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SAIKAIDO - The Eight Roads of KOTO




CHIKUZEN KONGOBYOE - MORITAKA School

                     With raised SHINOGI. MOKUME with MASAME.
_________     Old style KO-MIDARE BA. NOTARE and KO-GUNOME HA.
TAKATSUNA     School known for SUGUHA. BOSHI: KO-MARU.
___|__
RYOSAI (Also: KORESUKE)   - KO-CHIKUZEN -
   |_________________ _______
___|___________   ___|__  ___|__
IMOTO-no-SHI(DE)  NYUSAI  SAIREN
___|_____________    -Uncles-
MORIKUNI KONOMARU Founding Father KO-AN 1278 
___|____         
MORITAKA(1) Founder EI-NIN 1293  "Four Sons"
   |___________________ _____________ ___________ 
___|____           ____|____     ____|____   ____|____
MORITAKA(2)        MORITSUNA(1)  TAKATSUNA   YOSHIMORI(1) 
   | KA-REKI 1326       - KEM-MU 1334 -          | TEI-WA 1345
   |_________________________                    |
___|____   - brothers -   ___|____               |
MORITAKA(3) EN-BUN 1356   FUSAMORI TEI-JI 1362   |
___|____                  ___|_____              |
MORITAKA(4) EI-KYO 1429   YOSHIFUSA EI-TOKU 1381 |
___|____                    _________            |
MORITAKA(5) CHO-ROKU 1457   KOREYOSHI            |
___|____                    BUN-MEI 1469         |
MORITAKA(6) MEI-O 1492                           |
___|____                                         |
MORITAKA(7) EI-SHO 1504                          |
                   ________________________ _____|  
               ___|____                ____|____      
               MORIYASU RYAKU-O 1338   YOSHIMORI EI-TOKU 1381
               ___|____                ____|____            
               MORIYASU O-EI 1394      YOSHIMORI EI-KYO 1429
               ___|____                ____|____        
               MORIYASU KYO-TOKU 1452  YOSHIMORI KYO-TOKU 1452
               ___|____                    |  
               MORIYASU EI-SHO 1504        |  
                      _____________________|   
                  ___|____             ____|____          
                  MORIKIYO MEI-O 1492  YOSHIMORI EI-SHO 1504 
                  ___|____                                    
                  MORINOBU EI-SHO 1504                        



MORIKUNI KO-AN: Their sister's boy, SAIREN and NYUSAI are uncles.
        The KO-CHIKUZEN family were BUNGO KAJI in answer of HOJO
        TOKIMUNE's call. Technical roots are the HEIAN styles of
        YUKIHIRA and the CHOEN line. HADA is pulled and running.
        NIOI is weak with SAIREN, but MASAMUNEs' SOSHU-DEN was to
        effect everyone.

MORITAKA(1) EI-NIN (f: MORIKUNI): KONGOBYOE Founder. Mostly TANTO
        of normal width shaped like SA. ZAI-MEI places EI-NIN,
        however there are signatures that are stylistically not
        earlier than SHO-HEI 1346. One expects NAMBOKUCHO SUGATA
        of SHO-HEI. The earlier SUGATA, therefore, rectifies his
        dates with that of his sons. In running ITAME MOKUME 
        HADA. KO-NIE DEKI SUGUHA, SUGU KO-MIDARE with ASHI. 
        GUNOME-MIDARE HA. SOTOBA no KASHIRA (prayer tablet 
        NAKAGO).


TAKATSUNA KEM-MU (f: MORITAKA 1): "Four Sons" MOKUME with MASAME.
        HOSO-SUGU KO-MIDARE and KO-GUNOME MIDARE HA.

MORITAKA(2) KA-REKI: "Four Sons" GUNOME-MIDARE KO-MIDARE HA.

MORITAKA(3): Running SHIRA-KERU (turbid) ITAME with MASAME. HOSO-
        SUGUHA in NIOI that is deep-falling. SOTOBA "Prayer-
        tablet" NAKAGO.

FUSAMORI TEI-JI (br: MORITAKA): SUGUHA to KO-GUNOME with ASHI.

MORITAKA(7) EI-SHO: Running dark ITAME. KO-NIE SUGUHA and GUNOME.
        Clear NIOI is well-done.

YOSHIFUSA KA-KICHI 1441 (f: FUSAMORI): MINAMOTO YOSHIFUSA

MORITAKA(8)TEN-MON: HOSO-SUGU in defined NIOI or CHU-SUGUHA in
        NIOI that falls. NIE-KUZURE GUNOME-MIDARE HA. 

MORITAKA(9) TEN-SHO: DAZAIFU.

MORIYASU RYAKU-O (f: YOSHIMORI): ITAME. GUNOME KO-MIDARE.

YOSHIMORI TEN-MON: KO-NIE in NIOI-DEKI SUGUHA.

