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YAMATO




SENJUIN School       * Two Trees Grow at SENJUIN *

YUKINOBU and SHIGEHIRO are known as the founders of SENJUIN. The
number of working smiths increased forward of NIN-AN 1166. An old
sword may bear the name of an old master. All merit questions. 
Genuine signatures are seen from the original temple association
and should tend to a firmly-put statement, not weak or delicate.
The secret to appraisal is in the sword. As always, work speaks
louder than inscription.                             

Technical: SUGATA - The raised SHINOGI gives a certain emphasis 
                    to the JI and HA. YAMATO SUGATA (early 
                    through late) of TORIIZORI in the style of 
                    the time: both KAMAKURA and NAMBOKUCHO.    
             HADA - ITAME or ITAME-MASA mix, finely done. 
                    Can be strong and with O-HADA. JI-NIE.
            HAMON - SUGU, SUGU HOTSURE with KO-ASHI. 
                    Some KINSUJI. Strong or coarse NIE. 
            BOSHI - KO-MARU with slight or no turnback.
________   NAKAGO - Much like YAMASHIRO. Few signed blades.
TAKAKANE           ____________________  
___|___________    CHIKANORI (TORAOMARU)    
KORETAKA TODAYU        MAN-JU 1024        ________             
 TEN-NIN 1108                             YUKINOBU CHO-SHO 1132
   ___________________________________________| To NIN-PYO 1151
__|______              -brothers-         ____|___
YUKIYOSHI KEN-KYU 1190                    YUKINOBU NIN-AN 1166
  |________________________                   |
__|______               ___|___               |
YOSHIYUKI KEN-PO 1213   ARIYUKI GEN-KYU 1204  |
  |       ______________________ _____________|        
  |  ____|____               ___|____     ____|___          
  |  TOSHIMASA GEN-KYU 1204  YUKIMASA     YUKINOBU GEN-RYAKU 1184
  |   ___|____               ___|____     ____|___   
  |   YUKIMASA KAN-GEN 1243  NOBUHIRA     YUKINOBU SHO-KYU 1219
  |   ___|_____              SHO-AN 1171  ____|___   
  |   TADATSUGU                           YUKINOBU RYAKU-NIN 1238
  |    BUN-EI 1264                        ____|___   
  |                                       YUKINOBU SHO-GEN 1259
  |                                       ____|___   
  |                                       YUKINOBU KEN-JI 1275
  |                                       ____|___  
  |                                       YUKINOBU EI-NIN 1293
  |                                       ____|___
  |                                       YUKINOBU EN-BUN 1356
  |_____________ _____________________________ ___________ 
__|____      ___|____              ___________|____   ____|____     
SENJUIN      NOBUSANE BUN-EI 1264  RYUMON NAGAYOSHI   SADASHIGE    
BUN-EI 1264     |________              KEN-CHO 1249   BUN-EI 1264   
             ___|___  ___|____     ________________ 
             IYEMUNE  SANEMUNE     RYUMON NOBUYOSHI BUN-PO 1317
              - EI-NIN 1293 -      ________________     
                                   RYUMON YOSHIYUKI GEN-KYO 1321 
                                   _______________    
                                   RYUMON NOBUHISA O-EI 1394     


YAMATO SENJUIN - YUKINOBU School YUKINOBU CHO-SHO: A founder at SENJUIN. MOKUME with MASAME.          KO-NIE GUNOME-MIDARE HA.SUGUHA with ASHI. His YAKIBA has         been described as "Splendid beauty."     MEI: YUKINOBU          SENJUIN YUKINOBU YUKIMASA GEN-RYAKU (f: YUKINOBU): Old SENJUIN.     MEI: YUKIMASA NOBUHIRA SHO-AN (f: YUKIMASA): NOBU form: E "Bay."     MEI: NOBUHIRA NOBUSANE BUN-EI (f: YOSHIYUKI): MOKUME with MASAME. NIE KO-MIDARE.     MEI: NOBUSANE



