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The Eight DO
SANYODO
- The Eight Roads of KOTO



TOMO MIHARA 

KO-MIHARA MASAIYE TOKU-JI 1306
KO-MIHARA MASAIYE TEI-WA 1345 
KO-MIHARA MASANOBU MEI-TOKU 1390 
________|_____                                    _________
O-AN SADATSUGU - Moved to TOMO in O-EI 1394       TOMOTSUGU  
        |_______________________________________     O-EI 1394
________|___          - brothers  -     ________|____
TOMO SADAIYE O-EI 1394                  TOMO IYETSUGU O-EI 1394
        |________________________            ___|____
     ___|_____   -brothers-   ___|____       IYETSUGU CHO-ROKU 
     SADATSUGU KYO-TOKU 1452  SADAHIRO       ___|____      1457
        | TOMO Founder        KO-SHO 1455    IYETSUGU MEI-O 1492
        |  ________  ________                ___|____  
        |  SADAHARU  SADANAGA CHO-ROKU 1457  IYETSUGU EI-SHO 1504
        |_______________________ ____________            
     ___|_____                ___|____    ___|____       
     SADATSUGU BUN-MEI 1469   SADAHIRO    MUNESADA KAN-SHO 1460 
     ___|_____                O-NIN 1467  ___|____
     SADATSUGU           ________         MUNESADA CHO-KYO 1487
      TEN-MON 1532       SADAHIRO         ___|____
_________                EI-SHO 1504      MUNESADA EI-SHO 1504
NOBUTSUGU KO-SHO 1455                     ___|____
______________                            MUNESADA TEN-SHO 1573
MIHARA SADAIYE BUN-MEI 1469   _________ _________    ____________ 
_________                     TSUGUTOMO MUNESHIGE    ODA IYESHIGE
MOTOTSUGU CHO-KYO 1487          - TAI-EI 1521 -      TEN-MON 1532

IYETSUGU O-EI (br: SADAIYE): Came to TOMO on his own initiative.
        IYETSUGU is considered a separate TOMO line because TOMO-
        style is KYO-TOKU period - from his brothers' son. 
        Slightly curved WAKIZASHI length swords are plentiful.
        ITAME on the HA hammered from MASAME. SUGUHA, CHU-SUGU 
        KO-MIDARE and GUNOME HA. Following generations in 
        CHO-ROKU 1457, MEI-O 1492 and EI-SHO 1504.
     BISHU TOMO JU IYETSUGU

SADAIYE O-EI (br: IYETSUGU): ITAME. SUGUHA and GUNOME.

SADAHIRO KO-SHO (f: SADAIYE): MOKUME with MASAME. GUNOME HA.

SADATSUGU KYO-TOKU (f: O-EI SADAIYE from O-AN SADATSUGU): 
        TOMO Founder. A competing theory has BITCHU AOE 
        SADATSUGU transferring to BINGO in O-EI. TOMO style 
        commences in KYO-TOKU 1452. Long TANTO. WAKIZASHI length
        of slight curve. Swords show raised SHINOGI. ITAME with
        JI-NIE. KO-NIE SUGUHA with slight NOTARE where slight 
        HOTSURE may brush from the line. KO-GUNOME MIDARE is seen
        within a generally even line. BO-UTSURI. UBU NAKAGO has a
        gentle swell and either straight falling or with slight 
        curve to a rounded slightly low-reaching HA-AGARI. 
        TOMO SADATSUGU found in BUN-MEI and TEN-MON. 
     SADATSUGU
     BISHU TOMO JU SADATSUGU

TOMO MIHARA

MUNESADA KAN-SHO (f: SADATSUGU): MOKUME with MASAME. SUGUHA and
        GUNOME. Follows: CHO-KYO, EI-SHO and TEN-SHO.

TOMOTSUGU O-EI: SUGUHA and SUGU KO-MIDARE BA.

SADAIYE BUN-MEI (t: MASAZANE): MIHARA style SUGU KO-MIDARE. ASHI.

IYESHIGE TEN-MON: MOKUME with MASAME. SUGU KO-MIDARE or GUNOME HA. 




Mihara Muneshige

Mihara Muneshige
Nagasa:14 7/8" (37.6cm)
Moto-haba: 1 3/16" (3cm)
Nakago: 5 1/8" (12.9cm)


Nagamaki style Ko-Wakizashi with very strong Kurikara Dragon and Vajra Ken Horimono.
Very strong Mokume has O-Hada and Ji-Nie. Masa along the Ha.
Ko-Nie and Nioi Gunome-Midare with deep Nioi Ashi. Kinsuji and Sunagashi define figures.
Jizo Boshi.
Ubu Nakago, one Mekugi-ana.

             Mihara Ju Muneshige



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