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Bitchu Mizuta ~Primer~












BITCHU
   MIZUTA
KUNISHIGE (OTSUKI) KEI-CHO 1596     |__________ ____________________ (TAMEIYE)
____|____  ____|____            ____|____  ___|___ KUNISHIGE  KUNISHIGE (MUSASHI)  KUNISHIGE  TAMEIYE
____|____  TEI-KYO 1684 to EDO            ___|___
KUNISHIGE                               TAMEIYE
MIZUTA: ITAME-MASAME with GUNOME-TOGARI MIDARE
and O-NOTARE TOGARI. Long MUNE-YAKI seen on
some examples. NIE can be thick. NIE drifts.


KUNISHIGE TEI-KYO (t: OTSUKI ICHIZO): OTSUKI-SHICHIRO.
Awarded YAMASHIRO DAIJO title. Made swords in
SAKUSHU TSUYAMA and moved to EDO. Late in life
he changes his name to KAZUTORA.
ITAME of MOKUME HADA. NOTARE with GUNOME-MIDARE.
YAMASHIRO DAIJO MINAMOTO KUNISHIGE
YAMASHIROnoKAMI MOMO-KUNI NYUDO KAZUTORA SAKU




















Mizuta Kunishige

Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune to Chu-Kissaki.
A blue cast and shining luminescence from wet Ji-Nie on dark and well-knit Ko-Itame Hada.


A rolling Notare O-Gunome Ba is frosty white.
Nioi Fukashi has strong Nie and Ara-Nie at the Boshi. Sprays of NIE in the Monouchi call across to the HA.
Mune-Yaki falls on the back.
Saagari Hakikake Boshi.
Suriage Nakago is Kirijiri with two Mekugi-ana.

   Kuni (shige)














Mizuta Kunishige

Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, Chu-Kissaki.
Running Itame Hada has thick Mura Ji-Nie.
Hitatatsura Ba with large Tobi-Yaki and Mune-Yaki in profuse Nie and Ara-Nie.
Chu-Sugu Boshi in Sunagashi with Togari Hakikake.
Ubu Kurijiri, two Mekugi-ana.

A particularly beautiful and striking work.








Bitchu Tameiye Wakizashi

Fine Ko-Itame Hada has Ji-Nie.
Sweeping Notare Nie O-Midare Ba. Nie becomes Ara in places.
Bitchu-no-Kuni Asabe Ju Tameiye