YAMATO SENJUIN
_________                          ________              
SADASHIGE KEN-KYU 1190             NOBUSANE SHO-WA 1312  
____|____                          ________              
KORESHIGE KA-ROKU 1225             NOBUHIRA SHO-O 1288   
____|___                           ____|____             
KORETAKA KAN-KI 1229               KANJUTARO BUN-PO 1317 
____|___                           _________             
SADAMUNE KEN-CHO 1249              SUKEMITSU SHO-AN 1299 
____|____                          __________     
SADATOSHI SHO-O 1288               YOSHIMITSU(1) SHO-AN 1299 
____|____                          ____|_____        
SADASHIGE TOKU-JI 1306             YOSHIMITSU(2) SHO-CHU 1324 
To AKASAKA                         _________      
                                   YOSHIHIRO KO-EI to BUN-WA 1352 

                                   _________             
                                   NAGAYOSHI TEI-JI 1362 
                                   ____|___              
                                   MUNETADA O-AN 1368    
SADASHIGE BUN-EI 1264 (father SENJUIN YOSHIYUKI to RYUMON)
Begins in TEI-O 1222. ITAME-HADA with MASAME. MIDARE-BA.
    MEI: SADASHIGE          SENJUIN SADASHIGE SUKEMITSU SHO-AN: SHINZAEMON. SHO-AN 1299 to KA-REKI 1326. TACHI         with raised SHINOGI and O-DACHI were made. Running ITAME         HADA has JI-NIE and standing UTSURI. Fairly even KO-NIE          SUGU KO-GUNOME or uneven KO-GUNOME patterns with ASHI-IRI         and YO through NIOI drenched SUNAGASHI.         BOSHI is NOTARE HAKIKAKE. Large MEI in thick strokes.     MEI: SUKEMITSU          SENJUIN SUKEMITSU          SHINZAEMONnoJO SUKEMITSU          WASHU NARA JU SHINZAEMONnoJO SUKEMITSU YOSHIMITSU(1) SHO-AN: Shallow KOSHIZORI, KO-KISSAKI TACHI. YAMATO         style departure,- some say this smith either mimicked          TOSA YOSHIMITSU(1) or was the same man. Standing ITAME          has O-HADA with JI-NIE. KO-MIDARE GUNOME-MIDARE with ASHI         and SUNAGASHI. BOSHI is KO-MARU HAKIKAKE.      MEI: YOSHIMITSU YOSHIMITSU(2) SHO-CHU: MASAME. NIOI-DEKI SUGUHA. Possibly RYUMON.         3rd O-EI 1394 and 4th BUN-MEI 1469, follow.     MEI: YOSHIMITSU YOSHIHIRO KO-EI to BUN-WA: Possibly son or pupil of GO YOSHIHIRO.         Made RYOBA TANTO. MASAME HADA. Used both "Shed" and "Bow"         forms of HIRO.     MEI: YOSHIHIRO          MINAMOTO YOSHIHIRO          FUJIWARA YOSHIHIRO OITE WASHU TAKADA SAKU          YAMATO-no-KUNI SENJUIN JU MINAMOTO YOSHIHIRO



Senjuin Nagayoshi - Kokuho ~National Treasure~

Senjuin Nagayoshi
Nagasa: 4 Shaku 4 Sun 8 Bu (135.74cm)
Sori: 1 Sun 6 Bu (4.85cm)
Moto-haba: 2 Sun 3 Bu 6 Rin (7.15cm)
Saki-haba: 1 Sun (3.03cm)
Kissaki-naga: 2 Sun 2 Bu 5 Rin (6.82cm)
Nakago: 1 Shaku 2 Sun 4 Bu (37.57cm)


Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune, Sakizori with O-Kissaki.
Itame hada has Masame that runs, with JiNie and Chikei. Bo-hi falls from the Monouchi to Marudome.
Defined and tight Nioi Ko-Midare of Ko-Gunome Ba. There is Ashi and Yo and the Chu-width line becomes Niju.
Midare Boshi to Tsuki-age with a little Hakikake.
Ubu, Tachi-UraMei. Two Mekugi-ana.
Signed:

Tei-Ji Gonen Hin-no-e Uma - Senjuin Nagayoshi
        ~ Year of the Horse - 1366 ~


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