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The Eight DO
SAIKAIDO - The Eight Roads of KOTO
CHIKUGO MIIKE School Deep curve and little FUNBARI to IKUBI KISSAKI. Wide blades that support BO-HI (large grooves). MOKUME with MASAME having O-HADA. HOSO-SUGU HOTSURE with KO-ASHI in KO-NIE. NIJUBA. SUGU, SUGU KO-MIDARE and SUGU KO-CHOJI BA. YO. ______ ______ ________ GESSAI(1) JI-AN 1021 MASAYO KO-HEI 1058 HIDEHIRO EN-KYU ___|__ |_______________________ 1069 GESSAI(2) EI-SHO 1046 ____|___ ___|___ SADAYUKI (In HYUGA) MOTOZANE - SHO-HO 1074 - MITSUYO |_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _|________ __________________ ____|____ _|_ ___|_____ ____|____ TOSHINOBU KA-HO 1094 ___|___ YOSHIYUKI KA-HO MORITSUNA |__________________ MITSUYO ___|____ 1094 HO-AN 1120 ____|____-brothers- ___|_____ KUNINAGA ____ TOSHIMASA TOSHINARI HO-AN 1120 NAGA CHO-SHO 1132 EI-KYU 1113 HO-EN 1135 MITSUYO continues from later HEIAN to the MUROMACHI with the expected style-variation as to time. School output slackens in mid-production period. Old blades are curved and evenly wide to the KISSAKI. Weight reduction is achieved by banking the SHINOGI-JI on to a thin MUNE. Strength resides in the SHINOGI which then becomes the usual opportunity for BO-HI. ITAME that is pulled and running with MASAME. SHIRA-KE "White" UTSURI. HOSO-SUGU ASAKI-NOTARE where HOTSURE pulls from the line. Small KO-ASHI and brushed KO-NIE. BOSHI is SUGU or complex SUGU resolving in small KO-MARU.
Early work appraisal-point: SHINOGI passes close to the middle as it enters the NAKAGO. Note: O-EI MITSUYO, and forward, associated to HIZEN. With MITSUYO: Look carefully at the style.
ODENTA "The Five Great Swords"
KOKUHO - MEIBUTSU ODENTA National Treasure NAGASA: 2 SHAKU 1 SUN MOTO-HABA: 1.1 SUN SORI: 8.9 BU SAKI-HABA: 8 BU NAKAGO: 6.1 SUN SHINOGI-TSUKURI, MARU-MUNE TACHI. Deeply curved KOSHIZORI with little FUNBARI. Its even width and wide SHINOGI-JI is classic SUGATA. KASANE is thin. KOSHI-HI falls along the SHINOGI from MARU-DOME in the JI. The refined strength of its elongated IKUBI KISSAKI is of the highest perfection and has captured the mind for centuries. O-HADA mixes in running ITAME. Brilliant JI-NIE appears white. At first the HAMON seems erratic, a ribbon streamer blowing against the HA. HOTSURE lays and hangs along the HOSO-SUGU KO-NOTARE MIDARE like a stilled mist. The YAKIBA stretches out: a certain serenity becoming painted to the distance of mountains and plain. Occasionally KO-ASHI slant as escaping NIOI and KO-NIE etch a subtle NIJUBA. Shallow SUGU BOSHI of faint NIJU follows the FUKURA to KO-MARU KAERI. Two MEKUGI-ANA, KIRI NAKAGO has his three-character TACHI-MEI: MITSUYO SAKU
CHIKUGO MIIKE School MOTOZANE SHO-HO: Both MITSUYO and MOTOZANE are attributed as son of MASAYO. Their names have been inscribed together. It has been a statement as fact, and is most probable, that this was the variation, GENSHIN - MITSUYO's posthumous name. HAMON is SUGUHA and SUGU KO-MIDARE HA with KO-ASHI. BO-UTSURI. TOSHINOBU KA-HO (f: MOTOZANE): MOKUME. SUGUHA of NIE-FUKASHI. _______ ________ ________ _________ NAGAIYE SADAHIDE KUNINAGA SANETSUNE KEN-RYAKU 1211 BUN-EI 1264 - KO-AN 1278 - ________ ________ KUNISADA KUNINAGA - BUN-PO 1317 -
SUE-MIIKE: KO-ITAME with MASAME. Known for SHIRA-KE "White"standing HADA. SUGUHA with KO-ASHI. Note: O-AN MITSUYO travels to HIZEN O-MURA. _______ MITSUYO EI-NIN 1293 _________ ___|___ TOSHINOBU KEM-MU 1334 MITSUYO KEM-MU 1334 ________ |____________________ MITSUARI EN-BUN 1356 ___|___ -brothers- ____|_____ ______ HIZEN:MITSUYO O-EI 1394 MITSUSHIGE SANEYO O-EI 1394 ___|___ EI-KYO 1429 _________ MITSUYO KYO-TOKU 1452 TSUGUNOBU O-EI 1394 ___|___ _________ MITSUYO MEI-O 1492 TOSHINOBU EI-KYO 1429 _________ _________ ________ _______ TOSHIMASA TSUGUNAGA TOSHINAO AKIHISA CHO-ROKU 1457 TAI-EI 1521 - TEN-MON 1532 - MITSUYO KEM-MU: Running KO-ITAME with MASAME. Standing SHIRA-KE UTSURI. HAMON is SUGUHA with KO-ASHI. BO-HI. MITSUYO O-EI: O-AN MITSUYO appears in HIZEN for O-EI. HIZEN O-MURA JU: ITAMEwithMASAME and O-HADA "coming out." SHIRA-KE "White"UTSURI. Mostly SUGUHA or KO-GUNOME MIDARE in KO-NIE. O-EI sees MITSUYO line expand to HIZEN. See HIZEN MITSUYO EI-KYO (f: OMURA NORISUYE): HIZEN O-MURA JU. KO-NIE DEKI GUNOME-MIDARE KO-MIDARE HA.