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The Eight DO

TOSANDO
- The Eight Roads of KOTO



MUTSU (RIKUOKU)  * Many Dates from Many Sources Vie for Swords *
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MOTOTOSHI TAI-HO 701   MOKUSA School:  Names reappear throughout 
_______                chronologies, judgment must weigh on style
AMAHARA KO-NIN 810 
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YASUFUSA MOKUSA Founder SHO-HYO 931            MONJU TEN-KEI 938
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MORIFUSA        MORITO  TOSHIYASU     MOKUSA         TAKEYASU   |
   | O-WA 961    - TEN-ROKU 970 -     TEN-GEN 978    O-WA 961   |
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TOMONAGA CHO-HO 999  SADAFUSA KAN-KO 1004                       |
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MOROMUNE             KITAYASUCHO-WA 1012                        |
CHO-RYAKU 1037       ___|____                                   |
                     MORIYASU CHO-KYU 1040                      |
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MITSUNAGA O-WA 961    ARIMASA     MARUSAKU    FUSHU EI-EN 987 
    |                    | - EI-EN 987 -      __|_____       
    |                    |___________         TAKEFUSA CHO-HO 999
    |        ____________|_____   ___|___     __|_         _____
    |        KO-BIZEN MASATSUNE   ARIYUKI     GANU         MONJU    
    |                             KAN-WA 985    - CHO-WA 1012 -
    |__________ _________ __________             
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MITSUTOMO  TOMOMITSU  KUNINAGA  TOMONAGA EI-EN 987
    |  - SHO-RYAKU 990 -        ____|___  
____|_____                      MOROMUNE CHO-RYAKU 1037 
MITSUTSUNE JI-AN 1021                     

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SANEFUSA JI-AN 1021                               
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MOKUSA TEN-KI 1053                 YASUFUSA KO-HEI 1058         
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YUKISHIGE TARO SHO-HO 1074         YUAN MOKUSA TARO KO-HEI 1058
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MARUFUSA KAN-JI 1087               YORIYASU DAI-JI 1126         
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MOKUSAMARU EI-KYU 1113

YASUFUSA SHO-HYO: MOKUSA Founder. SUGU KO-MIDARE GUNOME-MIDARE.

MORIFUSA O-WA (f: YASUFUSA): GUNOME-MIDARE KO-MIDARE BA.

TAKEYASU O-WA (f: YASUFUSA): SUGU GUNOME HA.

ARIMASA EI-EN (f: MUNEFUSA): Father of KO-BIZEN MASATSUNE. KO-NIE
        KO-GUNOME MIDARE HA.

KUNINAGA (t: MASATOSHI, f: MITSUNAGA):
     MOKUSA KUNINAGA


MUTSU MOKUSA School - KAMAKURA ________ ____ _________ RIKUOKU: YASUFUSA DAI-JI 1126 GAAN YASUMITSU ______________________|_____________________ -DAI-JI 1126- ___|___ ___|____ ____|____ MORIIYE HO-GEN 1156 MORIFUSA HO-EN 1135 TOSHIYASU | NIN-PYO 1151 - 4 brothers - | See DEWA ___________ __________|______________ ____|___ ____|____ ___|_____ ___|__ KIYOMARU KARYUMARU YUKITSUNE GARIMA O-HO 1161 ____|____ ___|______ ___|____ CHIKAKIKU SHO-JI 1199 TOSHITSUNE HIDEYASU TEN-PUKU 1233 ____|____ CHO-KAN 1163 ___|___ CHIKANORI - See DEWA - IYETOKI SHO-O 1288 TEN-PUKU 1233 MITSUTOMO KYU-AN (f: MITSUNAGA): Recorded in his line by the work of his descendants. MOKUSA BUN-EI: The environs of HIRAIZUMI is the famous and long camp of the MOKUSA Group. NARA smiths of TAI-HO 701 first came to IWAI-GORI at MOKUSA. It has been the center of MUTSU sword production and national source of smith lines and talent ever since. Many of its masters signed simply, "MOKUSA." Encountered pieces will most likely originate from the KAMAKURA period. SUGATA places time. CHIKEI twists through O-ITAME that stands. JI-NIE is spotted or "Dappled" along the JI. KO-NIE and NIOI CHOJI is KO-MIDARE where SUNAGASHI is seen. Swords might have the two-character TACHI-MEI placed just above the ANA. CHIKAKIKU SHO-JI (f: DEWA ONIOMARU, br: GASSAN): RIKUCHU. Son of ONIOMARU also called KIYOMARU, the originator of GASSAN in DEWA. One would expect O-ITAME HADA with dappled JI-NIE, KO-MIDARE BA and KO-GUNOME BA. CHIKAKIKU CHIKAKIRI GEN-RYAKU: RIKUOKU. Signature in KANA is possible. MUTSU MOKUSA-HA CHIKAKIRI RIKUOKU MOKUSA-HA CHIKAKIRI CHIKANORI BUN-JI to TEM-PUKU: Two smiths are given in several texts, allowing an earlier smith. The father was CHIKAKIKU. This MUTSU line birthed GASSAN in DEWA from grandfather KIYOMARU who is also called ONIOMARU. Signatures may be in KANA. See DEWA NICHIMYO NICHINORI CHIKANORI NICHIMYO HOSHI GASSAN CHIKANORI UNSHU JU CHIKANORI UNSHU GASSAN CHIKANORI
TOSHIYASU

