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SANAMI - KANENORI Founder - Sons and Grandsons take up his Style and Name

SHIZU KANETOMO See NAOE TAIMA KANEKUNI
___________|___ SANAMIGORO KUNISHIGE See NAOE
SANAMI KANENORI(1) OEI 1394 Period

_________________________________________|___________________________ _______________
__|_____ _
___|___ _______|____ | KANETOMO OEI 1394 SENA from NAOE KANENORI(2) EI-KYO 1429 JOA KANESADA EI-KYO | ________ ___|____ See HACHIYA 1429 | KANETOMO HO-TOKU 1449 CHO-ROKU SANAMI KANENORI to ECHIZEN ________ |
__|_____ BUN-MEI SANAMI KANENORI to IZUMI KANEMORO BUN-AN 1444 |
KANETOMO TAI-EI 1521 ___|____ |
__|_____ SANAMI KANENORI EI-SHO 1504 |
KANETOMO TEN-MON 1532 ___|____ |
__|_____ KANENORI EI-ROKU 1558 |
KAMETOMO EI-ROKU 1558 ________ |

KANENORI TEN-MON 1532
|

___________________________ ________________________ ___
___________________________|
____|____ _____________|___ ____|___ |
YUKIMITSU MATAJIRO KANEMASA SHO-CHO 1428 KANEYUKI KO-SHO 1455 |
| EI-TOKU 1381 ____|____ |________________ |
_|_ KANECHIKA KA-KICHI 1441 ____|___ ____|___ |
|
KANEHARU KANETAKA EI-SHO |
|_____________________ _____________________ CHO-ROKU 1457 ____|____ 1504 |
____|____ ___|____ ___|___ KANETSUNA |
YUKIMITSU(2) EI-SHO KANEMORI EI-KYO 1429 KANEMOTO TEN-MON 1532 |
____|____ 1504 ___|____ BUN-SHO 1466 ________ |
YUKIMITSU(3) KANEWAKA(1) EI-SHO 1504 KANEHARU TEN-MON 1532 |
TEN-MON 1532 ___|____ ________ |
KANEWAKA(2) TEN-MON 1532 KANEHARU TEN-SHO 1573 |
___|____ To KAGA TANNOMIYA |
KANEWAKA(3) EI-ROKU 1558 |
__________ ______________________ ____________________________ ____________________|
____|___ ___|____ ___|___ _____|___ |
KANEKIYO KANENAGA OEI 1394 KANEIYE(2) KOSHO 1455 KANESHIGE OEI-1394 |
O-EI 1394 ___|____ ___|_____ _____|___ |
KANENAGA BUN-MEI 1469 KANETSUNE KA-KICHI 1441 KANESHIGE(1) CHO-KYO 1457 |
|_______ ___|_____ _____|___ |
___|___ ___|____ KANETSUNE BUN-MEI 1469 KANESHIGE(2) EI-SHO 1504 |
KANEIYE KANETOKI ___|____ _______ |
- EI-SHO 1504 - KANEMINE MEI-O 1492 KANEIYE(1) MEI-O 1492 |
___|___ |
KANEIYE(2) TEN-MON 1532 |
___|___ |
KANEIYE(3) EI-ROKU 1558 |
Continues to SHINTO |
_______________________________ ______________________ _____________________________|
___|____ ____|___ ______________|___ KANEKUNI EI-KYO 1429 KANETANE KO-SHO 1455 ROKUZAEMON KANEOTO BUN-MEI 1469
|_______________________ | Married into ___|____ ____|___ | the House
KANEKUNI KO-SHO 1455 KANEKUNI KAN-SHO 1460 ___|_____
|___________________________________________ KANEYOSHI BUN-MEI 1469
___|____ ____|___ ___|____
KANEKUNI EI-SHO 1504 (KUNI: "HO") KANEKUNI MEI-O 1492 KANESUKE BUN-GI 1501

|_________ ________ ____|___ ___|______
___|____ ___|____ ___|____ KANEKUNI EI-SHO 1504 KANERCHIKA EI-ROKU 1558
KANEKUNI KUNIYUKI KANETAKA(1) TEN-MON 1532 |
- TEN-MON 1532 - ___|____ |
KANETAKA(2) TEN-SHO 1573 |
______________________________________|
___|____   ____|____________
KUNIYUKI TEN-MON 1532 HIKOSHIRO KANEOTO TAI-EI 1521

