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The Eight DO

SAIKAIDO
- The Eight Roads of KOTO



HIZEN O-MURA NORISUYE School 
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________                      CHIKUGO MIIKE Line    
SUYESADA BUN-PO 1317                  |____________________      
   FUJITSU                   _________|___  -brothers- ____|_____
                             MIIKE MITSUYO O-EI 1394   MITSUSHIGE
                             CHIKUGO and HIZEN border one another
                              and O-AN MITSUYO transfers in O-EI
O-MURA School Founder
NORISUYE(1) First signed: TOSHINARI TEI-WA 1345 
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NORISUYE(2) O-EI 1394     NORIYUKI(1)       SUYESADA KO-EI 1342 |
___|____                     | TEI-JI 1362  ___|____            |
NORISUYE(3) BUN-AN 1444      |              SUYESADA O-EI 1394  |
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NORISUYE(4) BUN-MEI 1469  ___|____             ___|____         |
___|____                  NAGAYUKI O-EI 1394   NORIYUKI(2)      |
NORISUYE(5) MEI-O 1492    ___|____                O-EI 1394     |
                          NAGAMOTO BUN-AN 1444                  |
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SUYEFUSA SHO-HEI 1346     SUYEHIDE(1) KO-SHO 1455               |
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UJIFUSA EN-BUN 1356       SUYEHIDE(2)    ___|___                 
                          BUN-MEI 1469   MITSUYO(2) KYO-TOKU 1452
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SUYEHISA O-EI 1394                       MITSUYO(3) MEI-O 1492   
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SUYEHISA KYO-TOKU 1452                   MITSUYO(4) TEN-MON 1532 
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SUYENAGA BUN-MEI 1469                    MITSUYO(5) EI-ROKU 1558 
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HISAYASU KYO-ROKU 1528   
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MITSUCHIKA TEN-MON 1532

NORISUYE(1) TEI-WA: First signed TOSHINORI. MOKUME. SUGUHA with
        ASHI and SUGU KO-MIDARE HA.

NORISUYE(2) O-EI: Resembles NORISUYE(1), MOKUME HADA with SUGU
        KO-MIDARE HA.

NORISUYE(3)BUN-AN: ITAME is MOKUME. SUGU GUNOME KO-MIDARE and
        GUNOME-NOTARE BA.

SUYESADA(1) KO-EI (t: NORISUYE): TSUKAZAKI. Main work between
        KO-EI 1342 and SHO-HEI 1346. 

SUYESADA(3)O-EI: TSUKAZAKI. Worked into EI-KYO.KO-ITAME with
        MASAME having CHIKEI "coming out." HOSO-SUGUHA in falling
        NIOI.

NORIYUKI TEI-JI (f: NORISUYE): ISAHAYA. SUGUHA and  SUGU GUNOME 
        KO-MIDARE HA.

NORIYUKI O-EI: SANI. SUGU GUNOME-MIDARE HA.



HIZEN O-MURA School NAGAMOTO BUN-AN (f: NAGAYUKI): SANI. ISAHAYA JU. SUNAGASHI runs through KO-NIE KO-GUNOME MIDARE that shows HOTSURE. SUYEHIDE(1) KO-SHO (f: NAGAMOTO): TSUKAZAKI-SHO JU. SANI NORISUYE group is associated with NAMINOHIRA style, therefore AYASUGI can be expected as a mix in his running ITAME with MASAME. Clear NIOI SUGUHA with ASHI. SUYEHIDE(2) BUN-MEI: ISAHAYA JU. Continues NORISUYE tradition. SUYENORI BUN-MEI: SANI. ITAME with MASAME runs. SUGU KO-MIDARE. O-MURA MITSUYO(1) O-EI: CHIKUGO O-AN MITSUYO comes to HIZEN. His name is seen from both provinces. Swords remain with MIIKE style in running ITAME of MASAME and O-HADA seen to "come out." A clear and distinct SHIRA-KE UTSURI marks the O-EI smith. NIOI-DEKI SUGUHA are expected, but also GUNOME HA as KO-GUNOME KO-MIDARE HA. BO-HI - a MIIKE trait. O-MURA MITSUSHIGE EI-KYO (br: MITSUYO): O-MURA JU. Running ITAME. SUGUHA and GUNOME patterns. O-MURA MITSUYO(2) KYO-TOKU (f: NORISUYE): Running ITAME. KO-NIE SUGU GUNOME-MIDARE KO-MIDARE HA. MITSUYO(3) MEI-O: O-MURA JU. Said influenced by the SUE-SOSHU - when competitors were SOSHU TSUNAHIRO in theater with the "BUNGI Triad" of SHIMADA YOSHISUKE, HEIANJO NAGAYOSHI and ISE SENGO MURAMASA School. Wide HIRA-TSUKURI TANTO and long swords in ITAME with the rolling NOTARE YAKIBA of TOBI-YAKI to GUNOME-MIDARE HA and HITATSURA BA styles as temptress.
HIZEN ENJU - ENJU KUNIKIYOs' son arrives from HIGO. _____________ _______ _______ ENJU TOKISUYE EI-WA 1375 AKIKUNI IYEMORI __________________ _________ TEN-MON 1532 KO-JI 1555 HIZEN ENJU AKIKUNI YOSHIYUKI ________________ - O-EI 1394 - RYUZOJI SUYEKAZU TEN-SHO 1573 TOKISUYE EI-WA (f: ENJU KUNIKIYO, gf: KIKUCHI KUNIYOSHI): His is the main ENJU line. ISAHAYA. SUGU KO-NOTARE BA. ENJU famous for finely worked HADA that shows SHIRA-KERU, a "turbid-white" film on the surface. ARIKUNI O-EI (f: O-AN KIKUCHI ARIKUNI): He seems to have avoided the O-EI madness. SUGATA observed is the last of NAMBOKU or of the beginning MUROMACHI styles. ARIKUNI TEN-MON: SUGU KO-NOTARE GUNOME HA. IYEMORI KO-JI: KO-MOKUME. KO-NIE SUGUHA.
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