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The Eight DO

SAIKAIDO
- The Eight Roads of KOTO



BUZEN NOBUKUNI School 

Smiths of RYOKAI and NOBUKUNI Schools are of the same stripe. 
MOKUME with MASAME. SUGU KO-MIDARE, SUGU with ASHI, CHOJI-TOGARI
MIDARE or CHOJI-MIDARE BA in SOSHU influenced NOBUKUNI style.
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SADAMITSU (BUNGO and BUZEN)             __________________
NOBUKUNI (later signed) EI-KYO 1429     NOBUKUNI YOSHISUKE EI-KYO
   |______________ _______________________ __________________
___|____      ____|____               ____|____              |
NOBUKUNI      YOSHISUKE EN-TOKU 1489  YOSHISADA KAN-SHO 1460 |
CHO-ROKU 1457 ____|____               ____|____              |
              YOSHISADA EI-SHO 1504   YOSHISUKE EI-SHO 1504  |
                                                             |
________ _________                ________        ___________|___
TOMOYUKI YOSHIYASU                YOSHINAO        RYOKAI YOSHINAO
 -KA-KICHI 1441-                  O-NIN 1467           MEI-O 1492
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YOSHIKANE(1) EN-TOKU 1489                 YUKIMUNE(2) EI-SHO 1504
    |___________________________________ ___________
____|____                   ____________|____   ____|_____
YOSHIKANE(2) TAI-EI 1521    USA JU YOSHITSUGU   YOSHIMITSU
                                     - TAI-EI 1521 -

YOSHISUKE EI-KYO: USA JU. NOBUKUNI YOSHISUKE. AKI and CHIKUZEN.

SADAMITSU (NOBUKUNI) O-EI: TSUKUSHI NOBUKUNI School Founder. He
        changed his name to become BUZEN NOBUKUNI EI-KYO 1429.
        Brought the strong YAMASHIRO RYOKAI/NOBUKUNI style to
        O-EI BUZEN. ITAME with MASAME has JI-NIE. HAMON in a 
        profuse NIE-DEKI GUNOME-MIDARE or CHOJI BA. 

YOSHISADA KAN-SHO: Work resembles YAMASHIRO NOBUKUNI. SHIRA-KERU
        "Turbid-white" JI-HADA is YOWAI (weak). SUGU KO-MIDARE
        GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
     NOBUKUNI YOSHISADA

YOSHISUKE EI-SHO (f: YOSHISADA): Rides YOSHISADA's coattails.

YOSHISUKE EN-TOKU (f: NOBUKUNI): TSUKUSHI NOBUKUNI. Long career,
        EI-KYO 1429 to BUN-GI 1501. His KO-ITAME pulls MOKUME 
        HADA having JI-NIE over standing SHIRA-KE UTSURI. SUGU or
        KO-GUNOME HA in KO-NIE.
     YOSHISUKE
     NOBUKUNI YOSHISUKE SAKU
     BUZEN USA JU NOBUKUNI YOSHISUKE SAKU

YOSHISADA EI-SHO (f: NOBUKUNI YOSHISUKE): MOKUME HADA with JI-NIE
        has SHIRAKERU off-white cast. GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
     NOBUKUNI YOSHISADA

YOSHIYASU KA-KICHI: CHIKUZEN NOBUKUNI. MOKUME with MASAME. GUNOME
        and CHOJI-MIDARE BA. Also pronounced YOSHITOSHI.




BUZEN NOBUKUNI YOSHINAO O-NIN: USA JU. Textured ITAME MASAME-MOKUME mix. There are SUGUHA, GUNOME and CHOJI-MIDARE patterns seen. NOBUKUNI YOSHINAO YOSHIKANE(1) EN-TOKU (grf: KYO NOBUKUNI): TSUKUSHI NOBUKUNI. Work in BUNGO, as well. NIE-DEKI GUNOME-MIDARE with KINSUJI and SUNAGASHI. NOBUKUNI NOBUKUNI YOSHIKANE BUZEN-no-KUNI JU YOSHIKANE YOSHIKANE(2) TAI-EI: TSUKUSHI NOBUKUNI. USA JU and BUNGO. Running SHIRA-KERU "Turbid" ITAME that stands. NOTARE GUNOME in MURA NIE. BUZEN YOSHIKANE found in SHINTO. NOBUKUNI NOBUKUNI YOSHIKANE SAKU TAIRA NOBUKUNI YOSHIKANE SAKU YOSHINAO MEI-O: USA JU. SUGUHA and GUNOME. YOSHIMITSU TAI-EI: Part of the YOSHIKANE clan. SHIRAKERU "Running" ITAME HADA. NIOI-DEKI SUGU-NIJUBA. NOBUKUNI YOSHIMITSU NOBUKUNI YOSHIMITSU SAKU
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