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The Eight DO
SANYODO - The Eight Roads of KOTO




HARIMA ///////Map of SANYODO Provinces - Roads, Rivers & Towns///// ART WORK - MAP HARIMA Overlay

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      YASUYORI EI-EN 987
      ___|___                  _______      _________
      IYETOKI(1) EI-EN 987     IYEMURA      KANESHIGE EI-EN 987 
         |_____________        EI-EN 987    ____|____  
      ___|___       ___|____                KANESHIGE TEN-KI 1053
      IYETOKI(2)    SUKETOKI CHO-WA 1012          
      CHO-WA 1012   ___|____                      
                    SUKEHIRA KAN-JI 1087          
                    ___|_____                     
                    SUKETSUNE CHO-JI 1104




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SUKETSUNE CHO-JI (f: SUKEHIRA): From SHO-HO 1074 to HO-AN 1120.      OGAWA JU SUKETSUNE _______________ YAMATO SUMIKUNI NAGASHI KAN-KO 1004        ___|____          KUNIZANE CHO-KYU 1040           ___|_____                       KUNIYOSHI SHO-HO 1074              |_______________________         ___|_____               ___|_____           MUNETSUGU EI-KYU 1113   YUKITOSHI TEN-EI 1110 SUMIKUNI KAN-KO: From YAMATO.      NAGASHI SUMIKUNI      BANSHU JU SUMIKUNI
HARIMA - KO-BIZEN KUNIYOSHI Works in HARIMA                                          _________ __________________                       SHIGETAKA GEN-RYAKU 1184 KO-BIZEN KUNIYOSHI TEI-O 1222      |______________________     KO-BIZEN style - with deep curve, ____|____                __|_                    CHOJI KO-MIDARE. CHIKAKANE KEN-CHO 1249   SANE HO-JI 1247     |_____________________ ______________________   ____|____              ___|____               ___|____   CHIKASATO KEN-JI 1275  SUKETOKI KO-AN 1278    SUKEHIRA KO-AN 1278 ____|____              ___|_____                 |_________ YUKITOSHI SHO-WA 1312  SUKEMOCHI KO-CHO 1261  ___|_____ ___|_____ ____|___                 ________             MITSUSUKE SUKETSUNE YUKIMUNE(2) GEN-O 1319   YUKISUYE SHO-O 1288    - SHO-WA 1312 -             ________          _______                    _________            KUNIZANE          KUNINAO                    KUNIYOSHI            SHO-CHU 1324      KEM-MU 1334       ____________|_____                                                SHISO JU MITSUNOBU                                                      TEI-JI 1362 YUKITOSHI SHO-WA (f: CHIKASATO): From SHO-O 1288 to SHO-CHU 1324.         Also called YUKIMUNE.      BANSHU JU YUKITOSHI SUKETOKI KO-AN (f: CHIKAKANE): Used JI "Sun" form of TOKI and         TOKI retaining the NICHI left radical but replacing the         right with SANZUKURI - three stroke right "Hair-ornament"         radical.      SUKETOKI SUKEHIRA KO-CHO (f: CHIKAKANE): To KO-AN 1278.      BANSHU OGAWA JU SUKEHIRA MITSUSUKE SHO-WA (f: SUKEHIRA): BANSHU JU MITSUSUKE SUKETSUNE SHO-WA (f: SUKEHIRA): OGAWA.      OGAWA JU SUKETSUNE KUNINAO KEM-MU 1334      OGAWA KUNINAO      OGAWA JU KUNINAO KUNIYOSHI TEI-WA 1345      HARIMA-no-KUNI KUNIYOSHI MITSUNOBU TEI-JI (f: KUNIYOSHI): SHISO JU.      BANSHU SHISO JU MITSUNOBU      HARIMA-no-KUNI JU MITSUNOBU
HARIMA - YAMATO KANEYOSHI - KANESHIGE _______________  YAMATO YASUYORI SHO-GEN 1259     |__________________________ ____________ ____|____                   ___|____    ____|____               KANEYOSHI(1) SHO-O 1288     SUMIKUNI    KANESHIGE(1) SHO-O 1288 ____|____                   SHO-O 1288      | KANEYOSHI(2) GEN-KYO 1321                   | ____|____                                   | KANEYOSHI(3) EI-TOKU 1381                   | _________                                   | SHIGETAKA TEI-JI 1362                       |  _________ _________                         |  SADATSUGU TOMOTOSHI                         |    - O-EI 1394 -     ________________________|                ____|____                ____|____                    SHIGEKANE GEN-O 1319     KANESHIGE(2) BUN-PO 1317                 ____|_____               ____|____                  SHIGEYOSHI TEI-WA 1345   KANESHIGE(3) TEI-WA 1345                 _______________          ____|____                    SANUKI NARIMUNE          KANESHIGE(4) O-AN 1368                      EI-WA 1375          ____|____                                              KANESHIGE(5)SHO-CHO1428 KANESHIGE SHO-O: Originally from YAMATO. OGAWA JU. Line in OGAWA. SUMIKUNI SHO-O (f: YASUYORI): Also YAMATO.      BANSHU JU SUMIKUNI      HARIMA JU SUMIKUNI _________ TAKAYOSHI EI-ROKU 1558 SUE-BIZEN style HIRO-SUGUHA with ASHI and         YO or GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA.      BANSHU O-AKASHI JU TAKAYOSHI      BANSHU O-AKASHI JUNIN TAKAYOSHI SAKU _________                                   ________ YOSHINAGA TEN-MON 1532                      TAKANORI EI-ROKU 1558 ____|____                                    _______ YOSHINAGA KEI-CHO 1596                       TAKAUJI TEN-SHO 1573 YOSHINAGA TEN-MON: From TEN-MON to EI-ROKU 1558. ASHI and YO on             NIOI-DEKI GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE.      AKASHI JU NAGATA HYOEMON YOSHINAGA SAKU      BANSHU AKASHI JU FUJIWARA YOSHINAGA SAKU KORE      BANSHU AKASHI JU NAGATA HYOEZAEMONnoJO YOSHINAGA SAKU      BANSHU O-AKASHI JUNIN SAEMONnoJO FUJIWARA YOSHINAGA SAKU KORE YOSHINAGA(2) KEI-CHO: ECHIZEN-no-KAMI title. OSAKA SHINTO smith.      ECHIZEN-no-KAMI FUJIWARA YOSHINAGA      BANSHU AKASHI JU ECHIZEN-no-KAMI FUJIWARA YOSHINAGA

