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The Eight DO
SANYODO - The Eight Roads of KOTO
MIMASAKA




________                             _________________
TOMOTADA GEN-RYAKU 1184              OSAFUNE SANETSUNE 
    _____________________________________________| GEN-RYAKU 1184
___|____         -brothers-         _____________|____       
TOMOTADA KEN-NIN 1201               MIMASAKA SANETSUNE(1) 
   |________________________                     | SHO-GEN 1207
___|____                ____|___                 |  to BUN-O 1260
TADASADA SHO-GEN 1207   NORIFUSA SHO-GEN 1207    |
___|____                _________                |
HIDESADA TEI-O 1222     TOMOTOSHI JO-EI 1232     |
   |________________________                     |
___|_____                ___|_____               |
SADATSUNE KEN-CHO 1249   HIDETSUNA               |
(SANEYUKI)               KAN-GEN 1243            |
        ________ ________ ____________ __________|  
    ___|____ ___|____ ___|____     ___|____  ____|____  
    HIDESADA MOTOKUNI TADASADA     MOTONOBU  SANETSUNE(2) 
    ___|_____ - EI-NIN 1293 -         | - SHO-O 1288 -  
    SADATSUNE                      ___|____           
    BUN-PO 1317                    NORIFUSA KEM-MU 1334   

TOMOTADA SHO-GEN (br: SANETSUNE): 24 GOBAN KAJI 10th month. Their
        (TADA) father, SANETSUNE of OSAFUNE appeared for the 
        Emperor in the 8th month. The brothers appeared together
        in the 10th month. ITAME. SUGU KO-CHOJI MIDARE with ASHI.
    MEI: TADA
         TOMOTADA

NORIFUSA SHO-GEN (t: TOMOTADA): From BIZEN. MOKUME HADA. SUGU 
        KO-MIDARE BA with ASHI.
     NORIFUSA

SANETSUNE SHO-GEN (f: BIZEN SANETSUNE): 24 GOBAN KAJI 10th month.
        Work to BUN-O 1260. Came from BIZEN. He is listed as the
        son of OSAFUNE SANETSUNE, although it is possible this is
        the 8th month GOBAN who came again with his brother, 
        TOMOTADA in the 10th. Another thought has BUN-O SANETSUNE
        the son of GOBAN SANETSUNE and father of the later 
        century MIMASAKA smiths. KO-NIE KO-CHOJI MIDARE or 
        O-CHOJI MIDARE BA. Note: Another SANETSUNE in FUKUOKA 
        BIZEN, NIN-JI 1240 and OSAFUNE, GEN-O 1319.
    MEI: SANETSUNE

SANETSUNE SHO-O: KO-MIDARE of CHOJI-MIDARE BA. 
    MEI: SANETSUNE
         SAKUSHU SANETSUNE

MOTONOBU SHO-O (t: SANETSUNE, f: NORIFUSA):
    MEI: KAWABE MOTONOBU
         MIMASAKA KAWABE MOTONOBU
         MIMASAKA-no-KUNI KAWABE MOTONOBU

MIMASAKA
HIDESADA SHO-O (f: SANETSUNE): GUNOME-MIDARE that shows TOGARI.
        Also in IZUMO.
    MEI: MIMASAKA-no-KUNI HIDESADA TSUKURU

MOTONOBU EI-NIN (f: SANETSUNE): 
    MEI: MIMASAKA-no-KUNI KAWABE MOTOKUNI

MIMASAKA - O-EI
                                             ________
                                             TADASADA KEM-MU 1334
________                                     _________
SANEYUKI TEI-JI 1362                         TOMOTOSHI O-AN 1368
    |____________________                    ________  
____|___             ____|___                TADASADA O-EI 1394 
KAGEYUKI O-EI 1394   KAGESUKE O-EI 1394      ___|____  
____|___                                     SANEYUKI EI-KYO 1429 
KAGEYUKI(2) BUN-MEI 1469                     



TADASADA KEM-MU: Line falls from SANETSUNE School.
    MEI: SAKUSHU JU TADASADA

KAGEYUKI O-EI (f: SANEYUKI): ISHINUKI JU.
    MEI: SAKUSHU ISHINUKI JU KAGEYUKI

KAGEYUKI(2) BUN-MEI: ISHINUKI JU.

