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YAMASHIRO


YAMASHIRO KURAMA SEKI

KURAMA YOSHITSUGU: One of the late SANJO line (all HEIANJO KAJI)  
associated to KURAMA-DERA Temple near KYOTO. When the O-NIN Wars 
set YAMASHIRO smiths on the road, YOSHITSUGU and YOSHISADA found 
favorable exile in MINO SEKI. Work and study allowed a background 
to found the KURAMA SEKI style mix at their return in MEI-O 1492.

            KURAMA SEKI:  HEIANJO,  MINO style mix.  Wide blades, 
            shallow curve. TAKENOKO TANTO. CHU-SUGUHA, KO-MIDARE, 
            GUNOME-MIDARE, YA-no-NE "Arrowhead" and HITATSURA.
__________                     __________  __________________
YOSHITSUGU(1) MEI-TOKU 1390    YOSHISHIGE  SUGAWARA YOSHINAGA
____|_____                            - O-EI 1394 -
YOSHITSUGU(2) KA-KICHI 1441   __________                         
    |______________           MITSUTOSHI EI-KYO 1429             
____|_____     ____|____      __________                         
YOSHITSUGU(3)  YOSHISADA      SHIGETSUGU KAN-SHO 1460            
  KURAMA SEKI Founders    __________ _________ _________ ________
     - MEI-O 1492 -       SHIGETSUGU YOSHINAGA KUNITSUGU SADASUKE
                                       - EI-SHO 1504 -   
__________             _________           __________ __________
YOSHITSUGU             KANEMICHI           YOSHITSUGU SHIGETSUGU
TAI-EI 1521           TEN-MON 1532            - KEI-CHO 1596 -    

YOSHITSUGU(1) O-AN: MOKUME with MASAME. SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE BA.

YOSHISHIGE O-EI: Late SANJO Group at the KURAMA Gate. SUGUHA with
        KO-ASHI and GUNOME KO-MIDARE HA.

YOSHINAGA O-EI: SUGUHA with ASHI.

MITSUTOSHI EI-KYO: MOKUME HADA. SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE BA.

YOSHITSUGU(2) KA-KICHI: From EI-KYO 1429. Late SANJO (HEIANJO) at 
           KURAMA-DERA. SUGUHA with ASHI and GUNOME-MIDARE HA.

SHIGETSUGU KAN-SHO: SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE BA.

YOSHITSUGU(3) MEI-O: Work period to EI-SHO 1504. A mix of HEIANJO 
           and MINO SEKI.  SUGUHA, KO-MIDARE mix or GUNOME-MIDARE 
           in O-NOTARE based HITATSURA BA. HORIMONO is in HEIANJO 
           NAGAYOSHI style.  A gentle FUNAZOKO-GATA "Boat-bottom" 
           NAKAGO falls to KURIJIRI with SUJIKAI YASURI.

YOSHISADA MEI-O: YOSHINORI line smith who worked with YOSHITSUGU
        The O-NIN War pushed SANJO YOSHINORI School smiths to 
        MINO. HEIANJO NAGAYOSHI and YOSHINORI roots join SEKI to
        put returning stylists at the head of the KURAMA SEKI 
        school. GUNOME-MIDARE in HITATSURA and O-NOTARE BA. A 
        gentle slope  of KURAMA FUNAZOKO "Boat-bottom" KURIJIRI
        NAKAGO and SUJIKAI YASURI.

YOSHINAGA EI-SHO: Last of the HEIANJO YOSHINAGA line takes KURAMA
        SEKI style. GUNOME-MIDARE HITATSURA and O-NOTARE BA. 

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