KOREYOSHI BUN-MEI 1469
     HAKATA JU KOREYOSHI
     CHIKUSHU HAKATA JU KOREYOSHI

CHIKUZEN KONGOBYOE
            - MORITSUNA School  "Four Sons"
________ MORITAKA(1) Patriarch ____|____                            _______________ MORITSUNA(1) KEM-MU 1334             REIZEI SADAMORI SHO-HEI 1346     |___________________________ _______________________________ ____|____                   ____|___                            | MORITSUNA(2) EI-TOKU 1381   MORIMASA TEI-JI 1362                | ____|____                   ____|____                           | MORITSUNA(3) O-EI 1394      MORITSUGU(1) O-AN 1368              | ____|____                       |_____________                  | MORITSUNA(4) EI-SHO 1504    ____|____      ___|____             | ____|____                   MORITSUGU(2)   MORIZANE KA-KEI 1387 | MORITSUNA(5) TEN-MON 1532   ____|____      ___|____             |                             MORITSUGU(3)   MORISUMI O-EI 1394   |     ____________________________________ _______________________| ___|____                            ____|____               MORIKIYO KO-EI 1342 to TEI-JI 1362  MORIYOSHI SHO-HEI 1346    |______________________________ ___|____                       ___|____   MORIHIDE TEI-JI to O-EI 1394   FUSAMORI EI-KYO 1429    |___________ __________________________ ___|____   ____|____                   ___|____  MORIHIDE   MORISHIGE(1) SHI-TOKU 1384  MORINOBU EI-TOKU 1381  O-EI 1394     |_________________________            ____|____                  ___|____            MORISHIGE(2) BUN-AN 1444   MORIMOTO O-EI 1394            ____|____                    ________            MORISHIGE(3) EN-TOKU 1489    MORIKUNI(1) KO-RYAKU 1379            ____|____                    ___|____                          MORISHIGE(4) TAI-EI 1521     MORIKUNI O-EI 1394                ____|____                    ________                    MORISHIGE(5) EI-ROKU 1558    MORIKUNI EI-SHO 1504 ________                                ___|____          MORIYOSHI TEN-MON 1532                  MORIKUNI TEN-MON 1532












Kongobyoe Moritaka

Nagasa: 68.7cm

Strong Kamakura Shinogi-tsukuri, Maru-mune Funbari Tachi Sugata with Ko-Kissaki. Koshihorimono across the Shinogi on Ura.
Strongly stated and intricate Mokume Itame mix with O-Hada has Utsuri, Jinie and Chikei.
Hoso-Suguha shows Uchinoke in Nie-Deki and Nioi-Fukashi and is exemplified with strong Kinsuji, Sunagashi and Ko-Ashi.
Hakikake Boshi.
O-Suriage Nakago has two Mekugi-ana.

Courtesy Fred Fimio,
Japanese Sword Society of Canada





CHIKUZEN KONGOBYOE - MORITSUNA School  "Four Sons"
________
MORIYASU KA-REKI 1326  
___|____                   _______            
MORIKATA SHI-TOKU 1384     IYEMORI BUN-AN 1444   
________                   _________             
MORIKATA EN-TOKU 1489      YOSHINOBU BUN-MEI 1469
___|____                   ________              
MORIKATA EI-SHO 1504       SADAMORI EN-TOKU 1489 

MORITSUNA KEM-MU (f: MORITAKA 1): HOSO-SUGU with ASHI.

SADAMORI SHO-HEI: HAKATA REIZEI JU. Work to TEI-JI 1362. His 
      TANTO are signed in the manner of SHO-HEI. ITAME that 
      runs with MASAME. SUGUHA. NAKAGO will be KONGOBYOE style
      SOTOBA "Prayer Stake."
   REIZEI SADAMORI
   CHIKUSHU REIZEI SADAMORI

MORIMASA TEI-JI (f: MORITSUNA): SUGUHA and GUNOME KO-MIDARE HA.

MORITSUGU O-AN (f: MORIMASA): OZAKI JU. SUGU and GUNOME 
KO-MIDARE.

MORIZANE KA-KEI 1387 (f: MORITSUGU): SUGU and GUNOME KO-MIDARE. MORISUMI O-EI (f: MORIZANE): ITAME. SUGU and GUNOME HA MORITSUGU KA-KICHI and BUN-MEI. IYEMORI BUN-AN: MOKUME with MASAME. SUGU NOTARE KO-GUNOME HA. MORITSUNA TEN-MON: NIE-KUZURE MIDARE HA, GUNOME-MIDARE with
ASHI.