___|____ UEMON-no-JO KANEOTO(3) TEN-MON 1532
KUNISHIGE EI-ROKU 1558 KANEOTO(4) EI-ROKU 1558
_______ ________ KANEOTO(5) TEN-SHO 1573
KANEARI KANESUKE KEI-CHO 1596 TOSHIRO KANEOTO(6) KEI-CHO1596


KANENORI(1) OEI (f: SHIZU KANETOMO): SANAMI Founder. ROKUROZAEMON
and SHIROZAEMON. Buddhist name: HOMYO SANAMI - from which
the school is named.
His time and style are Late-NAMBOKUCHO to the OEI. Made
the highest class, old style narrow TACHI, somewhat SAKIZORI
with KO-KISSAKI, and KANMURI-OTOSHI TANTO.
KO-ITAME HADA with KO-MOKUME mixed. There is JI-NIE and CHIKEI.
UTSURI walks against the HABUCHI. KO-NIE DEKI KO-MIDARE of
KO-CHOJI BA. Some are KO-GUNOME-MIDARE with TOGARI.
TSUKI-AGE BOSHI.
        KANJI character special note: Signed small with four 
strokes above, and four strokes below the KEI-GASHIRA
"Pig's Head" radical that straps of the KANE bundle.

        KANENORI(2) used the more normal NO-KANMURI radical on 
top-left, with two more strokes.
KANENORI

KANEKIYO OEI (f: KANEYUKI, t: KANENORI(1): SEIZAEMON. Buddhist name: HOMYO GENSUKE.
SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
Note: His KIYO character is reversed. WAZAMONO rated.
KANEKIYO
NOSHU JU KANEKIYO

KANESHIGE OEI (f: KANENORI, grf: KANETOMO): SHIGE form: HO "wrap". NAOE JU.
This man remained in NAOE. His son attends. See NAOE
KANESHIGE

KANESHIGE(1) CHO-KYO (f: "HO" KANESHIGE): SHIGE form: MO "Luxuriant".
KANESHIGE

KANESHIGE(2) EI-SHO (f: AKASAKA KANESHIGE): SEKI. Some have speculated he was
KANEMOTO. MEI-O 1492 to EI-SHO 1504. There is a dated TANTO from
EI-SHO 15.
ITAME runs with MASAME HADA where MOKUME is seen. The JI-GANE with have
SHIRAKE-UTSURI.
KO-NIE DEKI GUNOME shows TOGARI on a gently undulating, KO-NOTARE line.
SUGU KOMARU BOSHI.
KANESHIGE
NOSHU KANESHIGE
NOSHU SEKI JU KANESHIGE SAKU

KANENORI(2) EI-KYO (f: SANAMI KANENORI): ROKUZAEMON. Working from late
OEI to the HO-TOKU 1449 time-frame. Few sword are seen, TANTO
fewer still.
KANENORI


KANEMASA(1) SHO-CHO 1428 (f: ROKUROJIRO, grf: SANAMI KANENORI): MATAJIRO.
KANEMASA smith line has NAOE roots. SANAMI of SHO-CHO 1428 to BUN-MEI.
SHINGOI-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE TACHI.
KO-ITAME HADA. KO-NIE DEKI KO-GUNONE-CHOJI KO-MIADRE BA.
KANEMASA(2) of BUN-MEI moves to HACHIYA.
KANEMASA

KANECHIKA KA-KICHI (f: KANEMASA): SEKI JU. KO-ITAMA HADA. GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
Descendents in MEI-O 1492, EI-SHO 1504, TEN-MON 1532. WAZAMONO.
NOSHU SEKI JU KANECHIKA

