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YAMASHIRO


                 

YAMASHIRO RAI School
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KUNITOSHI SHO-O 1288                         TOMOYASU EI-NIN 1293
   |________________________ _____________ ___________ _________
___|____  - brothers -   ___|____     ____|____   ____|____     |
TOMOKUNI - SHO-WA 1312 - KUNIZANE(1)  TOMOSHIGE   TOMOMITSU     |
___|____                 ___|____      O-CHO 1311  TOKU-JI 1306 |
KUNIMUNE BUN-WA 1352     KUNIZANE(2)             _______________|
________                  KEM-MU 1334        ___|____
YUKIZANE GEN-KO 1331                         KUNIKURA GEN-KO 1331
   |_________                                ___|____
___|____  ___|____                           KUNIKURA O-EI 1394
YUKIZANE  SUYETOMO
   - O-EI 1394 -

TOMOYASU EI-NIN: RAI. MOKUME HADA. SUGUHA and GUNOME to CHOJI BA
        with ASHI. TOMOYASU in O-AN 1368 as well.

TOMOMITSU TOKU-JI (f: KUNITOSHI):  NOTARE-MIDARE or KO-MIDARE BA
        with ASHI.

TOMOKUNI SHO-WA (f: KUNITOSHI, br: KUNIZANE): Work appears from
        TOKU-JI 1306 to GEN-KO 1331 and late KAMAKURA to early
        NAMBOKUCHO SUGATA is expected. However, most swords are 
        presently altered. A repeating theme found in the 
        descendent lines of RAI KUNITOSHI and RYOKAI is short
        swords in KANMURI-OTOSHI. There are KANMURI TANTO and 
        HIRA-TSUKURI KO-WAKIZASHI. An 8 SUN MU-SORI TANTO was 
        made. KO-ITAME has JI-NIE and RAI-style patching. SUGU 
        ASAKI-NOTARE lashes KO-ASHI defined KO-GUNOME together.
        NIJUBA mixes with SUNAGASHI. KO-NIE can embrace ASHI. 
        Look for UCHINOKE doubling. Signed pieces, especially 
        with rough HADA, should remind one to think of later 
        generations.

KUNIMUNE BUN-WA (t: TOMOKUNI): This name is also listed as a son
        of RAI KUNITOSHI from GEN-O 1319. However, there is 
        possibly only one KUNIMUNE. A HIRA-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE 
        8.9 SUN, slightly curved NAMBOKUCHO TANTO places this
        TOMOKUNI student to BUN-WA 1352. SHIRA-KE KO-ITAME with
        MASAME has JI-NIE. His GUNOME seems regularly set.
        SUNAGASHI runs in deep NIOI. BOSHI: NOTARE to KO-MARU.

KUNIZANE(1) SHO-WA (f: KUNITOSHI, br: TOMOKUNI): ITAME of MASAME.
           SUGUHA with ASHI. NOTARE BA and GUNOME HA.

YAMASHIRO RAI
                Late KAMAKURA sees RAI influence spreading out
            - NAKAJIMA -                - OMI - 
     _____________
     RAI KUNITOSHI SHO-O 1288
               |__________________________________ __________ 
_______________|__                ________________|____      |
SAGAMI JU KUNISUYE GEN-O 1319     NAKAJIMA RAI KUNINAGA      |
_______________|_____                     GEN-TOKU 1329      |
NAKAJIMA RAI KUNIYASU GEN-TOKU 1329           _______________|
               |________________        _____|_______    ____|___
 ______________|_____   ________|___    OMI MITSUKANE    KUNIYASU
 ECHIZEN RAI KUNIYASU   RAI MORIMUNE         |______  BUN-PO 1317
          TEI-JI 1362     BUN-WA 1352   _____|___ __|______
__________                              MICHISADA MORICHIKA
RAI MUNETO BUN-WA 1352                    - BUN-WA 1352 -


MITSUKANE BUN-PO: RAI smith. BIZEN NAGAMITSU student apprentices
        with RAI KUNITOSHI. Teacher and student bring RAI to OMI
        in EN-KEI 1308. MITSUKANE known for thick blades of well-
        made steel and SUGUHA. MITSUKANE students move to OMI. 
        See OMI.

KUNIYASU BUN-PO (t: KUNITOSHI): ITAME with MASAME. SUGUHA and 
        KO-CHOJI with ASHI. Another KUNIYASU in EI-SHO 1504.

KUNISUYE GEN-O (f: KUNITOSHI): SAGAMI JU. SUGU and NOTARE-MIDARE.

KUNIYASU GEN-TOKU (f: RAI KUNISUYE): Son-in-law of KUNITOSHI, or
        possibly son - there are conflicts. He transferred to 
        AWAJI-SHO in SETTSU helping create the NAKAJIMA RAI and
        AWAJI RAI Schools. Made a 3.5 SHAKU O-DACHI for the 
        HACHIMAN SHINTO Shrine. ITAME with MASAME. SUGUHA.

KUNINAGA GEN-TOKU (f: RAI KUNISUYE, t: KUNITOSHI): Transferred to
        SETTSU founding the NAKAJIMA RAI. Late KAMAKURA style 
        TACHI SUGATA. His standing KO-ITAME has rich JI-NIE. 
        SUGU KUICHIGAI BA with YO. YAKIBA widens in MONOUCHI.
        BOSHI is KUZURE ICHI-MAI to CHU-MARU KAERI. See SETTSU
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