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The Eight DO
SANYODO
- The Eight Roads of KOTO



AKI SA School    * The Great SA Tree Stretches Its Boughs *

During the contest and collapse of the Southern Cause, CHIKUZEN
smiths followed SADAYUKI to AKI. See CHIKUZEN SA, NAGATO SA, 
OISHISA in CHIKUGO and HIRADO SA in HIZEN.
_______________   __________________  ___________________________
CHIKUZEN NYUSAI   OYAMA-SHO MORIYASU  KUNIMITSU  br: SA YASUYOSHI
    EI-NIN 1293          KEM-MU 1334  ____|____       KEM-MU 1334
                                      NOBUMITSU EN-BUN 1356 
                                                     _________  
SA SADAYUKI started the AKI SA                       SHIGEMORI  
favoring CHIKUZEN YUKIHIRO style.                     TEI-JI 1362
_________________        _____________                      
CHIKUZEN SADAYUKI became AKI YASUYOSHI(1) BUN-WA 1352
       |______________________________________________
       |                             _________________|__________
       |                             CHIKUZEN SA KUNIHIRO SHO-HEI
       |                             _________________|__________
       |                             CHIKUZEN SA HIROYASU SHO-HEI
_______|___        _____________                  ____|______    
SA YASUYUKI became AKI YASUYOSHI(2) O-AN 1368     SA SADAHIRO    
       |________ ______ _________ ___________          O-AN 1368
   ____|____   _|   ___|___   ___|___     ___|____  
   SHIGEZANE   SA   IKUTAMA   TOMOIYE     MORIYASU O-EI 1394
   ____|____  - O-EI 1394 -    O-AN 1368  ___|_____   
   MITSUZANE           _________          SHIGEMORI EI-KYO 1429
    BUN-AN 1444        MITSUHISA          ___|_____
                       O-NIN 1467         MORISHIGE CHO-ROKU 1457
_________                         ________     _______     
MITSUFUSA BUN-MEI 1469            TAKENAGA     IYENAGA     
____|___                          BUN-MEI 1469 BUN-AN  1444
NAGAHIRO BUN-GI 1501              
Leaves for BIZEN: TAI-EI 1521         _________  
                                      NORIMITSU MEI-O 1492 
                                   (f: CHIKUGO OISHI NORINAGA)

AKI YASUYOSHI(1) (SADAYUKI) BUN-WA: KITARO. Student of SA. From
        CHIKUZEN. Some thought he was apprentice to the great
        YUKIHIRO. First signed SADAYUKI and transferred to AKI,
        changing his name as a school flag. ITAME with MASAME.
        HOTSURE through SA-style KO-MIDARE, NOTARE GUNOME mix or
        GUNOME O-MIDARE HA in NIE. TSUKI-AGE "Thrust" BOSHI.
     SA
     YASUYOSHI

CHIKUZEN SA KUNIHIRO SHO-HEI (f: SADAYUKI, t: O-SA): Worked past
        EN-BUN 1356. Following his father, he is said to have 
        brought his son. He made wide TANTO and shallow 
        KOSHIZORI. Running SHIRA-KE HADA with JI-NIE. NIE-DEKI
        NOTARE-MIDARE. MIDARE-BOSHI with SA TOGARI-KAERI.

CHIKUZEN SA HIROYASU SHO-HEI (f: SA KUNIHIRO): Transferred for 
the AKI SA. See CHIKUZEN SA School for example. Wide HIRA-TSUKURI DAMBIRA and TACHI. Running ITAME has JI-NIE. Dark CHIKEI tones the color. GUNOME in NOTARE is combed with SUNAGASHI. ARA-NIE. TSUKI-AGE BOSHI.


Nyusai Tachi
Nagasa: 2 Shaku 3 Sun 6 Bu (71.5cm)
Sori: 8 Bu 5 Rin (2.57cm)
Moto-haba: 9 Bu (2.72cm)
Saki-haba: 5 Bu (1.51cm)
Kissaki-naga: 5 Bu 7 Rin (1.72cm)
Nakago: 5 Sun 8 Bu (17.9cm)


Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune, Ko-Kissaki.
Made in reverence to the classics, it is pre-Soshu styling and has the appearance of Sanjo's Mikazuki.
Bo-Hi to Kakudome.
Ko-Itame Hada is running roughly. JiNie become thick in places.
Fine Ko-Nie Hoso-Suguha in deep Nioi-Fukashi.
Hoso-Sugu, Ko-Maru Boshi has short Kaeri.
Ubu, two Mekugi-ana.

    Aki-no-Kuni Nyusai
    Ei-Nin Gonen Jun Ju-GatsuHi - 1297

Dated, this sword provides us with the travels of the Ko-Chikuzen.
See Chikuzen
 
Nyusai Tachi - Juyo Bunkazai



AKI SA School SA SADAHIRO O-AN (t: CHIKUZEN HIROYASU): From CHIKUZEN. Wide blades, running HADA with JI-NIE. NOTARE GUNOME mix with SUNAGASHI. TSUKI-AGE BOSHI. SADAYUKI O-EI: Leaves for HIZEN and the HIRADO SA. AKI YASUYOSHI(2) (SA YASUYUKI) O-AN (f: SADAYUKI/AKI YASUYOSHI): Came with his father, emulating his name-change under the expanding umbrella of the NAMBOKUCHO SA. SA O-EI (f: YASUYUKI): ITAME. NOTARE GUNOME mix. ___________ SA SADAYASU O-EI 1394: SAEKI-SHO. GUNOME-MIDARE and NOTARE BA. _________ YOSHIMORI O-EI 1394: Same as KANEMORI. Work resembles HOKKE ICHIJO School of BINGO as he is also BINGO ASHIDA ICHIJO KANEMORI. In ITAME with MASAME. SUGUHA. ICHIJO KANEMORI GEISHU JU KANEMORI YOSHIMOTO JU KANEMORI SAKU GEISHU YOSHIMOTO JUNIN KANEMORI AKI SHU YOSHIMOTO JUNIN KANEMORI SAKU _________ NOBUMITSU EN-BUN (f: KUNIMITSU): Nephew of CHIKUZEN SA YASUYOSHI. _______ MITSUYO MEI-TOKU 1390 (f: HIZEN NORISUYE): MIIKE. In the style of the great CHIKUGO MIIKE. ITAME of MASAME. Steel shows "White" standing SHIRA-KE UTSURI. SUGUHA with HOTSURE and GUNOME CHOJI-MIDARE. NIJUBA. This smith is known for enclosed HORIMONO. School mark: BO-HI. _______________ _________ ___________________________ SUE-SA NORIYASU YOSHISUKE YOSHIMOTO (same as KANEMORI) - EI-KYO 1429 -
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