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BIZEN




BIZEN YOSHII School 

YOSHII: MOKUME HADA. YOSHII is famous for "Large Bean" GUNOME or 
KO-GUNOME HA that is evenly laid. Some HOSO-width, many CHU or 
HIRO-width. HIRO-SUGUHA with GUNOME HA or CHOJI-like GUNOME. Some
NOTARE. Plateau NOTARE TOGARI. SUNAGASHI. KO-NIE. Note: KAGENORI
first traveled alone to IZUMO with YOSHII style. He was followed
by descendants in SHO-CHO 1428, BUN-AN 1444 and MEI-O 1492.
KAGENORI son, KIYONORI(2) of O-EI was DOEI, namesake of the
IZUMO DOEI YOSHII Group. Peopled by the same smiths, the two
groups have the same style. See IZUMO.
                    _____________________________________   
                    OSAFUNE KAGEHIDE -brothers- MITSUTADA        
                            ___|____                              
________                    KAGENORI(1) YOSHII Founder KO-AN 1278
TAMENORI SHO-WA 1312        ___|____                             
   |_________________       KAGENORI(2) BUN-PO 1317  
___|____          ___|____                ________                
KAGENORI(3)       SANENORI TEI-JI 1362    KIYONORI(1) EN-BUN 1356
   | TEI-WA 1345  ___|_____              
   |              NORITSUNA(1) MEI-TOKU 1390
   |              ___|_____
   |              NORITSUNA(2) KA-KICHI 1441
   |_______________ ________________________ ___________________
___|____        ___|_____                ___|____               |
KAGENORI(4)     SHIGENORI KO-O 1389      MORINORI(1) O-EI 1394  |
EI-TOKU 1381    ___|_____                   |____________       |
                SHIGENORI EI-KYO 1429    ___|_____    ___|_____ |
                ___|_____                MORINORI(2)  MORITSUGU |
                SHIGENORI BUN-AN 1444        - EI-KYO 1429 -    |
   ____________ ___________ _________________ __________________|
__|____     ___|____    ___|_____         ___|____              |
UJINORI     HIDEKAGE    YOSHINORI(2)      SUKENORI O-EI 1394    |
  | -EI-TOKU 1381-   see IZUMO O-EI 1394  ___|____              |
  |____________________________           SUKENORI EI-KYO 1429  |
__|_____                    ___|_____     ___|____              |
KAGENORI(5) MEI-TOKU 1390   MITSUNORI     SUKENORI - UNSHU JU   |
__|_____                    O-EI 1394      KAN-SHO 1460         |
KAGENORI(6) SHO-CHO 1428          ______________________________|
__|_____                      ___|____   
KAGENORI(7) BUN-MEI 1469      KIYONORI(2) * DOEI * O-EI 1394  
                              ___|____               
                              NAGANORI(3) EI-KYO 1429
                     ____________|____      
                     IZUMO JU NAGANORI(4) BUN-MEI 1469 
                  1st and 2nd NAGANORI - See NAGANORI Line      
            

KAGENORI Group: OSAFUNE Roots
KAGENORI(1) KO-AN (f: KAGEHIDE): Said YOSHII Original Founder.
        GOZAEMON. His father is the famous OSAFUNE champion but
        flowery CHOJI-HANAYAGA is said from the FUKUOKA ICHIMONJI
        Group. MOKUME HADA. GUNOME rising from CHOJI-MIDARE BA. 
     MEI: KAGENORI

BIZEN YOSHII KAGENORI Group - OSAFUNE Roots
KAGENORI(2) BUN-PO (f: KAGENORI 1): Evenly laid KO-GUNOME. Evenly
        laid GUNOME patterns are the YOSHII specialty. 
     KAGENORI      BISHU OSAFUNE KAGENORI 
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII KAGENORI

TAMENORI SHO-WA: A YOSHII Founder. Work to BUN-WA 1352. MOKUME. 
           CHOJI BA.
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII JUNIN TAMENORI

SANENORI TEI-JI (f: TAMENORI): From SHO-HEI 1346. MOKUME HADA 
           with JI-NIE. KO-NIE KO-GUNOME KO-MIDARE with TOGARI BA 
           and CHOJI-MIDARE having SUNAGASHI. 
     BISHU OSAFUNE SANENORI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII JU SANENORI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII JUNIN SANENORI