KANEYUKI KO-SHO 1455: SANAMI KANENORI School. SHIROGO. 3rd generation
from NARA School, line falling under KYUA. See NARA.
KANEYUKI

KANETAKA EI-SHO 1504: TAKA form JO "Upper". Son of SANAMI KANEYUKI. ITAME
HADA rhat runs of MASAME. SUGU KO-MIDARE BA with KO-ASHI IRI.
WAZAMONO.
KANETAKA
NOSHU JU KANETAKA
NOSHU SEKI JU KANETAKA

KANETSUNA TEN-MON (f: KANETAKA): ITAME HADA with MASAME with SHIRAKE-UTSURI.
NIOI-DEKI GUNOME CHOJI-MIDARE BA.
KANETSUNA

KANEHARU CHO-ROKU 1457 (f: KANEYUKI): SHIROBE. Into the BUN-MEI. SANAMI.
SUGUHA, NOTARE of GUNOME-MIDARE BA. O-WAZAMONO.
KANEHARU
SEKI JU KANEHARU
NOSHU JU KANEHARU
NOSHU SEKI JU KANEHARU SAKU

KANEHARU KO-JI: Late TEN-MON to EI-ROKU 1558. many TANTO, long swords, few.
O-ITAME HADA that runs with MASAME. Some KO-ITAME.
GUNOME-MIDARE BA, NOTARE-MIDARE.
SEKI KANEHARU
SEKI JU KANEHARU SAKU
NOSHU SEKI JU KANEHARU
NOSHU SEKI JUNIN KANEHARU SAKU

KANESUKE TAI-EI: UEMONJIRO. Also in MIKAWA with the SEKI group. SUGUHA and
GUNOME-MIDARE BA and HAKO-MIDARE BA. MIKAWA/SENGO style.
KANESUKE SAKU
NOSHU SEKI JU KANESUKE
NOSHU SEKI JU IWAMInoKAMI KANESUKE

KANENORI(3) CHO-ROKU: The kids leave home. This SANAMI stylist moves to
ECHIZEN.
KANENORI

KANENORI (4) BUN-MEI: SANAMI Group in SEKI. He leaves for IZUMI.
KANENORI
NOSHU SEKI JU KOMURA GENSUKE KANENORI

KANENORI(5) EI-SHO 1504: SANAMI Group, making swords in KANENORI style.
Wide MIHABA.
KO-ITAME with standing SHIRAKE-UTSURI. His show a MIZUKAGE-like
UTSURI in the YAKIDASHI.
He made SUGUHA that will be NIJU and SUGU-GUNOME BA with KO-ASHI-
IRI. KOSHI-HIRAKI GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA with YO.
SUGU KOMARU BOSHI. Signed in bold strokes in the SHINOGI-JI.
KANENORI
NOSHU JU KANENORI

KANENORI EI-ROKU 1558: SANAMI Group. HORISHIROBEI. Buddhist name:
HOMYO SHUEN. KAWADO JU.
KANENORI
NOSHU SEKI JU KANENORI
NOSHU JU KANENORI SHUEN


KANENORI TEN-MON: SANAMI smith who goes off to work for the UESUGI at
KASUGA-YAMA in ECHIGO, KENSHIN's acquisition and then given
to his son KAGEKATSU. Then he moves with SHIBATA in ECHIGO.
KANENORI
ECHIGO KASUGA JU KANENORI

KANENORI BUN-ROKU Makes SEKI style from late MUROMACHI into the SHINTO.
KANENORI
NOSHU JU KANENORI

Engulfed in new times, with it's new demands,
KANENORI smiths take to travel.

