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The Eight DO

SAIKAIDO
- The Eight Roads of KOTO



BUNGO RYOKAI 
               Main developmental output was BUN-AN to BUN-MEI.
               The strength of YAMASHIRO RYOKAI slowly dropped 
               away with time. 
               Note:BUZEN and BUNGO were common stepping-stones 
               for smiths of this school. See BUZEN RYOKAI  
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YAMASHIRO HISANOBU School                       
  ________|____                           YOSHIMASA MEI-TOKU 1390
  KYO YOSHISADA (1) RYAKU-O 1338         (and BUZEN, later: KYO)
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BUNGO YOSHISADA(2) "TSUKUSHI RYOKAI" O-AN 1368       
          |______________________ __________________________
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BUNGO YOSHISADA(3) O-EI 1394 YOSHIZANE(1)           KYO NOBUMITSU
__________|____                  | O-EI 1394          EI-KYO 1429
BUZEN YOSHISADA(4) BUN-AN 1444   |   
    _____________________________|     BUZEN USA KAJI
___|_____              __________|____                  
HIDEYOSHI EI-KYO 1429  BUZEN YOSHIZANE(2) EI-KYO 1429   
___|____                         |__________________________ 
IYEMITSU and BUZEN     __________|____                  ____|____
  CHO-ROKU 1457        BUZEN YOSHIZANE(3) BUN-MEI 1469  HIDEYOSHI
                                                     BUN-MEI 1469
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IYEYOSHI O-EI 1394            YOSHINAO(1) O-EI 1394  
___|____                      ____|___               
IYEYOSHI BUN-MEI 1469         YOSHINAO(2) BUN-AN 1444
                  _________ _________ _________
                  YOSHIMASA YOSHIMORI YOSHIHIDE
                         - EI-KYO 1429 -       
          ________________  _______________  ________________
          RYOKAI NOBUYOSHI  RYOKAI NOBUKUNI  RYOKAI YASUMITSU
            BUN-AN 1444             - KA-KICHI 1441 -
__________ __________            ___________________             
YOSHITSUGU YOSHISHIGE            YAMASHIRO MASAYOSHI KO-SHO 1455
   - MEI-O 1492 -                          ____|____  
_________                                  MASAYOSHI TEN-MON 1532
SADAYOSHI MEI-O 1492             ________________                
____|____                        BUZEN TSUNEYOSHI(1) BUN-MEI 1469
SADAYOSHI KO-JI 1555             __________|_____                
________  _________              BUNGO TSUNEYOSHI(2) EI-SHO 1504 
IYEMITSU  SHIGEYUKI                  _________
 - EI-ROKU 1558 -                    YOSHIHIRO TAI-EI 1521 

YOSHISADA(2) O-AN (f: YOSHISADA 1): Founder of RYOKAI in KYUSHU.
        Transferred from YAMASHIRO to BUNGO. His father was 
        student of RYOKAIs' son, HISANOBU. TSUKUSHI (KYUSHU) 
        RYOKAI style traveled without passport. HADA: SHIRA-KE
        KO-ITAME with thin JI-NIE veil. KO-NIE SUGUHA. 
        GUNOME-MIDARE HA with SUNAGASHI.

NOBUMITSU EI-KYO (f: YOSHISADA): From YAMASHIRO. BUZEN USA JU.
           MOKUME MASAME (NOBUKUNI influence). SUGU KO-MIDARE HA.



BUNGO TSUKUSHI RYOKAI YOSHIZANE(1) O-EI (f: YOSHISADA): TSUKUSHI (KYUSHU) RYOKAI. Work from MEI-TOKU 1390 to O-EI 1394 in BUZEN and YAMASHIRO. ITAME HADA veiled in JI-NIE. HAMON: KO-NIE DEKI SUGUHA in the then waning style of the YAMASHIRO RYOKAI. HIDEYOSHI EI-KYO (f: YOSHIZANE): From YAMASHIRO. Followed his father. MOKUME with MASAME. SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE BA. YOSHINAO O-EI: KO-MIDARE BA. IYEYOSHI O-EI: Transferred from YAMASHIRO. IYEYOSHI BUN-MEI: RYOKAI SUKEDAYU. MOKUME with MASAME. SUGUHA and SUGU KO-NOTARE KO-MIDARE or GUNOME-MIDARE of KO-NIE vaguely resembling the fading KYO RYOKAI. Also signed YAMASHIRO JU. YOSHIHIDE EI-KYO: SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE with SUNAGASHI. YOSHIMORI EI-KYO: SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE BA. NOBUYOSHI BUN-AN: MOKUME with MASAME. SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE BA. MASAYOSHI KO-SHO: From YAMASHIRO. MOKUME with MASAME. SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE BA. MORIYASU KAN-SHO: BUZEN also. MOKUME with MASAME. SUGU KO-MIDARE. SADAYOSHI MEI-O: SHIRA-KE ITAME veiled in JI-NIE. NIOI-DEKI SUGU of KO-NIE with KO-ASHI. YOSHITSUGU MEI-O: MOKUME with MASAME. YOSHIZANE style SUGU KO-MIDARE. TSUNEYOSHI EI-SHO: From BUZEN USA School. KO-ITAME with JI-NIE. KO-NIE SUGUHA. Smithing by the river... ________ YUKITADA TEI-JI 1362 ___|____ YUKIMASA(1) KEN-TOKU 1370 ONO JU YUKIMASA: ___|____ SHIRA-KERU "Turbid" running ITAME YUKIMASA(2) O-EI 1394 with O-HADA. KO-NIE DEKI SUGUHA. ___|____ Known for framed KURIKARA YUKIMASA(3) HO-TOKU 1449 (Dragon) HORIMONO. ___|____ YUKIMASA(4) BUN-AN 1444
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