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YAMATO
KANABO School





TEGAI MASAZANE was a traveler. He brought MIKAWA, ISE SENGO, 
YAMASHIRO HEIANJO and SO-SHU influence for the KANABO Lane in 
NARA. Thick, wide blades were made for use.

Technical: SUGATA - KATANA, low SHINOGI, shallow curve.
             HADA - KO-MOKUME. ITA-MASA mix. JI-NIE. Cotton blue.
            HAMON - HIRO-SUGUHA, SUGU KO-MIDARE with KO-ASHI,
                    O-MIDARE KO-MIDARE mix, O-NOTARE MIDARE, 
                    some SANBONSUGI and KO-GUNOME MIDARE in NIOI.
                    NIOI can be broad and deep-falling. YO.
                    GUNOME-MIDARE with SUNAGASHI in KO-NIE.
            BOSHI - Some full tempers with deep turnback. 
           NAKAGO - NAKAGO will not be long. Signatures 
                    usually include school and town. 

               __________________________________|      
  ____________|____  - brothers -  ______________|____  
  BEInoJO MASATSUGU TEN-MON 1532   UEMONnoJO MASATSUGU KO-JI 1555

__________________  
SUE-TEGAI MASAZANE EI-SHO 1504  
   |_____________________________ ______________________________
___|____     - brothers -     ___|____                          |
MASAZANE(1) TEN-MON 1532      MASAZANE(1) EI-ROKU 1558          |
___|____               __________|____                          |
MASAZANE(2)            SHINTO MASAZANE(2) KEI-CHO 1596          |
TEN-SHO 1573                  ________________________ _________|
           ________       ___|_____                ___|____      
           MASASADA       MASATSUGU EI-ROKU 1558   MASAKIYO      
           EI-ROKU 1558   ___|____                 TEN-MON 1532  
                          MASAZANE TEN-SHO 1573                  


MASAZANE EI-SHO: SENGOKU Traveler. AYASUGI. SENGO style NOTARE BA
        with HAKO-KOSHIBA. See SUE-TEGAI School, foregoing.
    MEI: MASAZANE
         FUJIWARA MASAZANE

MASAZANE(1) TEN-MON (f: TEGAI MASAZANE): MASA: CHENG "Correct."
        Shallow SORI, wide and thick JITSUYO-TO utility KATANA 
        with elongated KISSAKI. MASAME has JI-NIE. KO-NIE SUGU 
        KO-GUNOME MIDARE with KO-ASHI and YO. CHOJI KO-MIDARE. 
    MEI: NANTO JU FUJIWARA MASAZANE
         KANABO HAITO-no-SUKE MASAZANE
         NANTO JU KANABO HAITO-no-SUKE MASAZANE SAKU
         NANTO KANABO HAITO-no-JO FUJIWARA MASAZANE SAKU


MASAZANE(2) TEN-SHO: KANABOSHINJIRO. Work to KEI-CHO 1596. SUGUHA 
        and KO-MIDARE or GUNOME-MIDARE HA on a NOTARE pattern.
    MEI: WASHU NANTO JU FUJIWARA MASAZANE
         NAMBU JU KANABO-SHINJIRO MASAZANE







Nihon-Go - Yari of Fukushima Masanori
                     One of "The Three Great Yari"
A work of the Kanabo School of the Muromachi Period.
Hirazan KakuTsukuri, three sided Yari.
Masame Hada.
Hoso-Sugu of much Hataraki.
Kurikara Dragon on Vajra Ken Horimono made this O-Yari standout.
It is known as one of the Three Great Yari. The others, Honda Tadakatsu's Tombo-giri, Dragonfly Cutter and the Otegine.

 See Ise Masazane.

KANABO School
MASAZANE(1) EI-ROKU (br: MASAZANE): SANE character: SHIH. TEGAI 
        line smith. Elongated KISSAKI on wide, stout blades.
        Standing MASAME HADA. NIE and tightly defined NIOI 
        KO-MIDARE BAorGUNOME-MIDARE has SUNAGASHI. 2nd: SHINTO.
    MEI: NANTO JU KANABO HYOE MASAZANE
         NANTO JU HAITO-no-SUKE MASAZANE
         KANABO HAITO-no-SUKE FUJIWARA MASAZANE
         NANTO JU KANABO HAITO-no-SUKE MASAZANE

MASAZANE(2) KEI-CHO: SHINTO smith. See SHINTO.

MASATSUGU EI-ROKU:   MASA form: SHO "Correct." Father of TEN-SHO 
        MASAZANE. In the style of the MASAZANE brothers.Wide,
        thick KATANA, elongated KISSAKI. NIE-DEKI and tightly 
        defined NIOI SUGU KUZURE GUNOME-MIDARE HA with ASHI 
        and YO. 
    MEI: NANTO KANABO HYOEnoJO MASATSUGU
         NANTO JU FUJIWARA ASON KANABO HYOEnoJO MASATSUGU

MASAZANE TEN-SHO (f: EI-ROKU MASATSUGU):  His MASA character: SEI 
        "Administration." SUGU KO-MIDARE HA. ASHI.
    MEI: KANABO HYOE MASAZANE


MASAKIYO TEN-MON: From BUN-GI 1501 to EI-ROKU 1558.
    MEI: NANTO JU KANABO MASAKIYO
         NANTO JU KANABO MASAKIYO SAKU

MASATSUGU(1) TEN-MON (br: UEMONnoJO): HYOEnoJO. MASA form: CHENG
        (wielding a rod). Thick and wide, stout blade with 
        elongated KISSAKI. Standing MASAME HADA with JI-NIE. 
        Defined NIOI HIRO-SUGU GUNOME KO-MIDARE and GUNOME-MIDARE
        with ASHI and YO.
    MEI: NANTO KANABO HYOEnoJO MASATSUGU
         NANTO JU KANABO HYOEnoJO MASATSUGU


MASATSUGU(2) KO-JI (br: BEInoJO): UEMONnoJO. Resembles the style
        of his brother, wide and thick KATANA. MASAME HADA.
        HIRO-SUGU GUNOME HA with ASHI-IRI and YO.
    MEI: NANTO JU KANABO UEMONnoJO MASATSUGU
         WASHU KOMORI JU FUJIWARA MASATSUGU
         NANTO KOMORI JU FUJIWARA MASATSUGU


MASASADA EI-ROKU:  MASA Form: SEI "Administration," SADA form: JO
        "Fix." Dates for this name are quoted between KYO-ROKU 
        1528 and EI-ROKU 1558, and also between EI-ROKU and 
        TEN-SHO 1573. KO-MASAME HADA with JI-NIE. KO-NIE DEKI 
        GUNOME-MIDARE HA with SUNAGASHI. HORIMONO.
    MEI: YAMATO-no-KUNI FUJIWARA MASASADA
         NANTO JUNIN KANABO SAEMONnoJO MASASADA
         NANTO JU FUJIWARA ASON KANABO SAEMONnoJO MASASADA SAKU 


Kanabo Masatsugu - Tokyo National Museum

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