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SAIKAIDO - The Eight Roads of KOTO




"SA YASUYOSHI"
YASUYOSHI(1) SHO-HEI (f: O-SA): Lived in OKIHAMA but 
then moved to NAGATO to found the NAGATO SA.
He is said to have had a constant influence for
SA style, traveling to, or in association with,
 the AKI SA at OHARU. One theory says he is SA,
having the same name, SAEMON-SABURO. SA becoming
a title of YASUYOSHI and his school generally.
He certainly was an active master spreading SA
style throughout the southern reaches of Japan,
making a circuit through the NAMBOKUCHO between
AKI at OHARU and NAGATO, where YASUYOSHI(2) is
said to have resided and worked.
A YASUYOSHI MEI sharpens the eye. See AKI SA and
NAGATO SA.
Like SA, he is known for his TANTO. They
resemble his father's but are wider and longer -
NAMBOKUCHO DAMBIRA.      A few with KOSHI-HI (grooves in the "waist").
In running SHIRA-KE "White" ITAME with MOKUME.
May have BO-UTSURI. There is JI-NIE and CHIKEI.
HAMON: More even height than SA. NOTARE holds
KO-CHOJI of KO-ASHI within, while GUNOME juts.
Occasional TOGARI on the tops is a YASUYOSHI
theme and CHIKUZEN appraisal point. May seem
somewhat populated, and perhaps "Swept."
Japanese technicals usually reference
O-KANEMITSU's GUNOME-CHOJI BA. NIOI-DEKI YAKIBA
runs with SUNAGASHI in thick bush-like MURA
KO-NIE and KINSUJI.
The BOSHI is MIDARE-KOMI with TOGARI, SA style
(thrust and swept) or JIZO BOSHI.
2nd YASUYOSHI to NAGATO.   YASUYOSHI   YASUYOSHI SAKU   SA YASUYOSHI SAKU   CHIKUSHU JU YASUYOSHI   CHOSHU JU YASUYOSHI



Bunkazai Yasuyoshi


Bunkazai Yasuyoshi
NAGASA: 29.4cm 

HIRA-TSUKURI, MITSU-MUNE, wide and thin, elongated NAMBOKUCHO TANTO has  medium GOMABASHI on URA and KOSHI-HI on OMOTE.
Smoothly knit SHIRAKE KO-ITAME HADA has JI-NIE and UTSURI. 
Bright NIOI and KO-NIE ASAKI-NOTARE has GUNOME-MIDARE BA with TOGARI,  SA style. 

MIDARE-KOMI BOSHI has TOGARI head and a long fall. 

UBU, swept NAKAGO resolves in a small KURI-JIRI with one MEKUGI-ANA. 
       Signed:
           YASUYOSHI



Sa Yasuyoshi
                               - In Private Hands



Go Yanagisawa Yasuyoshi - Juyo Bunkazai

Go Yanagisawa Yasuyoshi
Nagasa: 1 Shaku 6 Bu 3 Rin (32.2cm)
Sori: 1 Bu (0.3cm)
Moto-haba: 1 Sun 2 Rin (3.63cm)
Nakago: 3 Sun 5 Rin (10.6cm)


Hira-tsukuri, Mitsu-mune with very slight curve. Bo-Hi Renbi run together.
Intricate and defied Itame, Mokume mixed Shirake Hada that runs.
Ko-Notare Chu-width Ko-Gunome Ba has Ko-Ashi and Sunagashi running. Hamon widens toward the upper, where Midare Tsuki-age Boshi is low.
Ubu, two Mekugi-ana and signed below.

         Yasuyoshi


CHIKUZEN SA School
YASUSADA EN-BUN (f: YASUYOSHI): ITAME with MASAME runs. NIE-DEKI 
          NOTARE-MIDARE with SUNAGASHI.
     CHIKUSHU JU YASUSADA

YASUHIRO TEI-WA (t: YASUYOSHI): GUNOME rides a NOTARE undulation,
        SA style in NIE with SUNAGASHI running through. 
        BOSHI: TSUKI-AGE (SA style thrust-up) KAERI-FUKASHI 
        (deep turnback). 2nd in MEI-TOKU 1390, check style.
     YASUHIRO
YUKIHIRO(1) KAN-O 1350 (t: SA): In the style of O-SA. TANTO have
        similar width and length, but are UCHIZORI. SA-style
        UCHIZORI? - Look to YUKIHIRO. MITSU-MUNE. KO-ITAME has
        CHIKEI. Uneven NOTARE-like line in which GUNOME-MIDARE,
        with some TOGARI, show ASHI where the ends may slant.
        There is KINSUJI in SUNAGASHI. BOSHI is MIDARE with 
        TSUKI-AGE (SA-style "Thrust-up") KAERI.