ECHIGO KANENORI TEN-MON 1532
YAMASHIRO KANENORI BUN-ROKU 1592
ECHIZEN KANENORI KEI-CHO 1596
OWARI KANENORI KAN-BUN 1661
SETTSU KANENORI KAN-BUN 1661


YUKIMITSU EI-TOKU (f: KANENORI): SHIROGO. HOMYO TOKUYU. Also: MAN-A.
YUKIMITSU

KANEMOTO BUN-SHO 1466 (f: YUKIMITSU, grf: KANENORI): TAROZAEMON.
AKASAKA JU. Work from BUN-MEI 1469 through MEI-O 1492.
KANEMOTO

KANEMORI EI-KYO 1429 (f: YUKIMITSU, grf: KANENORI): AKASAKA JU. Work
from EI-KYO to KA-KICHI. Father of KANEWAKA.
KANEMORI



 



Kaneiye Shoto

Nagasa:  12.5 inches

Moto-haba:  1.25 inches
Saki-haba:  1 1/8 inches


Hira-zukuri
, Ihori-mune Dambira Sugata.
Running Mokume Hada has JiNie and Ara-Jinie.
Gunome-Midare Ba with some Togari of deep Nioi-Guchi
Funagata Nakago with Higaki Yasuri and one gourde-shaped Mekugi-ana from multiple mounts.

Niji-mei:
  Kaneiye    (Ten-Mon era)












KANEWAKA EI-SHO 1504 (f: KANEMORI, grf: YUKIMITSU): JIROZAEMON-no-JO. 
TSUJIMURA YOMOSUKE. SEKI. An advocate of SHIZU style. Moved
and worked for time at INUYAMA Castle in OWARI.
There are varying assertions: That he was the father of KAGA
JINROKU KANEWAKA who referenced his father by using the
TSUJIMURA and TSUJIMURA YOMOSUKE in his MEI. Certainly,
YOMOSUKE was the synonymous KANEWAKA name.
That JINROKU moved
to KANAZAWA to start the KAGA KANEWAKA line.
Another says his
son was the father JINROKU. The castle at KANAZAWA was built
by MAEDA TOSHIIYE after 1583. Probably, the SHINTO KANEWAKA
branch begins then. See SHINTO KAGA.
JIROZAEMON's attributable work period is TEN-MON.
Tight NIOI-GUCHI GUNOME-MIDARE BA undulates. FUSHI Knots.
KANEWAKA

KANEWAKA(2) TEN-MON (f: KANEWAKA): SHIROUEMON. Possibly father of
JINROKU, the Founder of the KAGA YOMOSUKE KANEWAKA Line at
KANAZAWA, KAGA Province and therefore, his teacher.
KANEWAKA
NOSHU SEKI JU KANEWAKA SAKU

KANEWAKA(3) EI-ROKU 1558: SEKI smith in the style of the time.
KANEWAKA

YUKIMITSU EI-SHO: SANAMI.
NOSHU JUNIN YUKIMITSU

YUKIMITSU TEN-MON: SANAMI School smith.
NOSHU SEKI JU YUKIMITSU

KANETOMO O-EI (f: MITSUYOSHI): Moved from NAOE. TOKURO. He may
have been the teacher, SENA. ITAME with MASAME. His will
be KO-NIE SUGU lines of KO-GUNOME or SHIRAKE KOSHI-HIRAKI
GUNOME OEI/NAOE mix styles.
KANETOMO

KUNISHIGE SHI-TOKU: SANAMIGORO. SANAMI. Lived in NAOE.
KUNISHIGE

KANEMORO BUN-AN: SEKI JU. GUNOME-MIDARE BA and NOTARE. WAZAMONO.
KANEMORO

KANETOMO HO-TOKU 1449 (f: KANEYUKI): Second son. SANAMI. GENSHICHI.
KANEIYE School man, allowed the name KANETOMO. Made balanced
and fine SUGATA. ITAME HADA runs with MASAME having clear JINIE.
KO-NIE DEKI GUNOME-MIDARE has SUNAGASHI and KINSUJI in the
style of the NAOE SHIZU.
KANETOMO



