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HOKI KOGA - HIROYOSHI Group 

SOSHU TSUNAHIRO School students

MUROMACHI to SENGOKU, FUNBARI KOSHIZORI SUGATA has elongated KISSAKI.

Thick blades have NIKU. Some raised SHINOGI with thin MUNE. Some HIRA-TSUKURI and U-no-KUBI long swords. WAKIZASHI and TANTO can be HIRA-TSUKURI, SHOBU or U-no-KUBI. Some NAGINATA HI. Some MARU-MUNE. Similar SUGATA TANTO are long and thick, often SAKIZORI.
Pronounced MOKUME. Defined HIRO-SUGU KO-GUNOME and GUNOME-TOGARI in MURA KO-NIE. YAKI-KUZURE. Some HITATSURA style.



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_______________                         HIROYOSHI(1) BUN-MEI 1469
SOSHU TSUNAHIRO (SAGAMI) TEN-MON            |
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    |                           ____________|____               
    | - MITA Family -           MITABEI HIROYOSHI(2) EI-SHO 1504
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MITA-GOROZAEMON HIROYOSHI EI-ROKU 1558                          |
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____|_________________   -brothers-  ____|________________      |
MITA-KUROBEI HIROYOSHI TEN-SHO 1573  MITA-TOJURO HIROYOSHI      |
              - TSUHARA and KURAYOSHI JU -    TEN-SHO 1573      |
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SAINOO HIROYOSHI SHIROZAEMON EI-ROKU 1558    MASAHIRO GEN-KI 1570
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SAINOO HIROYOSHI SHICHIROZAEMON (MORIHIRO) TEN-SHO 1573 
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SAINOO HIROYOSHI KANSUKE TEN-SHO to BUN-ROKU 1592

    - SAINOO Family -              HIROYOSHI continues in SHINTO



HIROYOSHI(1) BUN-MEI: KURAYOSHI smith from YAMASHIRO. From CHO-
        ROKU 1457 to BUN-MEI 1469.
    MEI: HIROYOSHI
         HAKUSHU JU HIROYOSHI
         JOSHU JU HIROYOSHI SAKU
         HAKUSHU JU HIROYOSHI SAKU

HIROYOSHI(2) EI-SHO: MITABEI. KURAYOSHI JU. From EI-SHO 1504 to
        TEN-MON 1532. First worked at KURAYOSHI. Then thought to
        have become the student of SOSHU TSUNAHIRO, who worked in
        TEN-MON, calling himself, SAINOOBEI. This, supposedly, 
        has created the two lines of HIROYOSHI, MITA and SAINOO.
        EI-SHO HIROYOSHI is therefore SUE-BIZEN style from the 
        established HOKI tradition, and TEN-MON HIROYOSHI would 
        be SUE-SOSHU TSUNAHIRO style. 
    MEI: HAKUSHU JU HIROYOSHI

HOKI KOGA - HIROYOSHI Group
HIROYOSHI MITA-GOROZAEMON EI-ROKU (t: TSUNAHIRO 1): Took MITA for
        his HIROYOSHI family line. The most highly regarded 
        HIROYOSHI, he is known for wide HIRA-TSUKURI TANTO. 
        Gently curved and with extended KISSAKI. SHIRAKE White
        MOKUME. KO-NIE KO-GUNOME MIDARE, HIRO-SUGU GUNOME-MIDARE
        or GUNOME-TOGARI BA -HITATSURA style. BOSHI with deep 
        turnback. SUE-SOSHU or SUE-BIZEN influence can misdirect
        attributions of HIROYOSHI MU-MEI. 
    MEI: HAKUSHU JU HIROYOSHI SAKU
         HAKUSHU TSUHARA JU HIROYOSHI SAKU
         HOKI-no-KUNI MITA-GOROZAEMONnoJO HIROYOSHI
         HOKI-no-KUNI MITA-GOROZAEMONnoJO HIROYOSHI SAKU KORE
         HOKI-no-KUNI JU MITA-GOROZAEMON HIROYOSHI SAKU KORE
     HOKI-no-KUNI KURUME-GORI TSUHARA JU MITA-GOROZAEMONnoJO SAKU

HIROYOSHI MITA-SUKEJO (f: GOROZAEMON): Son and student. MOKUME.
        GUNOME-MIDARE HA in the SUE-SOSHU style.
    MEI: HAKUSHU TSUHARA JU HIROYOSHI SAKU
         HOKI-no-KUNI KURAYOSHI JU HIROYOSHI SAKU

HIROYOSHI MITA-KUROBEI TEN-SHO (br: TOJURO): KURAYOSHI and 
        TSUHARA JU. Mostly SO-SHU style. HITATSURA BA.
    MEI: HOKI-no-KUNI TSUHARA JU MITA-KUROBEI HIROYOSHI
         HOKI-no-KUNI TSUHARA JU MITA-KUROBEI HIROYOSHI SAKU
         HOKI-no-KUNI TSUHARA JU MITA-KUROBEInoJO HIROYOSHI SAKU

HIROYOSHI MITA-TOJURO TEN-SHO (br: KUROBEI): TSUHARA and 
        KURAYOSHI. In the style of his father, and many GUNOME-
        MIDARE HA.
    MEI: HOKI-no-KUNI HIROYOSHI SAKU
         HOKI-no-KUNI JU MITA TOJURO HIROYOSHI SAKU

MASAHIRO GEN-KI: ITAME. SUGUHA and GUNOME-MIDARE.

SHIROZAEMON HIROYOSHI EI-ROKU: KURAYOSHI JU.
  MEI: HOKI-no-KUNI JU SAINOO SHIROZAEMONnoJO HIROYOSHI

SHICHIROZAEMON HIROYOSHI TEN-SHO: KURAYOSHI JU.
  MEI: HOKI-no-KUNI KURAYOSHI JU HIROYOSHI
    HAKUSHU KURAYOSHI JU SAINOO SHICHIROZAEMONnoJO HIROYOSHI SAKU

MORIHIRO TEN-SHO: UEMONnoJO and SAEMONnoJO. Perhaps a later MEI
        of SHICHIROZAEMON.
  HOKI-no-KUNI KURAYOSHI JUNIN SAINOO SHICHIROUEMONnoJO MORIHIRO

KANSUKE HIROYOSHI TEN-MON: KURAYOSHI JU.
    MEI: SAINOO KANSUKE HIROYOSHI SAKU
         HOKI JU SAINOO KANSUKE HIROYOSHI
         HOKI-no-KUNI SAINOO KANSUKE HIROYOSHI SAKU


HIROYOSHI continues in SHINTO 
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