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MINO and the Naoe Shizu
          Students of KANEUJI  find NAOE Town




MINO SHIZU: KANEUJI founds MINO and the NAOE SHIZU

Technical SUGATA - Shallow curve of gently tapered width.
            HADA - Fine KO-MOKUME, ITA MASA mix. JI-NIE on clear, 
                   moist blue steel. UZU. Some pronounced HADA in 
                   the folds. CHIKEI.
           HAMON - A few HIRO-SUGU, but mostly O-MIDARE, GUNOME-
                   TOGARI MIDARE, O-GUNOME O-NOTARE, and NOTARE-
                   MIDARE with KINSUJI and INAZUMA. NIE-TSUYU on 
                   NIOI. SUNAGASHI and ASHI. NIJU.
           BOSHI - MIDARE or KAEN. Some TOGARI. Little turnback.
          NAKAGO - Many SURIAGE and usually with two character 
                   signatures if any. MU-MEI is the NAOE signature.

NAOE SHIZU were descendants. Their blades are lighter and of
less curvature but have otherwise similar characteristics.

      "The Ten Students"
      MINO-DEN Founder SHIZU KANEUJI GEN-O 1319  * Bell-Ringer for Mino *
     ____________________ _________|______________ _____________ ___________
____|_____ -br- _________|____  ___|_________  ___|____      ___|_____  ____|___
MITSUYOSHI      SHIZU KANETOMO  NAOE KANETOSHI NAGAKANE(2)   KANETSUGU  KANENORI
    |  __________|____ | - TEI-WA 1345 - ___________| O-AN 1368   |________ SANAMI KANENORI(1) |   ___________|_ ________|______ ______________ ____|___ ____|________ |   NAOE KANENOBU ZENJO KANESHIGE NAOE KANESHIGE KANEYUKI SENA KANETOMO TEI-WA/OEI |_________ _______ ________ ________|___ ________|________ ____|____ ____|____ __|____ ___|____ NAOE KANENAO
____|___ ____|____ ___|____ KANETOSHI KANETSUGU KANEUJI KANEHISA _______ KANEKUNI KANETSUGU KANEYUKI ____|____ ___|____ KANEIYE O-AN 1368
- MEI-TOKU/OEI 1394 - KANETSUGU KANEHISA ___|___
KANEIYE OEI 1394

Descendants to SEKI

Wide, curved Tachi with strong, elongated Chu-Kissaki

SHIZUSABURO KANEUJI KEM-MU 1334: Tegai roots from Yamato. Shizu Kaneuji and
Kanetomo arrive in Mino finding their base at Naoe.
See Kaneuji
See earlier pieces in: Yamato Shizu
KANEUJI traveled for work in Kamakura and then moved the new SOSHU
style SHIZU School to Naoe in Mino, altering his
signature Kane-form
to use the KEN "bushel".
JITETSU of the NAOE SHIZU





Sena Group                        SHIZU KANEUJI
__________________|
______|___ -br- _________|____
MITSUYOSHI SHIZU KANETOMO(1) KEM-MU 1334
| |______________________
| __________|____ ____|___
____________________| SANAMI KANENORI(1) OEI 1394 KANEKAGE TEI-WA 1345
_______|_________-br- ______|_____ ________ ________
NARAGORO KANEYUKI SENA KANETOMO TEI-WA 1345 MOROKANE TEI-WA KANEKUNI EI-WA 1375
____|___ | (to MEI-TOKU 1390) ________ 1345 ___|____
KANEHIRO O-EI 1394 | MOROMUNE EN-BUN KANEKUNI O-EI 1394
______|_________ |_______________ __________ ___________
HACHIYA TSUGUKANE ____|___ ___|____ ____|____ ____|___
____|__________ KANETSUGU OEI KANEYUKI KUNISHIGE KANEKUNI MEI-TOKU 1390
HACHIYA KANEAKI _____|__ MEI-TOKU 1390
BUN-GI 1501 KANESATO KA-KICHI 1441

MITSUYOSHI KEM-MU 1334 (f: KANEUJI): UEMONJIRO. To ENBUN 1356. UEMONJIRO. NAOE.
Brother of KANETOMO. His son is AKASAKA SENJUIN SENSHIN, see AKASAKA SENJUIN,
grandson is SAEMONSHIRO KANEHIRO, See TOKUEI.
MITSUYOSHI