HARIMA - AKAMATSU MASANORI

The province of HARIMA had been given the AKAMATSU for NORIMURA's service to Emperor GO-DAIGO in securing KYOTO from the HOJO (See KUSUNOKI and GO-DAIGO, under BIZEN KAGEMITSU).


At the Imperial restoration, HARIMA was given to the great KUSUNOKI MASASHIGE,

which reduced the AKAMATSU to SAYO Castle and caused NORIMURA to join rebel, ASHIKAGA TAKAUJI against GO-DAIGO and his Southern Cause.

NORIMURA tied up NITTA YOSHISADA while TAKAUJI headed south to regroup. They then joined the field at MINATO-GAWA, crushing MASASHIGE's Imperial forces and pushing the KUSUNOKI back to KAWACHI - as NORIMURA had sworn. His son, AKAMATSU NORISUKE would become Governor in HARIMA and later BIZEN. 

A minister under the ASHIKAGA SHOGUN, YOSHIMITSU, the 3rd AKAMATSU, short statured and humorously labeled, SAN-SHAKU NYUDO "The Three-foot Priest" YOSHINORI, found their holdings increased further when the domains of the YAMANA, owners of one-sixth of Japan, were divided in 1391. The AKAMTASU received MIMASAKA and some of INABA and TAJIMA. 

AKAMATSU MITSUSUKE became the rightful inheritor succeeding his father, YOSHINORI. 

Ahh, but the tapestry weaves a circular pattern...

