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YAMATO
SENJUIN - SHIGEHIRO School



The study of KOGARASUMARU drove the aspirations of early YAMATO.
Their style developed at SENJUIN Temple. Note: SENJUIN smiths 
traveled widely. SATSUMA (the end of a road) kept the style as 
their tradition. SATSUMA: YAMATO-style.

The name SHIGEHIRO is synonymous with YAMATO.  

Botan Tsukuru
 Nagamaki  97cm
                                  _________
                                  SHIGEHIRO NIN-WA 885 
    |___________________________  
____|____      -brothers-   ____|____
SHIGEHIRO NIN-AN 1166       SHIGEMURA  SHO-AN 1171 to   
    |            _______________|______________ SHO-GEN 1207  
    |        ___|____       ____|____       ___|____     
    |        YASUMURA(1)    SHIGEHISA       HIROMURA SHO-O 1288 
    |        TEI-O 1222     GEN-RYAKU 1184  (SHIKKAKE then ENJU) 
    |_________________________ ______________ ___________
____|____                  ___|____       ___|__         |
SHIGEHIRO SHO-GEN 1259     KIYOMUNE       TAKI-O         |
    |________________      KEN-NIN 1201   SHO-KYU 1219   |
____|____        ____|____                               |
SHIGEHIRO        KUNIYOSHI(1) KA-GEN 1303                |
EI-NIN 1293      ____|____  KONOMARU                     |
                 KUNIYOSHI(2) SHO-CHU 1324               |
    ________________________ ____________________________|
___|_                    ___|____     
RIKIO(1) SHO-GEN 1207    YASUMURA(2) BUN-RYAKU 1234
___|_                    ___|____     
RIKIO(2) SHO-KA 1257     YASUMURA(3) KEN-CHO 1249
___|_                    ___|____               
RIKIO(3) EN-KEI 1308     YASUMURA(4) KO-AN 1278 
___|_                    ___|____               
RIKIO(4) KEM-MU 1334     YASUMURA(5) KA-GEN 1303
___|_               
RIKIO(5) TEI-JI 1362              _______________
___|_                             MUTSU YUKISHIGE KEN-KYU 1190
RIKIO(6) O-AN 1368              ____________|____
___|_                           SENJUIN SHIGEYUKI TEN-PUKU 1233
RIKIO(7) O-EI 1394 _________                 _________
                   YASUTSUGU TEN-PUKU 1233   SADASHIGE
___|____ _____|___
SANEMUNE KEN-CHO 1249    KORESHIGE KEN-KYU 1190 ____|___
KORETAKA
KAN-KI 1229
_________                                    ___|____ YASUSHIGE(1) KEN-JI 1275                    SADAMUNE KEN-CHO 1249 ____|____                  ____|____ SHIGENARI EI-NIN 1293      SADATOSHI SHO-SO 1288     |__________________________ ____|____ ____|____                  ____|____    SADASHIGE EN-KEI 1308 YASUSHIGE(2) TOKU-JI 1306  KORESHIGE    to AKASAKA KO-RYAKU 1379 ____|____                  SHO-O 1288   ________    SHIGENARI KEM-MU 1334                   YASUHIRO GEN-KYO 1321  ____|____               ________        _________     KORESHIGE TEI-JI 1362   KIYOMUNE        YASUTSUGU GEN-KYO 1321  ____|___                TEI-JI 1362     ____|____   KOREMUNE O-EI 1394                      YASUTSUGU SHI-TOKU 1384  ____|__                                 _________   IYEMUNE O-EI 1394                       MITSUSUKE(1) SHO-CHU 1324                                         ____|____                                            MITSUSUKE(2) EI-WA 1375


SHIGEHIRO NIN-AN (br: SHIGEMURA): Twenty-four GOBAN - 3rd month.  
           Although one in a line, this smith is considered the 
           main propagator of SENJUIN style. He traveled to MINO, 
           spreading SENJUIN methods. He is also known as SENSUI.
           YAKIBA style: NIJU SUGUHA of NIE. UMA CHOJI-MIDARE BA 
           with ASHI (ASHI forms squared "Horse-teeth" CHOJI).       
    MEI: SHIGEHIRO
         SENJUIN SHIGEHIRO SAKU

RIKIOSHO-GEN (f: SHIGEHIRO): HIRA-TSUKURI and KANMURI-OTOSHI. 
        MOKUME with MASAME has JI-NIE. KO-NIE DEKI SUGU NOTARE 
        with SHIMA-BA. KO-MIDARE KO-CHOJI NIJUBA and KO-CHOJI HA.
    MEI: RIKIO

RIKIO TEI-JI: TORIIZORI O-DACHI. Wide bladed, elongated KISSAKI.         JI-NIE. NIE-DEKI KO-GUNOME with long valleys. HOTSURE and         SUNAGASHI. BOSHI: KO-NOTARE with HAKIKAKE sweeping a          TOGARI-KAERI.                                MEI: RIKIO RIKIO O-EI: MASAME HADA. SUGU HOTSURE and GUNOME HOTSURE BA.     MEI: RIKIO