KANETOMO(1) KEM-MU (t:KANEUJI 1): Son and student. Uemon-no-Jo. Uemonsaburo.
Originally TEGAI style. Moved with KANEUJI(1) to MINO, changing the
first character of his name along with his KEM-MU YAMATO style.
Buddhist name: HOMYO-ATSUA. Made many important pieces.
Work period between TEI-WA 1345 and KO-WA 1381. MITSU-MUNE DAMBIRA
are seen between EN-BUN 1356 and TEI-JI 1368 time.
ITAME HADA has MASAME running and BO-UTSURI.
KO-NIE DEKI of undulating NOTARE holding GUNOME-MIDARE figures.
Boshi are Midare with TSUKI-AGE and long KAERI.
Past O-An we see 9 Sun, Ihori-mune Tanto. JI-TETSU become a running
O-ITAME with MASAME. JO-NIE DEKI NOTARE with GUNOME; and BOSHI are
often HAKIKAKE. ZAI-MEI are to be carefully judged. See YAMATO.
See KANETOMO example in KANEUJI.
MEI: KANETOMO

KANEKAGE TEI-WA 1345 (f: NAOE SHIZU KANETOMO): Work from the KEM-MU to EI-WA time.
MAGOJIRO. NAOE SHIZU smith, working in the center of their time.
KANEKAGE

MOROKANE TEI-WA: NAOE SHIZU. HOMYO DOSEN.
MOROKANE

MOROMUNE EN-BUN: NAOE SHIZU. Originally from YAMATO. KO-GUNOME TOGARI BA has
SUNAGASHI. WAZAMONO rated.
NOSHU MOROMUNE

KANENORI O-AN (t: KANEUJI}: SHIROUEMON. NAOE SHIZU.
KANENORI SAKU

SANAMI KANENORI(1) OEI (f: SHIZU KANETOMO): NORI form: SOKU "Law". HOMYO SANAMI.
A founder of SANAMI School. See SANAMI.

KANETOMO(2)TEI-JI (f:KANETOMO 1): TEGAI. Thought to be NAOE KANETOMO (MINO KANETOMO 2). HIRA-TSUKURI, MITSU-MUNE, strong and wide DAMBIRA. Luminous ITAME-HADA under a veil of JI-NIE. KO-NIE DEKI shallow NOTARE GUNOME-MIDARE with some KO-ASHI and YO. SUNAGASHI. HAKIKAKE BOSHI with TSUKI-AGE KAERI (thrust and swept). See YAMATO. MEI: KANETOMO
KANETOMO O-EI (f: MITSUYOSHI): TOKURO. Lived in NAOE. He is SENA. He moved
moved from NAOE to SEKI and joined the SAMAMI
.
ITAME with MASAME with SHIRAKE. KO-NIE SUGU lines having KO-GUNOME
within. See the SANAMI.
KANETOMO

KANESHIGE OEI (f: KANENORI, grf: KANETOMO): SHIGE form: HO "wrap". NAOE JU.
KANESHIGE

KUNISHIGE KEM-MU - SHIROMARU. Said to have been in SENA Group - however the
dates strain this. SENA is KANETOMO, third man and in the mid to late
century. Still possible but perhaps names were confused. He is
AKASAKA SENJUIN KUNISHIGE. See AKASAKA SENJUIN.

KANETOMO O-AN 1368: KANE form: CHI "To know". NAOE smith.
KANETOMO

KANEYUKI MEI-TOKU 1390 (br: KANETOMO): NAOE SHIZU. Work from MEI-TOKU to
the OEI. Buddhist name: NARAGORO. Second generation is the son of
KANESADA. See NARA and HACHIYA.

KANEHIRO O-EI (f: KANEYUKI): KANE form: KIN "Gold". Son of "SEKI KANEYUKI" is
therefore possible to be in HACHIYA.

KANEKUNI MEI-TOKU 1390 (t: KANETOMO, f: YAMATO KANEKUNI): TAIMASAEMON.
Buddhist
name: HOMYO-DOCHIN.
From YAMATO TAIMA to NAOE town. RYO-WAZAMONO.
TAIMA
NOSHU JU KANEKUNI

KANETSUGU OEI (f: SENA, grf: KANETOMO): HOMYO-DOSHO. Lived in NAOE. Made SUGUHA
and KO-NOTARE BA.
KANETSUGU

KANESATO KA-KICHI f: KANETSUGU, grf: KANETOMO): NAOITARO. NAOE stylist. Wirk from
KA-CHI to O-NIN. 2nd Generation transfers to AKASAKA in the O-NIN 1467 time.
KANESATO

KANENORI OEI (f: NAOE KANETOMO): Founder of SANAMI. See SANAMI.


KANEIYE OEI: IYE form: TAKU "Home". ROKUROZAEMON. NAOE smith. Descendants to SEKI.
See SANAMI and SEKI.

