.     MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE NOBUNAO NOBUYASU O-AN: This is an old name, appearing and reappearing          with NOBUFUSA from KO-BIZEN times. From O-AN 1368 to the         O-EI, he made SUGUHA, GUNOME-MIDARE and CHOJI BA.      MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE NOBUYASU



BIZEN KOZORI School - Morisuke / Norimitsu

________ MORISUKE(1) RYAKU-O 1338 ___|____ MORISUKE(2) TEI-JI 1362 ___|____ MORISUKE(3) EI-TOKU 1381    |_______________________ ___|____                ___|____ MORISUKE(4) O-EI 16     NORIMORI O-EI 27  ___|____                ___|_____                 MORISUKE(5)             NORIMITSU(3) BUN-AN 1444  BUN-AN 1444                |___________________________                         ___|_____                   ___|____                         NORIMITSU(4) BUN-MEI 1469   NORISUKE                         See SUE-BIZEN               BUN-MEI 1469 MORISUKE(1) RYAKU-O: Work to BUN-WA 1352. HATAKEDA descendant.     MEI: NAMU KANZEON BOSATSU          BISHU OSAFUNE MORISUKE          BISHU OSAFUNE JU MORISUKE MORISUKE(2) TEI-JI (f: MORITOSHI): From EN-BUN 1356 to O-AN 1368             making KOSHI-HIRAKI KO-GUNOME HA after KANEMITSU style.     MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE JU MORISUKE MORISUKE(3) in EI-TOKU 1381. Line from HATAKEDA.     MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE MORISUKE MORISUKE(4) O-EI: O-EI style GUNOME-MIDARE HA. 5th in BUN-AN 1444.  NORIMORI O-EI (f: MORISUKE): To KO-SHO 1455.      MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE NORIMORI NORIMITSU(3) BUN-AN (t: NORIMORI, f: NORIMITSU 2): NORI form: HO         "Law." TANTO but few TACHI. MOKUME HADA. GUNOME-CHOJI             showing ASHI-IRI.     MEI: NORIMITSU          BISHU OSAFUNE NORIMITSU NORIMITSU(4) BUN-MEI: UEMONnoJO. Also known as JIROUEMON. From             CHO-ROKU 1457 to BUN-MEI. NIOI-DEKI GUNOME-CHOJI BA.             See SUE-BIZEN     MEI: OSAFUNE NORIMITSU         BISHU OSAFUNE NORIMITSU         BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE JIROUEMON FUJIWARA NORIMITSU


Ho-Norimitsu O-Dachi

Ho-Norimitsu O-Dachi
Overall length: 377.6cm
Nagasa: 223.5cm
Sori: 50cm

Weapons like this could be used as a Naginata, but is good on the thrust. Could be used against man or horse. Could be wielded by more than one man.
Well forged. Shinogi-Tsukuri, Maru-Mune with O-Kissaki.
Bo-Hi to Marudome, both sides.
Mokume Hada with JiNie.
Hamon has Gunome-Midare rises and falls and in the Oei style.
Ubu Nakago has three Mekugi-ana.


    Bishu Osafune Norimitsu Shonen SanJu-zan     
      BunAn NiNi Nen Hachi GatsuHi - 1448

  
Yakushiji Yagoro Hisamochi Shonen Nijuichi Sai
    Made by Norimitsu at 33 years for Hisamochi at 21 years.



Ho Norimitsu
Katateuchi Kodachi
Nagasa: 56.6cm

Tachi-Mei:
Bishu Osafune Norimitsu
Bun-An Rokunen NiGatsu Hi
                               - 1449






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