CHIKUZEN SA School

HIROYUKI SHO-HEI (f: YUKIHIRO): SUGU KO-MIDARE or GUNOME HA with             valleys - TOGARI tops. TOBI (unusual in SA). SADAYUKI SHO-HEI (f: NYUSAI): First proponent of YUKIHIRO. Moved         to AKI. Started the AKI SA - then signed YASUYOSHI. TANTO         of running ITAME MASAME. NIE-DEKI NOTARE GUNOME are          mixed, SA style. HOTSURE moves through the HABUCHI.          BOSHI: TSUKI-AGE "Thrust-up."  Note: SADAYUKI moved to         HIZEN - HIRADO SA school in O-EI. See AKI. YUKIHIRO(2) EI-TOKU (f: YOSHISADA t: SADAYUKI): SUE-SA School.         NOTARE GUNOME mix with SUNAGASHI. HAMON appears like         YUKIHIRO(1), but NIE is ARA (coarse or large). KUNIHIRO SHO-HEI: Shallow, wide-bladed TANTO. Running SHIRA-KE         "White" ITAME with JI-NIE. In NIE-DEKI NOTARE-MIDARE.         KO-MIDARE TOGARI - GUNOME-MIDARE.  MIDARE BOSHI with         TOGARI, SA style. See AKI. HIROYASU SHO-HEI (f: KUNIHIRO): Moved to AKI. Made wide-bladed         short-swords and TACHI. Running ITAME with JI-NIE and          dark CHIKEI. NOTARE GUNOME mix, with SUNAGASHI in          ARA-NIE. KO-MIDARE TOGARI in GUNOME-MIDARE. TSUKI-AGE         "Thrusting" SA School BOSHI. See AKI. KUNIFUSA TEI-WA (t: O-SA): Transferred to HIRADO - HIZEN. KUNIMITSU BUN-WA (f: KUNIFUSA): HAKATA JU. ITAME. GUNOME-MIDARE         and NOTARE BA. Large MEI.

CHIKUZEN SA School

SADAYOSHI SHO-CHU (f: O-SA): O-GUNOME with valleys, GUNOME-MIDARE            with TOGARI. HIDESADA SHI-TOKU: Moved to HIRADO in O-EI. ITAME. GUNOME-MIDARE         NOTARE-MIDARE O-MIDARE. SA(2) O-EI 1394:  KO-NIE KO-MIDARE TOGARI BA. SADAFUSA EN-BUN (SA School): In GUNOME-MIDARE. MUNEYOSHI TEI-JI (t: O-SA): ITAME HADA. O-MIDARE, NOTARE-MIDARE. O-AN SADAYUKI O-AN (f: MUNEYOSHI): His teaching went with IYENAGA         to CHIKUGO - OISHI SA. IYENAGA O-EI: OISHI SA. JIROSAEMON. Student of O-AN SADAYUKI.         OISHI style. SUGU and NOTARE BA. HORIMONO. Descendants in         CHIKUGO: BUN-AN, BUN-MEI, MEI-O, EI-SHO & KYO-ROKU. TOKIYUKI TEI-JI (f: OAN SADAYUKI): ITAME. SUGU NOTARE-MIDARE. HIROSADA - SA School TEI-JI: Running ITAME with JI-NIE. Large         patterned GUNOME-NOTARE with SUNAGASHI. TOGARI BOSHI is         HAKIKAKE (SA style). MORITSUNA KO-O 1389: ITAME. NIE-DEKI NOTARE GUNOME-TOGARI and         GUNOME-MIDARE with SUNAGASHI. YASUMORI O-EI SUE-SA: Running ITAME. GUNOME-MIDARE with SUNAGASHI.

HIROTOSHI O-EI: GUNOME, NOTARE BA has SUNAGASHI running.
TSUKI-AGE BOSHI. - RYO-WAZAMONO.
CHIKUSHU JU HIROTOSHI

                     _______ CHIKUZEN NOBUKUNI:  YOSHIYO KA-KICHI 1441                     __________                     YOSHIMITSU TAI-EI 1521                     NIOI-DEKI SUGUHA is NIJUBA.                     _________ CHIKUZEN RYOKAI:    YOSHISADA O-AN 1368                     __________                     YOSHITOSHI BUN-MEI 1469                     SUGUHA and GUNOME.


Kokuho Yukihiro
NAGASA: 7.8 Sun
MOTO-HABA: 7 Bu
KASANE: 2 Bu
NAKAGO: 3.3 Sun


HIRA-TSUKURI TANTO. KO-ITAME. KO-NOTARE is pushed and pointed from within. SA style KO-ASHI defines GUNOME competing for place. Like SA, the URA is brushed and swept with NIOI-FUKASHI and SUNAGASHI, over-powering the GUNOME definition. KINSUJI hides in KO-NIE. ASHI cuts worn ravines. The lower becomes subtly "Crowded" - SA YAKIDASHI style. BOSHI: MIDARE-KOMI with strong TSUKI-AGE and deep falling KAERI. UBU NAKAGO narrows directly to a small KURI-JIRI with one MEKUGI-ANA.

                  URA: KAN-O GAN NEN HACHI GATSU HI
            OMOTE: CHIKUSHU JU YUKIHIRO


Kokuho Yukihiro



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