KANEKUNI EI-WA and OEI. Two men at NAOE. KUNI form: HO "Country" Descendants to
SANAMI.
KANEKUNI

KANETSUGU Group
KANETSUGU
 ___________ _______________|__________
___________|_ ________|______ ________|_____ ___|____
NAOE KANENOBU ZENJO KANESHIGE NAOE KANESHIGE KANEMASA O-EI 1394
________|___
NAOE KANENAO

KANETSUGU TEI-WA 1345 (f: KANEUJI(1): NAOE town. Another son and student of
SHIZU KANEUJI. NAOE SHIZU man in the style of his father.
Made MUMEI 7 SUN TANTO that are narrow-bodied. Come RYAKU-O 1338, We
see the wide-bodied NAMBOKU DAMBIRA.
ITAME HADA has MASAME with JI-NIE that is SHIRAKE.
KO-NIE DEKI GUNOME-MIDARE patterns, NOTARE lines, GUNOME TOGARI mix
are seen.
TOGARI HAKIKAKE BOSHI.
Early period TANTO NAKAGO are FURISODE. Then FUNAGATA. HA-AGARI JIRI.
KANETSUGU

KANENOBU KO-RYAKU 1379 (t: KANETSUGU, f: KANEUJI): NAOE SHIZU smith. SAEMONJIRO.
Work period from O-AN 1368 through EI-TOKU 1381 time frames. Wide, thin
bodied
TANTO and DAMBIRA.
Standing ITAME HADA runs with MASAME where SHIRAKE is developed.
NIE-DEKI and KO-NIE GUNOME-MIDARE mixes with TOGARI.
Shallow MIDARE BOSHI
with TOGARI head and JIZO style.
Exceptional HORI of SANKO TSUKA Sword and Vajra Handle and Lotus. BONJI
and KURIKARA Dragons.
KANENOBU

KANETSUGU OEI (t: KANETSUGU): NAOE smith. TSUGU form: KEI "Inherit". WAZAMONO
rated. Made GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
KANETSUGU

KANEMASA OEI 1394 (f: KANETSUGU): NAOE smith. Several theories collide.
1): He could be the second son of KANETOMO.
2): He is MATAJIRO KANEMASA and his grandfather is KANENORI where he
leaves for SANAMI, becoming KANEMASA(1). His line then moves to HACHIYA.
KANEMASA

ZENJO KANESHIGE EI-KYO (f: KANETSUGU): See ZENJO.

NAOE KANESHIGE TEI-JI: maker of excellence. NAOE SHIZU.
Said to be a different man than ZENJO KANESHIGE

KANESHIGE

KANENAO KO-RYAKU (f: KANESHIGE): SAEMONJIRO. NAOE smith. KANENAO(2) moves to SEKI
in the OEI. KANENAO in BUNMEI forward are ZENJO. See ZENJO






Meibutsu Wakebe Shizu
Nagasa: 2 Shaku 3 Sun 3 Bu (70.59cm)
Sori: 6 Bu 5 Rin (1.96cm)
Moto-haba: 1 Sun 5 Rin (3.2cm)
Saki-haba: 7 Bu 5 Rin (2.3cm)
Kissaki-naga: 1 Sun 2 Bu 7 Rin (3.85cm)
Nakago: 5 Sun 7 Bu 7 Rin (17.5cm)
Nakagozori: 1 Bu (0.3cm)


Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune to strong Chu-Kissaki. Bo-Hi falls the whole of the length.
Ko-Itame Hada has thick Ji-Nie dappled over the surface.
Ko-Nie O-Midare and Gunome-Midare mix together where Tobiyaki hangs above Sunagashi Niju. Defined Nioi-guchi specifies the line.
Midare-Komi Tsuki-age Boshi of Hakikake.
O-Suriage Mumei.




Kanetomo - Juyo Bijutsu-Hin

Kanetomo
Nagasa: 8 Sun 5 Bu 7 Rin (28.3cm)
Very subtle Sori
Moto-haba: 7 Bu 8.8 Rin (2.6cm)
Nakago: 2 Sun 8 Bu 5 Rin (9.4cm)
Very gentle Nakagozori

Hira-tsukuri, Ihori-mune, wide Namboku Dambira with thin Kasane. Bo-Hi and Tsura-bi run the length.
Masame Hada has Itame mixed. Much Ji-Nie.
Notare has Gunome falling Chika-i near the Ha. Yakiba has profusion of Sunagashi and Nie.
NotareKomi Boshi, KoMaru where the Kaeri is deep.
Ubu, Kurijiri Nakago has two Mekugi-ana, one is Kaku, and signed:

               Kanetomo


Naoe Shizu Tanto  Juyo Bunkazai

Naoe Shizu Tanto
Nagasa: 8 Sun 3 Bu 5 Rin (25.3cm)
Uchizori
Moto-haba: 7 Bu 2 Rin (2.2cm)
Nakago: 3 Sun 1 Bu (9.45cm)


Possession of the Kuroda Family
Hira-tsukuri, Mitsu-mune, Uchizori Tanto.
Itame-Hada has much Ji-Nie and Chikei in the steel.
Wildly rising and falling O-Gunome Midare Ba in deep Nioi-Fukashi and Ko-Nie. There is Ashi, Yo, Tobi-yaki and Kinsuji.
Boshi and Monouchi are filled as Midare-Komi.
Ubu, Kurijiri Nakago. One Mekugi-ana of many mounts.