KAGESUKE O-EI: SUKE form: CHIEH "Guard." 
    MEI: SAKUSHU JU KAGESUKE

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KANEMITSU BUN-MEI 1469
    MEI: SAKUSHU JU KANEMITSU SAKU
         SAKUSHU KURASHIKI JU KANEMITSU
         SAKUSHU KURASHIKI JU KANEMITSU SAKU


MITSUHIRO MEI-O 1492; SUE-BIZEN style.
SAKISHU JU MITSU HIRO

 ____________________                      _________ HACHIROJIRO SUKESADA TEN-MON 1532         TADAMITSU SUKESADA KO-JI: Came from BIZEN. From TEN-MON 1532 to KO-JI 1555.             SUE-BIZEN style. MOKUME. SUGUHA and GUNOME patterns.     MEI: BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE SUKESADA          SAKUSHU JU HACHIROJIRO SUKESADA SAKU          BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE HACHIROJIRO SUKESADA SAKU          BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE HACHIROJIRO SUKESADA SAKU

MIMASAKA - SUE-BIZEN Group
____________________________
BIZEN ROKUROZAEMON SUKEMITSU KA-KICHI 1441    * See SUE-BIZEN *
                |__________________________________________
 _______________|_____     - brothers -     _______________|_____
 UKYOnoSUKE KATSUMITSU   - BUN-MEI 1469 -   SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU
 _______________|_____                            _________|
 JIROSAEMON KATSUMITSU CHO-KYO 1487  ____________|____  ___|_____
 _______________|_____               AKAMATSU MASANORI  MUNEMITSU
 JIROBEInoJO HARUMITSU                        - CHO-KYO 1487 -
________                        
SUKEFUSA CHO-KYO 1487           


MUNEMITSU CHO-KYO (t: BIZEN SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU): TSUKATANIJU.
        IWATA ROKUROZAEMON. Named for his teacher's brother. From
        BIZEN. Long career from BUN-MEI 1469 to EI-SHO 1504. Late
        in life he received WAKASA-no-KAMI title. Maintained his
        master's teachings, blades resemble SUE-BIZEN SAKYOnoSHIN
        MUNEMITSU. KO-MOKUME with JI-NIE on standing HADA. KO-NIE
        and NIOI-DEKI comprise SUGUHA with ASHI, GUNOME-MIDARE or
        GUNOME-CHOJI BA with ASHI and YO. 
        See KATSUMITSU/MUNEMITSU in SUE-BIZEN.
     SAKUSHU JU MUNEMITSU
     MISHU TSUKAYA JU ROKUROZAEMON MUNEMITSU
     SAKUSHU TSUKATANI JU ROKUROZAEMONnoJO MUNEMITSU
     MIMASAKA-no-KUNI JU WAKASA-no-KAMI FUJIWARA MUNEMITSU SAKU
     MIMASAKA-no-KUNI JUNIN IWATA WAKASA-no-KAMI FUJIWARA MUNEMITSU SAKU



MASANORI CHO-KYO (t: SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU): An AKAMATSU samurai.
        Nephew of the fated MITSUSUKE. Worked in HARIMA and 
        MIMASAKA making KATANA, TANTO and WAKIZASHI. Blades 
        resemble SAKYOnoSHIN's JI-NIE veiled KO-MOKUME HADA. 
        NIOI-DEKI SUGU KO-MIDARE, KO-GUNOME with ASHI and GUNOME-
        CHOJI BA. GUNOME may show TOGARI theme. Pattern will seem
        to thin out through the lower. MIDARE BOSHI with 
        FUKASHI-KAERI. See HARIMA for examples and the story of the 
AKAMATSU and OMI.   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.       HYOBU SHOYU MINAMOTO ASON MASANORI SAKU      JUSHI-I SAKYO-DAYU MINAMOTO ASON MASANORI SAKU

MIMASAKA - SUE-BIZEN Group
KATSUMITSU(5) CHO-KYO (f: UKYOnoSUKE KATSUMITSU): His Uncle was
        SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU. Worked with peers YOSAZAEMON 
        SUKESADA and JIROBEInoJO HARUMITSU, his son. Moved to 
        MIMASAKA. The SUE-BIZEN style of his father shows 
        plainly. KO-MOKUME HADA. GUNOME-CHOJI BA in the separated
        trough, KOSHI-HIRAKI O-EI style pursued by the SUE-BIZEN
        masters. SUE-BIZEN KATSUMITSU/MUNEMITSU smiths may show 
        the famous "Crab-claw" GUNOME-CHOJI pattern. Finely 
        carved KURIKARA "Dragon" HORIMONO. 
        See SUE-BIZEN - MUNEMITSU School
     OITE MIMASAKA-no-KUNI OHARA-SHO
     BIZEN JU OSAFUNE KATSUMITSU SAKU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU JIROZAEMONnoJO KATSUMITSU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JIROZAEMONnoJO KATSUMITSU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE JIROZAEMONnoJO KATSUMITSU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JUNIN OSAFUNE JIROZAEMONnoJO KATSUMITSU
     BIZEN OSAFUNE JIROZAEMONnoJO OITE MIMASAKA OHARA-SHO SAKU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE JIROZAEMONnoJO FUJIWARA KATSUMITSU SAKU 
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