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The Eight DO
TOSANDO - The Eight Roads of KOTO




OMI TAKAGI      OMI TAKAGI:  MASAME with O-HADA has JI-NIE.
                     SUGU KO-MIDARE, KO-NOTARE GUNOME in KO-NIE 
________             with SUNAGASHI. MIDARE BOSHI.              
TAKAHIRO KO-AN 1278
________                           
SADAMUNE (SAGAMI) KEM-MU 1334 Became: HIROMITSU
    |________________________ _________________ ________________
____|____                 ___|____          ___|____            |
TOSHINAGA (To ECHIGO)     TAKAHIRO          SADAMUNE(2)         |
    | EN-BUN 1356         EN-BUN 1356       O-AN 1368           |
    |               _____________________________ ______________|
    |           ___|___                       ___|___  
    |           ARIKUNI (JINJI) TEI-WA 1345   ARIMASA TEI-WA 1345 
    |           ___|___                       ___|_____
    |           ARIYUKI EN-BUN 1356           SHIGENAGA O-AN 1368
    |___________ ___________________________ ___________________
____|____     __|______                  ___|____               |
TOSHINAGA(2)  TOMOYOSHI MEI-TOKU 1390    AKIMITSU MEI-TOKU 1390 |
O-EI 1394       |__________ ______                              |
              __|_____ ____|___ __|_____  ________              |
              TOMOYASU TOMOKUNI MOMOKUNI  TOMONAGA O-EI 1394    |
              __|_____ - O-EI 1394 -      ________              |
              YASUYUKI                    MASANORI EI-KYO 1429  |
              EI-KYO 1429                       ________________|
                                            ___|____             
                                            SUKENAGA EI-TOKU 1381
                            _________ _________|
                        ___|____  ___|____  ___|_____            
                        KUNISUKE  SUKEHISA  SUKETSUGU EI-KYO 1429
_____________  ________           O-EI 1394    |__________       
ASAI MUNENOBU  AKIMITSU                     ___|_____ ____|____ 
    - MEI-O 1492 -                          SUKEYOSHI MURAYOSHI 
  _______  ________                           - CHO-ROKU 1457 - 
  TOMOIYE  TAKAHIRO    
   - EI-SHO 1504 -     

SADAMUNE(1) KEM-MU: TAKAGI SADAMUNE is considered either SOSHU 
        SADAMUNE or his son. SOSHU SADAMUNE is thought to have 
        hailed from OMI. He was born EI-NIN 6, 1298 and died 
        SHO-HEI 4, 1349. See SADAMUNE(2), below.
    MEI: GOSHU TAKAGI SADAMUNE
         GOSHU TAKAGI JU SADAMUNE
 Tokubetsu Juyo Sadamune 
 Tokubetsu Juyo Sadamune 

SADAMUNE(2) O-AN (f: SADAMUNE): Supposed the 2nd SOSHU SADAMUNE.
        Work from TEI-JI 1362 to O-AN 1368. Made HIRA-TSUKURI, 
        MITSU-MUNE, 9 SUN, thin and evenly curved TANTO, SOSHU
        style. KO-ITAME HADA is veiled in JI-NIE. SOSHU style 
        NIE-KUZURE GUNOME HA follows a NOTARE undulation. Special
        SADAMUNE note: SUNAGASHI flows with swirling SOSHU style
        MOKUME HADA and is differentiated from NOBUKUNI wherein
        SUNAGASHI runs through HAMON figures following after MASA
        laminations that parallel the HA. MIDARE BOSHI with 
        TOGARI. KAERI-FUKASHI SAGERU.
    MEI: GOSHU TAKAGI SADAMUNE
         GOSHU TAKAGI JU SADAMUNE



Sadamune Tanto
Nagasa: 8 Sun 9 Bu
Sori: 1 Bu 5 Rin

Hira-tsukuri, Mitsu-mune .
Running Itame Hada has
JiNie.
Ko-Notare mixes with Gunome-Midare Ba in Ko-Nie.
Sunagashi and Kinsuji disrupts figures into Nijuba in places.
Midare-Komi, Tsuki-age Boshi has deep-falling Kaeri.
Signed:

Goshu Takagi Ju Sadamune






Katakiri Takagi Sadamune



Sadamune Dambira
Nagasa: 38.5cm
Moto-Haba: 3.0cm

Moto-Kasane: 7mm
Sori: 0.7cm



OMI TAKAGI SADAMUNE is considered the 2nd SOSHU SADAMUNE.
He and KANRO TOSHINAGA studied under SOSHU SADAMUNE to form the back-bone and roots of the TAKAGI School.

Soshu Dambira Sugata has a well-done SOnoKURIKARA Dragon and KEN Horimono on OMOTE with RENDAI to URA.
KO-ITAME HADA has brilliant JI-NIE.
NIE-KUZURE GUNOME HA shows SUNAGASHI following the undulating HABUCHI.
This is the main appraisal-point that differentiates Sadamune from Nobukuni - Sadamune Sunagashi follows the Hada while Nobukuni Sunagashi runs through Hamon undulations, leaving the Habuchi to follow lamination lines along the Ha.

SUNAGASHI and deep NIOI pull a small KO-MARU into a near TOGARI BOSHI that is Sa-agari low. KAERI falls deeply.
MACHIs seem raised on this many mounted NAKAGO.



OMI TAKAGI School
ARIMASA TEI-WA (t: SADAMUNE): ITAME with MASAME. NOTARE BA.

