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BIZEN
BIZEN UGAI




 UGAI and MOTOSHIGE: Made swords in MOKUME. CHU-SUGUHA with ASHI.
                        GUNOME-MIDARE with SAKA-ASHI, MIDARE-TOGARI,
                        HIRO-SUGU CHOJI-MIDARE with ASHI and YO. 

      time travels    
|   ____________________     _____________________     ________
|  |                    |   |                     |   |  UKAI  | 
|  | YOSHIOKA ICHIMONJI |   |     Mid-OSAFUNE     |   | UNJO & |
|  |____________________|   | KAGEMITSU/CHIKAKAGE |   |  UNJI  |
|                           |_____________________|   |________|
|/
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___________________
UGAI "Cormorant Fishers"
Living at UKANGO. UNJO and his brother, UNJI were armorers for 
Emperor GO-DAIGO and the Southern Cause.

____
UNJO EI-NIN 1293
  |________________________
__|_    - brothers -     __|_ 
UNJO(1) KA-GEN 1303      UNJI(1) BUN-PO 1317 
  |     ___________________|__________________
  | ___|_____            __|_              ___|_____
  | MORISHIGE (UNJU)     UNJI(2)           MORITSUGU GEN-KYO 1321
  | SHO-HEI 1346 __________| TEI-WA 1345   ___|_____   
  | ____________|___     __|_              MORITSUGU(2) 
  | YOSHII YOSHINORI(1)  UNJI(3)            TEI-JI 1362
  |    SHI-TOKU 1384        EI-TOKU 1381   ________
  |______________________                  MORIKAGE BUN-WA 1352
__|_                   __|_                  
UNJO(2) KEM-MU 1334    UNJU(1) BUN-WA 1352   
__|_                   __|_                  
UNJO(3) EI-TOKU 1381   UNJU(2) SHI-TOKU 1384 
__|___________
IZUMO NAGANORI EI-KYO 1429


SANEKUNI BUN-EI: Descended from KO-BIZEN line. Mid-KAMAKURA TACHI
        SUGATA with full KISSAKI. Standing MOKUME. SUNAGASHI runs
        through KO-MIDARE of KO-CHOJI BA with KO-ASHI and 
           much YO. 

UNJO EI-NIN: BIZEN UKAI SHO UNJO. He was the father of UNJI and
        UNJO. UNJO is the name of the Imperial Court. As much a
        title as a name, it probably was given by his sons who 
        were granted their school and names after making sword 
        for the Emperor GO-DAIGO-TENNO.
     KO-MOKUME HADA. KO-MIDARE BA.

BIZEN UGAI
UNJO(1) KA-GEN (br: UNJI): UKAI Founder. First signed KUNITOMO.
        He and his brother, KUNIYOSHI made a sword for Emperor 
        GO-DAIGO TENNO. For this, they were allowed their school,
        UKAN-SHO, named for their town; and Imperial reference in
        their names. UNJO "Life of Heaven" (Heaven=Emperor). They
        made TACHI, NAGAMAKI and some TANTO. In BIZEN style that
        is strongly influenced of YAMASHIRO style. Their 
        contemporaries were OSAFUNE leader, KATAOCHI GUNOME HA 
        KAGEMITSU, RAI KUNITOSHI, RAI school inheritor who 
        traveled his style to OMI and SHIKKAKE NORINAGA. All have
        various attributes which may be seen in the work of 
        UNJO. Standing and pronounced ITAME HADA has JI-UTSURI. 
        KO-NIE KO-MIDARE CHOJI BA with ASHI. BOSHI continues the
        YAKIBA theme.
     UNJO
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU UNJO
     BIZEN-no-KUNI UKANGO JUNIN UNJO SAKU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI UKANGO JUNIN UNJO SAKU ROKU-JU-GO SAI
                (Made at 65 years of age)
 Tokubetsu Juyo Unjo 

UNJO(2) KEM-MU (f: UNJO 1): Standing ITAME with JI-UTSURI. KO-NIE
        KO-MIDARE BA in the style of the 1st. UNJO(3) follows in
        EI-TOKU 1381.
     UNJO
     BIZEN-no-KUNI UNJO 

BIZEN UGAI - UNJI
   BIZEN Contemporaries                                  time         
      ______________________      _____________      ______     |
     |                      |    |             |    |      |    |
     |  YOSHIOKA ICHIMONJI  |----|  MOTOSHIGE  |----| UNJI |    |
     |______________________|    |_____________|    |______|    |
                                                               \|
UNJI:     -Smooth BOSHI line may have slight watery disruption  `
          -Upper is quiet CHU-SUGUHA few KO-ASHI
          -Lower is higher reaching CHOJI SAKA-ASHI
          -Vacant JI has Patches of "Spider Threads" and SHIRAKE
          -SAKA Leaning ASHI where NIE becomes KUDZURE
          -KUMOJO Clouds drift between Heads


UNJI(1) BUN-PO (f: UNJO, br: UNJO 1): First signed KUNIYOSHI then
        became UNJI "Order Under Heaven." Worked with his 
        brother, KUNITOMO to produce a sword for Emperor 
        GO-DAIGO, whereafter they were allowed their school and
        Imperial reference in their names. Their father was given
        UNJO, the same name as the Imperial Court, and KUNITOMO
        became UNJO "Life under Heaven." The UNJI dates are: 
        SHO-WA 1312 to KEM-MU 1334. 