MORIHIDE TEI-JI (f: MORIKIYO): ITAME. SUGU GUNOME in falling
NIOI.                                         FUSAMORI EI-KYO (f: MORIKIYO): MOKUME with MASAME. HOSO-SUGU        KO-MIDARE and NOTARE KO-GUNOME HA. MORINOBU SHI-TOKU (f: MORIHIDE): ITAME. SUGU GUNOME KO-MIDARE. MORISHIGE(1) O-EI:   SHIRA-KE "White" ITAME that runs. KO-NIE
in clear NIOI-DEKI SUGUHA and GUNOME patterns.        NAKAGO: SOTOBA "Buddhist Stupa." 4 generations.    KONGOBYOE-JO MINAMOTO MORISHIGE   MINAMOTO MORISHIGE MORIKUNI(1)KO-RYAKU: ITAME. NOTARE-MIDARE and GUNOME O-MIDARE.       SUNAGASHI. MORIKUNI TEN-MON: GUNOME-MIDARE pulled with valleys. MORIKUNI TEN-SHO 1573: SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE with "inlets." MORIYASU TEN-MON: GUNOME-MIDARE HA. MORITSUGU EI-ROKU: HAMADA SAEMONnoJO. NIE-KUZURE GUNOME-MIDARE
in defined NIOI. MORIMASA BUN-GI: GUNOME-MIDARE HA.





Kongbyoe Moritsuna
Nagasa: 2 Shaku 3 Sun 6 Bu (71.78cm)
Moto-Haba: 2.865cm
Saki-Haba: 2.005cm
Moto-Kasane: 0.79cm
Saki-kasane: 0.522cm
Saki-Naga: 3.48cm
Nakago: 21.6cm
Nakago-Kasane: 0.812cm


Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune, Chu-Kissaki Katana with wide Ji and wide Bo-Hi, occupying the whole of a narrow Shinogi-Ji and descending to the Jiri.
Swimming and strongly standing Itame Hada has Ji-Nie and Shirake. Jigane has a bluish cast.
Complex Chu-sugu Ko-Gunome Ko-Notare with Ko-Choji Midare Ba mixed and striated by Nijuba and Sanjuba Kuzure Ba. Strong Kinsuji corrupts the multiple lines of the Habuchi.
Sugu Ko-Choji Kuzure Boshi is Yakizume.

Machi-Okuri Nakago with two Mekugi-ana to Ubu KuriJiri and signed in the center of the Ji.


Minamoto Moritsuna Saku



Kongbyoe Moritsuna

Courtesy and Permissions of Tokuno Kazuo


CHIKUZEN KONGOBYOE School
              ________              
              MORIHISA TAI-EI 1521  
_________________|____              
HYUGA no KAMI MORIHISA TEN-SHO 1573 
          Note: TEN-SHO MORIHISA self-titled his MEI:      
________                           HYUGA-no-KAMI MORIHISA  
MORIHIRO TAI-EI 1521 



















Morihisa
Nagasa: 69.4cm

Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, Chu-Kissaki.
Running Mokume has Masame Hada. Utsuri seen.
Even, Chu-width Gunome Togari Ba. Sunagashi cuts through tops where small Tobi-Yaki develops. Monouchi becomes more intricate with Ko-Gunome and small Tobi.
Midare-Komi Boshi has Tobi-Yaki.
Ubu Haagari Kurijiri nakago has two Mekugi-ana.

Morihisa Saku


Morihisa

Micheal Tomkinson Collection

CHIKUZEN KONGOBYOE School
MORIIYE TEN-MON: MOKUME with MASAME. 
SUGUHA and GUNOME KO-MIDARE.   ________ ________ ________ _________ ________ ________   MORISADA MORIFUSA MORIZANE MORITOSHI MORITAKA MORISADA                      - TEN-MON 1532 - MORIYOSHI TEN-MON: HOSO-SUGU KO-GUNOME HA. GUNOME-MIDARE
O-MIDARE. SOTOBA (stupa) NAKAGO.    ________ MORIHIRO GEN-KI 1570
KONGOBYOE _________ MORICHIKA TEN-SHO 1573      CHIKUSHU JU MINAMOTO MORICHIKA      CHIKUZEN GAMO JU TASHIRO DAIHACHI MORICHIKA _________ MORIMITSU BUN-ROKU: GUNOME-MIDARE HA.














Kongobyoe Morichika
Nagasa:
NI SHAKU SAN SUN or 69.7cm
Nakago:
24.4cm

Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune on powerful Monoyama Sugata.
SHIRAKI lands on perfectly knit KO-MOKUME in running ITAME patterns. Grain lines are white inside blue steel. 

An energetic HAMON in clear NIOI. TOBI-YAKI begs the eye.
Intense KO-GUNOME KO-CHOJI BA fight against flaring TOGARI O-GUNOME through the mid. MUNE-YAKI frosts the entire back.
UBU NAKAGO. Signed below three MEKUGI-ANA, two filled, in bold strokes,
              Morichika

Kongobyoe Morichika


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