See Tokubetsu Shizu

Meibutsu Wakebe Shizu - Juyo Bunkazai


KANETOSHI Group
______________
NAOE KANETOSHI TEI-WA 1345
________|_______ ________ ________________________
_____|___ ____|____ __|____ ___|____ ____|___
KANETOSHI KANETSUGU KANEUJI KANEHISA DOA OEI 1394 KANEMASA MEI-TOKU 1390
____|____ |_________
KANETSUGU ___|____ ___|_____________
KANEHISA MATAROKU KANEYASU EI-KYO/HO-TOKU 1449

KANETOSHI TEI-WA 1345 (t: KANEUJI): TOSHI: GO "Last" KEM-MU through TEI-JI 1368.
Student of KANEUJI. NAOE SHIZU stylist and teacher. SUGU and
GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
KANETOSHI
MINO NAOE JU KANETOSHI

KANETOSHI EI-WA (f: KANETOSHI): TOSHI: RI "Advantage". NAOE town and stylist
after his teacher.
KANETOSHI
NOSHU NAOE JU KANETOSHI

KANEYASU HO-TOKU 1449 (f: KANETOSHI): Founder of TOKUIN. Adopted son of DOA
KANEHISA. Called MATAROKU. Work between EI-KYO 1429 and the HO-TOKU.
Buddhist name: HOMYO TOKUIN. See TOKUIN Group.

KANETSUGU OEI 1394: TSUGU form: KEI "Inherit". NAOE SHIZU group. ITAME HADA
with MASA.
GUNOME-MIDARE patterns.
KANETSUGU

KANEUJI O-EI: SHIZU.
ITAME HADA runs with MASAME.
KO-NIE DEKI of OEI-style KOSHI-HIRAKI GUNOME. By the time the OEI
comes
to call, we begin to see the waning of NAOE SHIZU style.
New venues
attract and some smiths find SEKI, AKASAKA and MUROYA
beckoning.

Thin strokes on a long MEI
KANEUJI
MINO-no-KUNI JUNIN KANEUJI

KANEUJI BUN-MEI: Moves from NAOE to AKASAKA.

KANEHISA O-EI (f: KANETOSHI): Son and student of NAOE SHIZU KANETOSHI. Others
say
he was under RI KANETOSHI. TAROSAEMON. Also: ROKUROSAEMON. Starts
in EI-WA
1375 and conjecture has suggested TAROSAEMON is the first
generation, where
OEI ROKUROSAEMON is second. Since the stretch of time
from BUN-WA 1352 to
the OEI is some 40 years, it seems there is but one
generation.

Buddhist name: HOMYO DOA. There is a NAOE style DAMBIRA with the MEI of
NOSHU SEKI JU and we can then know that he moved from NAOE to SEKI.
ITAME HADA has thin JINIE. A noted example is so well worked, it appears
MU-JI. His steel is so well-made, his JINIE and JITETSU appears wet.
NIOI-DEKI SUGUHA and KO-NOTARE HAMON which will become NIJUBA from
KUICHIGAI.
YAMATO styling seems strong with KANEHISA as UTSURI YAKIDASHI
may grace the
lower and SHIRAKE against the MUNE.
KO-MARU BOSHI is HAKIKAKE with a gentle fall.
Grandson of KANEHISA, KANEYASU is founder of TOKUIN in HO-TOKU.
See TOKUIN.

KANEHISA
NOSHU JU KANEHISA
NOSHU SEKI JU SAEMON-no-JO KANEHISA

Naoe Kanenobu Tachi
Nagasa: 70.8cm
Nakago: 22.1cm


Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune, stout Chu-Kissaki. The upper straightens with a slight Sakizori, where Koshizori predominates in the lower.
Strongly standing Itame, Mokume mix, runs. JiNie becomes Ara in places.
Drifting Aski-Notare holds a Nioi-Deki Gunome-Midare Hamon. Shimaba occasionally dots while Hotsure brushes. Mune-yaki touches along the back.
Fine Ko-Nie Hakikake Boshi.
O-Suriage Nakago has two Mekugi-ana.


Naoe Kanenobu Tachi


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