KIYOMUNE SHO-KYU: Transferred to MINO AKASAKA. Same as SHIGENAGA.     MEI: KIYOMUNE SHIGEMURA SHO-AN (br: SHIGEHIRO): TOTARO. MOKUSA School. NIJUBA         SUGUHA or GUNOME HA in KO-NIE.     MEI: SHIGEMURA  YASUMURA TEI-O (f: SHIGEMURA): Begins in GEN-RYAKU to KAN-GEN 1243.
MASAME. SUGUHA and O-TORAN waves.     MEI: YAMATO-no-KUNI YASUMURA     SHIGEYUKI TEM-PUKU (t: MUTSU YUKISHIGE, a YUKIHIRA student):          From MUTSU MOKUSA School. YUKIHIRA-SABURO. His YAMATO          work: Raised and wide SHINOGI on old style KO-KISSAKI,          strong FUNBARI TACHI. Standing MASAME has JI-NIE veil.         Falling NIOI and KO-NIE DEKI HOSO-SUGU GUNOME mix with          ASHI and YO has SUNAGASHI and KINSUJI. UCHINOKE in the          HABUCHI. MIDARE-BOSHI YAKIZUMI through HAKIKAKE. KIJI-         MOMO  NAKAGO  to  HA-AGARI KURIJIRI  with  KATA-SAGARI          YASURI - downward file marks.     MEI: YAMATO-no-KUNI JUNIN SHIGEYUKI



Rikio - 2 Shaku 9 Sun 8 Bu - Kokuho

Rikio Kuro Urushi Tachi - Kokuho
Nagasa:90.4cm
Moto-Haba: 3.6cm


Strong Shinogi-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, Chu-Kissaki.
Bo-Hi, both sides.
Masame Hada with Ji-Nie.
Nie-Deki Gunome-Midare Ba. Sunagashi cuts through figures to create occasional small Tobi-Yaki and Hotsure.
Midare-Komi Boshi has Hakikake.
Ubu Haagari Nakago has two Mekugi-ana.

     Rikio

YAMATO SENJUIN - SHIGEHIRO School



Senjuin Tachi
Nagasa: 68.7cm

Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune with wide Bo-Hi.
Tight Mokume Hada runs with Masame of wet, standing JiNie.
A sea of Nijuba and Sanjuba, Hakikake; Sunagashi and Kinsuji in Ko-nie.
O-Suriage Nakago has two Mekugi-ana.




YAMATO SENJUIN - SHIGEHIRO School
SHIGENARI EI-NIN (f: YASUSHIGE): From KA-ROKU 1225 to EI-NIN 1293.
    MEI: YAMATO-no-KUNI SHIGENARI

YASUSHIGE(2) TOKU-JI (f:SHIGENARI):   His YASU form: KO "Peace."
           Shallow KOSHIZORIKO-KISSAKI TACHI.SUE-KAMAKURA style.
           Lively and distinct MASAME that shows JI-NIE.The HADA 
           misleads  one to HOSHO.  Clear NIOI and  NIE-DEKI SUGU 
           KO-GUNOME HA with YO.
    MEI: SENJUIN YASUSHIGE

KUNIYOSHI(1) KA-GEN: KONOMARU. SENJUIN style SUGU and SUGU NIJU.     MEI: KONO          KONOMARU KUNIYOSHI KUNIYOSHI(2) SHO-CHU: SUGU NIJUBA KO-MIDARE HA.     MEI: KUNIYOSHI          YAMATO JU KUNIYOSHI YASUHIRO GEN-TOKU: YASU form: HO "Caring." KANMURI-OTOSHI TANTO.             Running MASAME HADA with JI-NIE. KO-NIE DEKI HOSO-SUGU             HOTSURE BA. Centered MEI in thick strokes.     MEI: YASUHIRO MITSUSUKE(2) EI-WA: SUKE form: FU "Adult."KANMURI-OTOSHI TANTO             and UCHIZORI TANTO.MASAME with JI-NIE. SUGU HOTSURE             KUICHIGAI BA with SUNAGASHI.     MEI: YAMATO-no-KUNI MITSUSUKE YOSHIHIRO BUN-WA: GEN-O 1319 to BUN-WA 1352. Signed with YOSHI         forms: ZEN "Good" and GI "Justice." Also both "Shed" and         "Bow" HIRO forms.     MEI: YAMATO-no-KUNI SOEKAMI-GORI SENJUIN YOSHIHIRO KIYOMUNE TEI-JI (f: YOSHIHIRO): From TEI-WA 1345 to TEI-JI 1362.             GUNOME-MIDARE HA.     MEI: KIYOMUNE          WASHU SOEKAMI-GORI SENJUIN KIYOMUNE          YAMATO SOEKAMI-GORI SENJUIN KIYOMUNE




Yamato Senjuin Kodachi
Nagasa: 62cm

Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune Kodachi
Ko-Itame has Masame, JiNie and Chikei.
Sugu Ko-Choji is shrouded in Nioi and Konie Sunagashi that pulls heads into lonely Shimaba islands.
Streaming Nie Hakikake Boshi has a short fall.
The Nakago is little altered. two Mekugi-ana.

 






 



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