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MINO
- SAKAKURA - SEKI
Well worn path connects AKASAKA and SAKAKURA



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SAKAKURA SEKI

Many smiths heading back and forth from AKASAKA to the small river side hamlet of SAKAKURA.

Smiths in GAMO-KORI, SAKAHOGI-MURA, SAKAKURA are MASAYOSHI, MASATOSHI (TOSHI: RI), MASATOSHI
(TOSHI: GO) and MASAYOSHI (ZEN). A
ll SAKAKURA KAJI. Note that different characters have been applied and
used inter-changeably for "SAKA" and "KURA".
Smiths of SAKAKURA Town were a family and some are seen to have worked in SHIMA and in KOYAMA. ______________
SHIMA NAGAZANE
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MASAYOSHI(1) KA-KICHI SAKAKURA

MASAYOSHI(2) BUN-MEI 1469
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MASAYOSHI(3) MASATOSHI(1) EI-SHO 1504
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MASATOSHI(2) TEN-MON 1532 -same man- MASATOSHI TEN-MON 1532
_____|___ MASA form: "GO"
MASATOSHI(3) EI-ROKU 1558
Leaves for AKASAKA, EI-ROKU ROKU-NEN

MASAYOSHI KA-KICHI (f: SHIMA NAGAZANE): From AKASAKA Group. MOKUME runs with MASAME.
SUGUHA and GUNOME-TOGARI BA.
SAKAKURA MASAYOSHI SAKU

MASAYOSHI(2) BUN-MEI: AKASAKA Group.


MASAYOSHI BUN-MEI: MASA form: SEI "Administration". Noted as father of MASATOSHI
(MASA/SHO-TOSHI/RI). SAKAKURA-SEKI

MASAYOSHI(3) TEN-MON: SAKAKURA JU. Respected and emulated, to some degree, the works of
the MURAMASA School. Work from TEN-MON 1532 to EI-ROKU 1558 time period.
ITAME runs with MASAME HADA and shows SHIRAKI.
NIOI-DEKI SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE BA, GUNOME with TOGARI.
MASAYOSHI
SAKAKURA MASAYOSHI SAKU
NOSHU AKASAKA JU MASAYOSHI

MASATOSHI(1) "RI" EI-SHO (f: MASAYOSHI): SAKAKURA.


SOSHU MIDARE.
MASATSUGU EI-SHO 1504

MASATSUGU KYO-ROKU 1528

MASATSUGU TEN-MON 1532

MASATOSHI(3) EI-ROKU: MASA: SHO, TOSHI: RI. SAKAKURA and OWARI YAMADA-SEKI. From Gifu.
Leaves for work in AKASAKA, 1563. Can be long and elegant as compared with
SENGOKU SUGATA. ITAME with MASAME has JINIE and SHIRAKE.
GUNOME-MIDARE, TOGARI BA and SANBONSUGI.
MASATOSHI
NOSHU AKASAKA JU MASATOSHI
MASATOSHI(2) TEN-MON 1532 (f: RI MASATOSHI): TOSHI form: "GO". SAKAKURA JU
This is the same man as MASATOSHI (TOSHI form: RI)- second generation.
Generally in the style of RI MASATOSHI, ITAME running with MASAME and of
SHIRAKI.
NIOI-DEKI SUGUHA, GUNOME-MIDARE BA and GUNOME with TOGARI. Also, rounded
KANEFUSA GUNOME style with FUSHI knots. Small TOBI-YAKI are likely and with
SUNAGASHI. Because of the general travels of smiths and of his resemblance
to SENGO work, and because his very cursive MEI seems similar those of SENGO,
o
ne theory has him the son of ISE MASAZANE and that he was a MURAMASA School
man.
He is noted to have headed to SHINANO in KO-JI 1555. RYO-WAZAMONO cutter.
MASATOSHI (RI)
MASATOSHI SAKU (RI)
NOSHU JU MASATOSHI (GO)



Sakakura Ri Masatoshi

Nagasa: 70.5cm  - Ni Shaku San Sun Nibu Gorin

 
Originally from Gifu.
Itame Ko-Mokume Hada
.
Complex Gunome-Midare Togari Ba in Sanbonsugi style.
Suriage Nakago has three Mekugi-ana.

Signed:

     Masatoshi


Elliott Long - Shibuiswords



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