        Made FUNBARI TORI-ZORI, KO-KISSAKI TACHI with raised 
        SHINOGI (SHINOGI-TAKA) and wide SHINOGI-JI. NAGAMAKI, 
        MU-SORI TANTO and very strong UnoKUBI TSUKURI TANTO. 
        TANTO are few. MOKUME HADA may seem more pronounced than
        OSAFUNE style having the ITAME with MASAME running HADA.
        The JI seems vacant of NIE except as it forms small, 
        easily seen ring-like shapes known as KUMOnoSHII "Threads
        of a Spider" and similarly shaped patches of whitish, 
        SHIRAKE HADA that appear forced into place. Falls from 
        the BOSHI in a quite CHU-SUGUHA where perhaps a few very
        small ASHI will begin to form. Quiet in the upper finds 
        KO-NIE KO-MIDARE BA of KO-CHOJI with SAKA-ASHI and YO 
        growing larger in the lower. GUNOME AND pointed GUNOME-
        CHOJI MIDARE BA where NIE-KUDZURE forms in the ASHI 
        troughs. ASHI pushes in at angles such that small GUNOME
        or CHOJI figures seem to be drooping to the side or 
        squeezed out to the right or to the left. Also, tightly
        defined NIOI SUGUHA. YAMASHIRO influence seems strong 
        especially with the TORII feel to the SUGATA. An old 
        record states he died in his mid-70s in KO-EI 1342.
     UNJI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU UNJI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI UKAN JU UNJI
 Tokubetsu Juyo Unji 


Unjo - Kokuho

Unjo - Kokuho
Nagasa: 92cm
Moto-Haba: 3.3cm


Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, thick Niku, Koshizori Funbari, San-Shaku Tachi.
Bo-Hi ni Sue-bi.
Itame, Mokume mix has Ji-Nie, Chikei and standing Midare-Utsuri.
Upper is Chu-Suguha. The mid and lower finds Saka Ko-Choji Midare of Ko-Nie with Sunagashi.
Hoso-Sugu Midare-Komi Boshi with Ko-Maru.
Ubu Kurijiri Nakago has one Mekugi-ana.
Signed in the upper.

   Unjo

BUNKAZAI UNJI
NAGASA: 74.8cm 
  SORI: 2.3cm 
SHINOGI-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE, TORIIZORI TACHI. 
Strongly standing KO-ITAME HADA mixes with MOKU under equally strong 
JI-NIE and JIFU with MIDARE-UTSURI. 
Evenly CHU-width GUNOME-MIDARE BA with ASHI is brushed along in NIOI and 
KO-NIE. 
KO-MARU KAERI BOSHI.
Clean UBU NAKAGO has one MEKUGI-ANA and is signed in the middle, below. 
                                       BIZEN-no-KUNI JU UNJI 

BIZEN UGAI - UNJI
UNJI(2) TEI-WA: To O-AN 1368. MOKUME. KO-NIE KO-MIDARE BA.
     UNJI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU UNJI TSUKURU


YOSHINORI(1) SHI-TOKU (t: UNJI, f: NAGANORI): See YOSHII.and
IZUMO YOSHINORI for example.
UNJI(3) EI-TOKU (f: UNJI 2): From O-AN 1368 to KO-O 1389. 
        KO-ITAME HADA has JI-NIE. SUGU KO-CHOJI KO-MIDARE BA.
     UNJI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU UNJI


MORITSUGU GEN-KYO (t: UNJI): Standing KO-ITAME where running HADA
        that appears MASA is veiled in JI-NIE and standing 
        UTSURI. NIE JI-BA edges KO-MIDARE BA with SAKA-ASHI and 
        YO. HAKIKAKE BOSHI pulls over KO-MARU.  
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU MORITSUGU


MORITSUGU(2) TEI-JI: Running KO-ITAME. Brushed KO-MIDARE BA.
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU MORITSUGU


MORITSUGU(3) SHI-TOKU: Known as a KOZORI smith. Expect KO-MIDARE
        to KO-CHOJI MIDARE BA.
     BISHU OSAFUNE JU MORITSUGU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU MORITSUGU


UNJU(1) BUN-WA (f: UNJO 2): From BUN-WA 1352 to O-AN 1368. There
        are several reports for UNJU. Most probable: UNJI's son,
        MORISHIGE changes his name, taking "Clouds" the Imperial
        UN and leaving his SHIGE, which then became JU. Also 
        heard: MORISHIGE was son of UNJO and later became UNJI. 
        Standing MOKUME HADA. Even KO-GUNOME and KO-CHOJI BA with
        ASHI-IRI. 2nd follows in SHI-TOKU 1384 to O-EI 1394.
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU UNJU

MORIKAGE BUN-WA 1352
     BIZEN UGAInoSHO MORIKAGE 
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