KANETOMO TAI-EI
1521: SANAMI Group. Alternate MEI: SAN-I GOTARO SAKU.
Working TAI-EI 1521 to TEN-MON 1532. Made NAMBOKU style swords,
some have thought to make as NAMBOKU fakes, in SHINOGI-TSUKURI,
IHORI-MUNE O-KISSAKI of shallow curve.
Running ITAME with MASAME has JINIE.
Billowing patterns of O-GUNOME and TOGARI mix.
JIZO BOSHI expected, with TOGARI head.
KANETOMO
SAN-I GOTARO SAKU


KANETOMO TEN-MON
1532: SANAMI man. gained IZUMI-no-KAMI title.
Made elongated KISSAKI, SENGOKU SUGATA.
Standing ITAME with MASAME runs. NIOI DEKI with KONIE KO-MIDARE
and KO-GUNOME BA.
Wide BOSHI to YAKIZUME.
KANETOMO
IZUMI-no-KAMI KANETOMO


KAMETOMO EI-ROKU: SANAMI MAN. work from EI-ROKU 1558 into the TEN-SHO period.
After 1583, he was attached to FUKUSHIMA MASANORI and moved to work
at the castle seat at KIYOSU in OWARI.
SUE-SEKI style in strongly standing and running ITAME with MASAME.
Tight NIOI-GUCHI GUNOME-MIDARE patterns. JIZO BOSHI.
Became a MYOJU student, received HIGO-no-KAMI title and his sword making
style from this time is seen to blossom forth. It is noted that he followed
MASANORI to AKI, moving to HIROSHIMA, GEISHU. However, MASANORI came into
control of HIROSHIMA castle in 1600, which would seem to make KANETOMO an
old man.
KANETOMO

KANENAGA OEI (f: KANENORI): SEKI. SANAMI Group. Eldest son of KANENORI. ROKU-DAYU.
Priest name: DOKEI. Work from the OEI to KA-KICHI 1441. There is an extant
record of NOSHU JUNIN KANENAGA SAKU -with date of: OEI ROKU-NEN GO GATSU HI
- 1400. Long career.
KANENAGA

KANENAGA BUN-MEI: SEKI SANAMI Group. He made SHINOGI-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE swords with
elongated CHU-KISSAKI.
Standing ITAME HADA is running with MASAME. There is SHIRAKE-UTSURI.
KO-NIE DEKI GUNOME-MIDARE and NOTARE-MIDARE BA.
WAZAMONO rated.
KANENAGA


KANEIYE(3) EI-SHO (f: KANENAGA): Both 2nd and 3rd KANEIYE left their ZENJO seat for
temporary stays with the SANAMI.


KANEKUNI(1st SANAMI) EI-KYO (f: KANENORI(1): KUNI form: KOKU. MATASHIRO.
Buddhist name: HOMYO DOAMI. Work from late OEI to BUN-AN 1444.
Signature note: His KUNI character is drawn out long.
Made SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
KANEKUNI

KANEKUNI KO-SHO 1455: SANAMI Group. SEIJIRO. Work from KO-SHO to BUN-MEI 1469.
Gently undulating lines of KO-MIDARE of GUNOME-MIDARE BA has SUNAGASHI.
KANEKUNI

KANEKUNI EI-SHO: JINHACHIRO. Buddhist name: HOMYO DOGEN. SANAMI Group. Starts in
MEI-O 1492. ASAKI-NOTARE lines of GUNOME-MIDARE in a constant drive to
exemplify the great work of SANAMI founder, KANENORI.
KANEKUNI

KANEKUNI TEN-MON From MINO then HIRAMA, making swords at MIKIOKAWA-SO.
SUGUHA and HIRO-SUGU KO-MIDARE BA and NOTARE-MIDARE BA. Well-done NIOI-
GUCHI.
KANEKUNI
NOSHU JU KANEKUNI SAKU
NOSHU SEKI JU KANEKUNI - OITE BANSHU SAKU KORE

KUNIYUKI TEN-MON 1532: Father is listed as MATASHIRO KANEKUNI, KUNI form: KOKU.
However, the dates are strained.
KUNIYUKI
NOSHU SEKI JU KUNIYUKI