TOSHIYASU NIN-PYO                     JUYO BIJUTSU-HIN TACHI
       NAGASA: 2 SHAKU 2.5 SUN             MOTO-HABA: 1.2 SUN
         SORI: 7 BU                        SAKI-HABA: 7.5 BU
       NAKAGO: 5 SUN 8.5 BU

        MOKUSAKAJI. Son of DAI-JI YASUFUSA. Only known piece.
        SHINOGI-TSUKURI,IHORI-MUNE, KO-KISSAKI TACHI. BO-HI. 
        Standing ITAME with O-HADA mixed. YAKIBA varies: a 
        KO-GUNOME MIDARE has jutting TOGARI rises in the mid, 
        while "Bean" GUNOME in the lower and long KO-NOTARE in the
        upper fall to the HA. SHIMA-BA like TOBI free themselves
        in the MONOUCHI. NIOI falls deep as SUNAGASHI cuts the 
        HABUCHI. BOSHI smooths to a relaxed SUGU KO-MIDARE that 
        ends in KO-MARU.


MUTSU MOKUSA School _________ ________ ______ ______ MITSUNAGA KITAYASU SAIKIN HO-EN 1135 MOKUSA HO-GEN 1156 ____|____ ___|____ __|__ __|___ MITSUTOMO MORIYASU FUSHU O-HO 1161 MOKUSA SHO-AN 1171 KYU-AN 1145 CHO-KAN __|__ __|___ ____ 1163 FUSHU JU-EI 1182 MOKUSA JU-EI 1182 MARU HO-GEN 1156 _|_ __|___ __|____ MOKUSA BUN-EI 1264 FUSHIMI SHO-O 1288 __|___ MOKUSA KEN-JI 1275 _________ ________ ________ _______ ______________ TOSHIYASU SANEKUNI TOMOKIYO IYENORI BUNGO YUKIHIRA - GEN-RYAKU 1184 - __|______ YUKISHIGE (to YAMATO) KEN-KYU 1190 |_____________________ __|______________ __|_ SENJUIN SHIGEYUKI FUHO BUN-JI 1185 "YUKIHIRA-ZABURO" TEM-PUKU 1233 __________ MITSUTSUNE NIN-AN 1166 ________ |__________ MARUSAKU TEI-O 1222 _____|____ __|______ _________ MITSUTSUNE NORITSUNE & YAMATO YASUMITSU GEN-NIN 1224 SHO-JI 1199 KEN-KYU 1190 ________ FUSAYASU TEN-PUKU 1233 __________ _________ MITSUTSUNE KO-AN 1278 TOSHIYASU BUN-RYAKU 1234 ____|_____ ____ MITSUTSUNE KEM-MU 1334 UNDO KA-TEI 1235 ____|_____ _______ MITSUTSUNE KO-RYAKU 1379 ARIMOTO KAN-GEN 1243 NORITSUNE KEN-KYU (f: MITSUTSUNE): KAMIICHIMARU is same man. Also in YAMATO. ________ YORIYASU BUN-WA 1352 YORIYASU BUN-WA: CHIBA KUNIHIRA same man. ITAME. HOSO-SUGUHA. _________ _________ YUKISHIGE YASUMITSU - TEI-JI 1362 - _____ KANPO O-EI 1394
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