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The Eight DO
SANYODO - The Eight Roads



BITCHU KO-AOE 
~Second Fork~ 
TSUGUIYE  - "The Ten Sons"
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TSUGUIYE SHO-GEN 1207  SHOGEN GOBAN KAJI 
    |__________________________________ _______________ ________
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TOSHITSUGU KEN-RYAKU 1211          TSUGUYOSHI    TSUGUTOSHI     |
    |_____________ __________         - RYAKU-NIN 1238 -        |
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YUKITSUGU      SUKETSUGU  SHIGETSUGU     TSUGUNAO BUN-EI 1264   |
KEN-CHO 1249      - KO-CHO 1261 -        ___|____               |
                                         MOROHISA KO-AN 1278    |
 - CHU-AOE Smiths -  _______________________ ___________________|
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                TSUGUTANE KEN-JI 1275   TSUGUTADA RYAKU-NIN 1238
                 ___|____               ____|____ 
                 SANENOBU EI-NIN 1293   MASATSUGU KAN-GEN 1243 

TSUGUIYE: "Ten Sons" SHO-GEN GOBAN - 8th month. Narrow TACHI.
        FUNBARI width clings through the MONOUCHI,then falls to
        KO-KISSAKI. KOSHIZORI. Strongly standing KO-ITAME, MOKUME
        with JI-NIE.SUGUHA with KO-ASHI and HIRO-SUGU KO-MIDARE. 
        Within his YAKIBA, an inner-pattern of NOTARE and 
        O-GUNOME forms are striated with KINSUJI and SUNAGASHI.
        This is BITCHU style.Some examples show flower-shaped 
        CHOJI-MIDARE. The YAKIBA is deep. Rich NIE. 
        BOSHI: "Swept" to YAKIZUME or slight KAERI.
    MEI: TSUGUIYE 

BUNKAZAI TSUGUIYE 



BUNKAZAI TSUGUIYE
NAGASA: 71.5cm SORI: 2.4cm
An offering to the Outer Ise Shrine by
TOKUGAWA SHOGUN TSUNAYOSHI, GEN-ROKU NI-NEN - 1689


SHINOGI-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE, early KAMAKURA KOSHIZORI TACHI where the 
sweep of its broad MONOUCHI slopes to find an elongated KO-KISSAKI. 
Standing KO-ITAME, MOKUME mix with JIFU-IRI and JI-NIE. 
SUGU ASAKI-NOTARE holds thick standing and striated O-GUNOME KO-MIDARE BA 
inner figures, in starkly defined NIOI and thick KO-NIE. YO stands while 
ASHI drops through SUNAGASHI. KINSUJI cuts facets. 
SUGU MIDARE-KOMI BOSHI. The SAKI has KO-NIE brushed through a small 
KO-MARU. 
MACHI-OKURI NAKAGO has four MEKUGI-ANA. Signed in the SHINOGI-JI against 
the MUNE: 
    TACHI URA-MEI: 
      TSUGUIYE 

BITCHU KO-AOE
TSUGUTADA JO-EI (f: TSUGUIYE): Deep SORI, narrow-bladed KOSHIZORI
        TACHI with FUNBARI and KO-KISSAKI. Standing MOKUME has 
        JI-NIE. Refined KO-CHOJI KO-MIDARE with ASHI in NIE.
        KINSUJI and SUNAGASHI. YAKIBA will not be wide. 
        BOSHI is SUGU to KO-MARU.
    MEI: TSUGUTADA

MASATSUGU KAN-GEN (f: TSUGUTADA): KO-ITAME with JI-NIE covering.
        CHIJI-MEN-no-HADA dappled along. KO-MIDARE, KO-CHOJI 
        mixed. Also: CHU-AOE MASATSUGU known in TOKU-JI 1306.
    MEI: MASATSUGU

TOSHITSUGU KEN-RYAKU: According to newer thought TOSHITSUGU was
  (YORI)  son of TSUGUIYE, the older view holds MORITSUGU the  
          sire - 3rd son. Strong FUNBARIKO-KISSAKI, KOSHIZORI 
          TACHI. KO-ITAME MOKU with dappled JI-NIE. HOSO-SUGUHA 
          with ASHI, SUGU KO-MIDARE KO-CHOJI with ASHI or CHOJI-
          MIDARE in NIE. BOSHI: SUGU KO-MARU.
    MEI: TOSHITSUGU

TSUGUYOSHI(1) RYAKU-NIN (f: TSUGUIYE): TACHI. ITAME MOKUME with
        JI-NIE. "Active" CHIKEI. HIRO-SUGUHA with NEZUMI-ASHI. 
        SUGU KO-MIDARE in NIE. BOSHI: NOTARE.
    MEI: TSUGUYOSHI

TSUGUNAO BUNEI: Work from KAN-GEN 1243. Father of KO-AN MOROHISA.
     MEI: BITCHU-no-KUNI TSUGUNAO SAKU 
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