KANETAKA(1) TEN-MON 1532 (f: KANEKUNI(4): SANAMI KAJI in KANEKUNI style.
KANETAKA
NOSHU SEKI JU KANETAKA

KANETAKA(2) TEN-SHO 1573 (f: KANETAKA): SANAMI Group. ITAME HADA runs with MASAME
KO-NIE DEKI SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
KANETAKA

KANEKUNI KANE-SHO 1460: KUNI form: HO "Country". SEKI JU.
KANEKUNI

KANEKUNI MEI-O 1492 (f: KANEKUNI, grf: KANENORI): KUNI form: HO "Country". SEKI.
MATASHIRO.
KANEKUNI

KANEKUNI EI-SHO 1504: KUNI form: HO "Country". SANAMI at SEKI JU.
KANEKUNI
NOSHU SEKI JU KANEKUNI SAKU

KUNIYUKI TEN-MON 1532 (f: KANEKUNI "HO" KUNI): SANAMI.
KUNIYUKI

KUNISHIGE EI-ROKU 1558 (f: SANAMI KUNIYUKI):
KANESHIGE

KANETANI BUN-AN 1444 (f: KANENORI): SANAMI smith.
MINO SEKI JU KANETANI SAKU
___________________________________
KANEIYE(2) KO-SHO 1455 (f: KANENORI): IYE form: KA "House". Work from late
OEI to CHO-ROKU 1457. MIDARE and GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
1st generation OEI KANEIYE is ZENJO man. See ZENJO.

KANEIYE

SANAMI KANETSUNE Group - See also KANETSUNE NARA Group
KANETSUNE KA-KICHI 1441 (f: KANEIYE, grf: KANENORI): FUKUZAEMON. SANAMI smith.
HOSO-SUGUHA in KO-NIE.

KANETSUNE
NOSHU JU KANETSUNE

KANETSUNE BUN-MEI: Work from KAN-SHO 1460 to the BUN-MEI. Made raised SHINOGI-TAKA,
YAMATO style, with elongated CHU-KISSAKI.
Running ITAME/MASAME HADA. He seems to have found an interest in OEI style
where we see ITAME KO-MOKUME mix with OEI mark: BO-UTSURI.
HAMONs may be HOSO-SUGUHA or SUGU KOMIDARE. Then we see OEI BIZEN style
GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA, which are many.
KANETSUNE
NOSHU SEKI JU KANETSUNE
Made a head-chopper with the inscription: TENNARI KANETSUNE

KANEMINE MEI-O 1492 (t: KANETSUNE): Chasing BIZEN style GUNOME-CHOJI BA.


KANEOTO(1) BUN-MEI 1469: SEKI smith. ROKUZAEMON and UEMON. Buddhist name HOMYO DOKEI.
Son of the eldest daughter of SANAMI KANENORI. Got married in the last year of
OEI. Work stretches from
KA-KICHI 1441 to MEI-O 1492. Made a sword with KANEMOTO.
This has set several tongues to say they may have been the same man.
Wide, SAKIZORI blades with raised SHINOGI-TAKA.
ITAME runs with MASAME and strongly standing SHIRAKE-UTSURI is found.
KO-NIE DEKI CHU-SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE BA. CHU-width YAKIBA.
BOSHI is HAKIKAKE KOMARU and JIZO.
RYO-WAZAMONO rated.
KANEOTO
KANEOTO - KANEMOTO
NOSHU SEKI JU ROKUZAEMON-no-JO KANEOTO SAKU
NOSHU SEKI JU (U)EMON-no-JO KANEOTO NEN SHICHI-JU YOTSU -
MEI-O YONEN NI GATSU HI

KANECHIKA EI-ROKU (f: KANESUKE): SEKI JU. WAZAMONO.
NOSHU SEKI NO JU KANECHIKA

KANEOTO(2) TAI-EI 1521 (t: KANEKUNI): HIKOSHIRO. Buddhist name: HOMYO DOSO.
Student of SANAMI KANEKUNI (KUNI = HO). SANAMI at SEKI.

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