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The Eight DO
TOKAIDO - The Eight Roads of KOTO




IGA                      IGA: MOKUME with MASAME. SUGUKO-GUNOME
                          MIDARE. GUNOME-MIDARE KO-MIDARE in NIE.
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KUNITSUNA SABEInoJO: Said pupil of SAKON (AWATAGUCHI KUNITSUNA)
   KEN-CHO 1249
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MUNECHIKA KEM-MU 1334 to TEI-JI 1362 
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MUNECHIKA O-EI 1394   KUNITSUNA MUNETAKA MUNEYORI 
 _|_                        - TEI-JI 1362 -  
__|______                ________   
MUNECHIKA EI-SHO 1504    HIDENAGA EI-KYO 1429

MUNECHIKA KEM-MU: IGA OTOWA JU. AHAI-GORI. MOKUME with MASAME.
        SUGUHA or SUGU KO-MIDARE GUNOME-MIDARE in NIE. It is 
        repetitiously noted in technicals that many swords with 
        MUNECHIKA inscriptions, have been fraudulently sold as 
        SANJO. Many are IGA swords.

KUNITSUNA TEI-JI (f: MUNECHIKA): MOKUME with MASAME. SUGU GUNOME-
        MIDARE.

MUNETAKA TEI-JI (f: MUNECHIKA): MOKUME with MASAME. SUGUHA and 
        GUNOME-MIDARE.


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(f: TEGAI KANENAGA(1), t: KANENAGA 3) 
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    TEGAI KANEZANE(1) KO-AN 1361
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    TEGAI KANEZANE(2) O-EI 1394
      _______|____   
      IGA KANEZANE(3) BUN-AN 1444
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      IGA KANEZANE(4) KO-SHO 1455

KANEZANE(3) BUN-AN: TEGAI smith from YAMATO. HOSO-SUGUHA and 
        GUNOME patterns showing HOTSURE and SUNAGASHI. BOSHI is 
        usually HAKIKAKE.

KANEZANE(4) KO-SHO: MAGOSHIRO. Worked to BUN-MEI. TEGAI work is
        flowing and swept patterns with HOTSURE. 
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