It seems another great-grandchild of old NORIMURA, one MOCHISADA of another line, decided to manipulate the AKAMATSU lands to himself. 

Avaricious collusion with SHOGUN, ASHIKAGA YOSHIMOCHI led to an ordered assault by the easily persuaded YAMANA TOKINORI and HOSOKAWA MOCHIMOTO.

Everyone else rightfully rallied for MITSUSUKE. 

Politics what they were, the SHOGUN backed off - saving face by having MOCHISADA slit his belly. 

YOSHIMOCHI died the following year to be succeeded by new SHOGUN: ASHIKAGA YOSHINORI. In time, the departed MOCHISADAs' son, SADAMURA found in this new SHOGUN, a receptive ear for his father's old scheme.

Hearing this secret, MITSUSUKE was presented his fate. He knew the gambit -and its result- before the start. 

At a lavish feast, he assassinated SHOGUN ASHIKAGA YOSHINORI, and fled to the ancient AKAMATSU fortress, "The White Banner Castle" SHIRAHATA. 

Besieged by the HOSOKAWA, the TAKEDA, the YAMANA and, of course, the ever vengeful SADAMURA, MITSUSUKE died with his son in their old keep - KA-KICHI 1441. 

HARIMA then came under the renewed power of the YAMANA. 

But MITSUSUKE had a nephew - AKAMATSU MASANORI, who returned to HARIMA in the O-NIN 1467 Times of War with his uncle's revenge...

MASANORI also made swords - see the following


HARIMA - AKAMATSU MASANORI
MASANORI CHO-KYO 1487 A BUKE of the AKAMATSU. Set aside following
        the KA-KICHI destruction of SHIRAHATA "White-Banner" 
        Castle, MASANORI reclaimed HIMEJI and his name - in O-NIN
        1467. Traveled to OMI for ASHIKAGA YOSHIHISAs' CHOKYO 
        SEIBATSU (1487 siege of the ROKKAKU - see OMI). 
        Smithing SENSEI: BIZEN SAKYO-no-SHIN MUNEMITSU. Along 
        with brother SAKYOnoSHIN students, SAKUSHU MUNEMITSU and 
        BIZEN KATSUMITSU, etc., MASANORI pursued SUE-BIZEN style,
        see MIMASAKA MUNEMITSU, following, 
                        and SUE-BIZEN KATSUMITSU/MUNEMITSU

  NOTE: Often misinterpreted or mistranslated, these BIZEN-style
        smiths traveled to OMI as sword smiths in the camp of 
        warrior and Lord of the AKAMATSU, MASANORI. The smiths 
        were not warriors. MASANORI was also a smith but only as
        a personal interest. 
        KO-MOKUME with JI-NIE. KO-GUNOME with ASHI. GUNOME-CHOJI
        MIDARE, NIOI-DEKI KO-MIDARE BA. MIDARE BOSHI with deep 
        turnback. MASANORI died in MEI-O 3, 1494.
     HYOBU SHOYU MINAMOTO ASON MASANORI SAKU
     JUSHI-I SAKYO-DAYU MINAMOTO ASON MASANORI SAKU 



Akamatsu Masanori Katateuchi

Akamatsu Masanori Katateuchi
Nagasa: 63cm
Sori: 1.8cm


Made for Oda Nobunaga's great grand son, Oda Toshisada.
Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune, strong Katateuchi with elongated Kissaki.
Strongly forged Mokume/Itame Hada has JiNie.
Katsumitsu/Munemitsu style Gunome-Choji rides in high waves to the Shinogi through the upper. Dynamics add to a sharply rippling rise and fall in the lower. His Hamon has strong Nie, especially through the mid and the Nioi-guchi is tight when compared with his teachers.
Full Boshi is deep with a deep, long-fall Kaeri that becomes Muneyaki.
Nakago is Ubu, three Mekugi-ana, one filled.
Signed:

   Tame Oda Yamato-no-Kami Fujiwara Toshisada
   Hyobu Shoyu Minamoto Ason Masanori Saku

   Cho-Kyo Sannen Hachi-Gatsu Juroku Hi - 1489


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