TAKAHIRO EN-BUN (t: SADAMUNE):  ITAME HADA. SUGUHA and NOTARE BA.
           TAKAHIRO in EI-SHO 1504.
    MEI: OMI-no-KUNI MORIYAMA JU TAKAHIRO

SHIGENAGA O-AN (f: ARIMASA): From TEI-WA 1345 to O-EI 1394. ITAME
        HADA. SUGUHA and KO-NOTARE BA.
    MEI: TAKAGI SHIGENAGA
         OMI-no-KUNI JUNIN SHIGENAGA

ARIYUKI EN-BUN (f: JINJI): From TEI-WA 1345 to EN-BUN 1356.
    MEI: GOSHU JU ARIYUKI

TOSHINAGA EN-BUN (t: SADAMUNE): AMAKURO. GAMO-GORI JU. Worked in
        ECHIZEN and ECHIGO. Made TACHI with  raised SHINOGI. 
        MASAME HADA has JI-NIE. NIE-DEKI ASAKI KO-NOTARE BA. The
        BUN-WA 1352 YAMATO-style raised SHINOGI and MASAME HADA 
        has provoked an association to both TAIMA and SENJUIN 
        sword schools. 9 SUN TANTO - wide and thin with 
        MITSU-MUNE. TANTO have running O-HADA mix and JI-NIE. 
        NOTARE-MIDARE with SUNAGASHI and HAKIKAKE in NIE. BOSHI 
        in TACHI have been slight NOTARE - KO-MARU. TANTO: MIDARE
        YAKI-ZUMI. 
        HORIMONO: SU-KEN "Sword," GOMABASHI "Chop-sticks" and 
        large and small grooves. 2nd TOSHINAGA in O-EI.
    TACHI-MEI: GOSHU KANRO TOSHINAGA
               GOSHU TAKAGI JU TOSHINAGA
    TANTO OMOTE-MEI: GOSHU KANRO
            URA-MEI: TOSHINAGA
           or OMOTE: GOSHU KANRO TOSHINAGA

AKIMITSU MEI-TOKU (t: TOSHINAGA): MASAME HADA has JI-NIE. KO-NIE 
          GUNOME following a shallow ASAKI-NOTARE undulation.  
          HAKIKAKE is swept with HOTSURE.
    MEI: GOSHU KANRO JU AKIMITSU

AKIMITSU MEI-O: SUGAWARA AKIMITSU

TOMOYOSHI MEI-TOKU (t: TOSHINAGA): MASAME HADA has JI-NIE. SUGUHA 
           and KO-MIDARE or NOTARE BA having SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: GOSHU KANRO TOMOYOSHI

YASUYUKI O-EI - EI-KYO (f: TOSHINAGA,t: TOMOYASU): MASAME HADA. 
          SUGU KO-NOTARE. NOTARE shows SUNAGASHI inside split 
          NIJUBA HAKIKAKE. Another follows in EI-SHO 1504. 
    MEI: GOSHU JU YASUYUKI

MOMOKUNI O-EI (f: TOMOYOSHI, t: TOSHINAGA): MASAME has JI-NIE. 
          KO-MIDARE BA swings on a ASAKI-NOTARE undulation. 
    MEI: GOSHU JU MOMOKUNI


Kanro Toshinaga
Nagasa: 9 Sun 2 Bu (27.87cm)
Moto-haba: 9 Bu 8 Rin (2.36cm)
Moto-kasane: 2 Bu (0.6cm)
Nakago: 3 Sun 3 Bu (10.1cm
)


Omote: Kiriba, Ura: Hira. Ihori-mune, Uchizori Tanto. Bo-Hi and So-bi.
Itame has Masame mix where an abundance of JiNie guards repeating instances of Chikei.
Deep Nioi-Fukashi Gunome-Midare plays in a rolling Notare. Kinsuji vies with the strafing Sunagashi. Nie becomes Ara.
Midare Boshi finds Saagari Ko-Maru in Hakikake and Kinsuji.
Ubu, two Mekugi-ana, several mountings.

         Goshu Kanro Toshinaga

Kanro Toshinaga
































Kanro Toshinaga
Juyo Bunkazai


Kanro Toshinaga
Nagasa: 8 Sun 9 Bu (27cm)
Uchizori
Moto-haba: 8 Bu 6 Rin (2.6cm)
Moto-kasane: 1 Bu 8 Rin (0.56cm)
Nakago: 3 Sun (9.1cm)


Although known for his Katakiriba, this piece is Hira-tsukuri.
Katakiraba is an animal of the late-Kamakura, where Genkyo sword-making sees the influence from Osafune Kagemitsu. Toshinaga, however, has Sadamune for his teacher.
Hira-tsukuri, Mitsu-mune, Soshu influenced Tanto Sugata has elongated Kissaki area. Suken and Gomabashi on Ura.
Ko-Itame Hada sees some Masame. There is JiNie. Nioi-Fukashi, Ara-Nie Yakiba on an Aski-Notare roll. Sunagashi is the theme, with streaking, firmly placed Kinsuji.
Midare-Komi, Hakikake Boshi is Yakizumi with Ko-Maru on Ura.
Omote:
Goshu Kanro
Ura: Toshinga


OMI TAKAGI School
SUKEHISA O-EI (f: SUKENAGA): To EI-KYO 1429. Early SEKITOJI. SUGU 
           GUNOME HA.
    MEI: GOSHU GAMO JU SUKEHISA

SUKETSUGU EI-KYO: GOSHU GAMO JU SUKETSUGU

SUKEYOSHI CHO-ROKU (f: SUKETSUGU): GOSHU GAMO JU SUKEYOSHI

MASANORI EI-KYO: GOSHU TAKAGI JU MASANORI
                 GOSHU TAKAJIMA JU MASANORI


ASAI MUNENOBU MEI-O: ITAME HADA. SUGUHA and MIDARE BA.
    MEI: GOSHU ASAI-GORI MUNENOBU SAKU
         OMI-no-KUNI ASAI-GORI MUNENOBU
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