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The Eight DO
TOKAIDO - The Eight Roads of KOTO

Appraisal Note: Shimada, Shitahara and others, 
of "Soshu style" were Soshu.
They are as part of Soshu as if listed in Sagami.
Chikashige -
Armorer at Odawara Hachi-Oji





MUSASHI SHIMOHARA & MUSASHI MASAMUNE                                                   MASAMUNE: UZU-MAKI no MOKUME. CHIKEI and  ________________        JI-NIE. Clear blue steel. KO-NIE in NIOI. TAMETSUGU School        SUGU, NOKO or O-MIDARE. ASHI.  SUNAGASHI. ___|____ MASAMUNE(1) KAN-O 1350   ___|____                 MASAMUNE(2) O-AN 1368  

SHIMOHARA or SHITAHARA
   SOSHU influence. Strong ring-shaped MOKUME UZU-MAKI                HADA with O-HADA. KO-NOTARE KO-GUNOME mixed, GUNOME-                MIDARE or HITATSURA in thick and profuse KO-NIE.  __________ CHIKASHIGE(1) YAMAMOTO EI-SHO - TEN-MON 1532 SHIMOHARA Founder      |___________________________ ____|_____  - brothers -    ____|____ _________ CHIKASHIGE(2) TEN-MON 1532  TERUSHIGE(1) EI-ROKU 1558 MASATOSHI Changed name  ________          |____________ __________ _______ becoming:     KANENAGA      ____|____     ___|____  ____|____   | __|______      KO-JI 1555   TERUSHIGE(2)  TERUHIRO  MASASHIGE   | YASUSHIGE(1)                KEI-CHO 1596    - TEN-SHO 1573 -    | __|______                                        _______________| YASUSHIGE(2) TEN-SHO 1573                    ___|_____   |_____________ ____________                HIROSHIGE  __|______     __|______    __|_______        BUN-ROKU & KEI-CHO YASUSHIGE(3)  KUNISHIGE    CHIKASHIGE       SHINTO HIROSHIGE line 1st brother   2nd brother  3rd brother  - BUN-ROKU to KEI-CHO SHINTO line -
"Musashi Masamune" Founder of Shimohara CHIKASHIGE(1) EI-SHO: YAMAMOTO TAJIMA. TAKIYAMA JU.Transferred             to SHIMOHARA. The pitted plan of HOJO SOUN against the            UESUGI pulled the mix of SHIMOTSUKE TOKUJIRA and SOSHU             smiths together at HACHIOJI town, and forged the             learnings of CHIKASHIGE. O-HADA with JI-NIE brings a            bright feeling to UZU-MAKI no JORIN MOKUME (ring-shaped            whirlpool) HADA,a school mark. SUGUHA, SUGU KO-NOTARE            KO-GUNOME in KO-NIE. NIOI falls from the line.     MEI: CHIKASHIGE          BUSHU JU CHIKASHIGE CHIKASHIGE(2) EI-ROKU (f:CHIKASHIGE): YAMAMOTO TOZAEMON. Eldest             son. Granted the use of YASU from HOJO UJIYASU and             became YASUSHIGE(1). Work from EI-ROKU 1558 to TEN-SHO            1573. Work resembles his father's GUNOME-MIDARE HA.      MEI: BUSHU JU CHIKASHIGE





Shitahara Jorin Uzu-maki Hada



The Way it Looks~

                                                            Shitahara Jorin Uzu-maki Hada


                                         Shitahara Jorin Uzu-maki Hada



MUSASHI SHIMOHARA 

YASUSHIGE(1)TEN-MON (f: CHIKASHIGE):YAMAMOTO TOZAEMON.First
           signed CHIKASHIGE. HADA: UZU-MAKI JORIN (ring-shaped)
           MOKUME. MURA-NIE and NIOI-DEKI SUGU NOTARE-MIDARE BA,
           GUNOME-MIDARE with KO-ASHI. Work resembles his father.
           KURIJIRI NAKAGO is signed with a small BUSHU, and a 
           large YASUSHIGE.
    MEI: BUSHU JU YASUSHIGE
         BUSHU JU YASUSHIGE SAKU

YASUSHIGE(2) TEN-SHO (f: YASUSHIGE 1): YAMAMOTO TOUEMON. Worked
        from TEN-SHO 1573 to KEICHO 1596. Standing, evenly set
        JORIN-MOKU HADA. KO-NIE GUNOME with ASHI-IRI undulates.
        KO-MARU BOSHI or TOGARI. FUKUGATA Belly-shaped NAKAGO 
        finds KURIJIRI.
    MEI: YASUSHIGE
         BUSHU JU YASUSHIGE SAKU
         BUSHU SHIMOHARA JU YASUSHIGE

MASATOSHI(2) TEN-MON 1532: Worked at TAKIYAMA Castle. SHIMADA
ODAWARA MASATOSHI is the same man. Moved to ODAWARA.
BUSHU JU MASATOSHI

KANENAGA KO-JI: Work from TEN-MON through KO-JI. SHIMOHARA.
BUSHU JU KANENAGA

TERUSHIGE(1) EI-ROKU (f: CHIKASHIGE 1): YAMAMOTO GENJIRO. First         named YAMAMOTO UKON CHIKASHIGE, he was granted HOJO          UJITERU's TERU. Wide body with elongated KISSAKI.          Standing JORIN MOKUME (ring-shaped UZU). Tightly held         NIOI outlines GUNOME-MIDARE with profuse MURA-NIE.     MEI: BUSHU JU CHIKASHIGE          BUSHU JU TERUSHIGE          BUSHU JU TERUSHIGE SAKU TERUSHIGE(2) KEI-CHO (br: YASUSHIGE): YAMAMOTO GENZAEMON or         SHICHIROUEMON. In the style of the 1st, SUGU KO-MIDARE,         GUNOME-MIDARE. NIOI FUKASHI (deep). Considered SHINTO.     MEI: BUSHU JU TERUSHIGE SAKU          BUSHU SHIMOHARA JU TERUSHIGE SAKU TERUHIRO TEN-SHO (f:TERUSHIGE 1): Second son. YAMAMOTO SOJIRO. In         the style of the 1st.JORIN no MOKU. GUNOME-MIDARE in          MURA-NIE.     MEI: BUSHU SHIMOHARA JU TERUHIRO MASASHIGE TEN-SHO (f: TERUSHIGE 1): YAMAMOTO GENHACHI. Another         change from CHIKASHIGE. SUGUHA and GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE in         deep NIOI.      MEI: BUSHU JU MASASHIGE          BUSHU SHIMOHARA JU MASASHIGE SAKU HIROSHIGE(1) BUN-ROKU (:f TERUSHIGE): 4th son of TERUSHIGE.         YAMAMOTO-SHINSHICHIRO. His elder brother was the second         generation working later. GUNOME-MIDARE BA with falling         ASHI in fine KO-NIE in the HABUCHI. The YAKIBA is an even         NIOI GUCHI.      BUSHU JU HIROSHIGE      BUSHU SHIMOHARA JU HIROSHIGE 




Chikashige Tanto

Dambira with Koshi-Hi
Uzu "Whirl-Pool" Ring-shaped Jorin Mokume has JiNie
Omote
Wildly arcing Inazuma, Kinsuji and Sunagashi s
treak through Ko-Nie HitatsuraBa
  in Norishige, Soshu Style.
Ubu Tanago "Fish-belly" Nakago has small Haagari-Jiri and four Mekugi-Ana of many mountings. 


Bushu Ju Chikashige





    
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