NORITSUNA(1) MEI-TOKU (t: SANENORI): MOKUME with MASAME running
        HADA. Evenly laid KO-GUNOME HA , YOSHII style.
     NORITSUNA
     BISHU YOSHII NORITSUNA
     BIZENnoKUNI YOSHII NORITSUNA

NORITSUNA(2) KA-KICHI: Work to KAN-SHO. Travels to IZUMO. MOKUME.
        KO-GUNOME MIDARE BA that is evenly laid.
     NORITSUNA
     BIZENnoKUNI YOSHII NORITSUNA

KAGENORI(3) TEI-WA (f: TAMENORI): GOZAEMON. Starts: KEM-MU 1334
        and runs through TEI-JI 1362. Most work appears from 
        TEI-WA 1345 to SHO-HEI 1346. Made SAKIZORI TANTO that
        supplied the NAMBOKUCHO with HOSO-width, evenly laid 
        KO-GUNOME HA, the new YOSHII School banner. 
     KAGENORI 
     BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU KAGENORI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII JU KAGENORI

KAGENORI(4) EI-TOKU: TOHACHI. Possible MORINORI son. KO-GUNOME.
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII JU KAGENORI

UJINORI EI-TOKU (f: KAGENORI 1): Worked from EI-TOKU 1381 through 
           the O-EI 1394. MOKUME. Evenly laid, round-topped 
           "Large Beans" KO-GUNOME HA. 
     UJINORI
     BIZENnoKUNI YOSHII UJINORI
     BIZENnoKUNI YOSHII JU UJINORI

KAGENORI(5) O-EI (f: SHOCHU UJINORI): Traveled to IZUMO to purvey 
           YOSHII's evenly laid line. See IZUMO
     KAGENORI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU YOSHII KAGENORI

BIZEN YOSHII School
MITSUNORI O-EI (f: UJINORI): Work to EI-KYO 1429. MOKUME. Evenly 
           laid GUNOME-MIDARE. 
     BISHU OSAFUNE MITSUNORI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII JU MITSUNORI

SHIGENORI KO-O (f: KAGENORI): Possibly son of UJINORI. From O-AN 
           1368. YOSHII style evenly set KO-GUNOME HA. SHIGENORI 
           also found in EI-KYO 1429, BUN-AN 1444 and KO-JI 1555. 
     SHIGENORI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII JU SHIGENORI

MORINORI(1) O-EI (f: KAGENORI): MORI form: SEI "Prosperous." Made
        MOKUME HADA. Evenly laid GUNOME-MIDARE of HOSO-width.
     MORINORI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII MORINORI

MORINORI(2) EI-KYO: MORI: SEI "prosperous." MOKUME. Evenly laid 
           KO-GUNOME HA.
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII MORINORI

MORITSUGU EI-KYO (f: MORINORI): MOKUME. GUNOME HA. Followed by
        MORITSUGU(2) in BUN-MEI 1469.
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII MORITSUGU 

BIZEN YOSHII School
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OSAFUNE TOSHIMITSU GEN-KYO 1321 (TOSHI: GO) See SANEMITSU
____________|_____            
OSAFUNE TOSHIMITSU(1) TEI-WA 1345 (TOSHI: I)
____________|___             
YOSHII MITSUNORI O-AN 1368

MITSUNORI O-AN (f: OSAFUNE TOSHIMITSU): From EN-BUN 1356 to O-AN. 
           ITAME HADA. KO-GUNOME HA with ASHI-IRI. 
     MITSUNORI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII MITSUNORI

________________
OSAFUNE MUNEYASU KO-AN 1278
   |_______________________
___|_____               ___|____
MUNETOSHI SHO-WA 1312   MUNENORI SHO-WA 1312
___|___                 ___|___
NOBUUJI TEI-JI 1362     NOBUUJI BUN-WA 1352

_________
MUNETOSHI BUN-WA 1352
_________
MUNETOSHI EI-KYO 1429
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII JU TOROKU SAKON ROKURO MUNETOSHI

_________________             
OSAFUNE HISAMITSU O-EI 1394   
 __________|____                          _______
 YOSHII HISANORI KA-KICHI 1441            IYENORI EI-KYO Period

HISANORI KA-KICHI (t: HISAMITSU): MOKUME. SUGUHA.

_________________
OSAFUNE SUYEYOSHI SHO-CHU 1324 Roots to FUKUOKA SUKEYUKI
___|____             
SUYENORI(1) O-AN 1368
___|____             
SUYENORI(2) O-EI 1394

SUYENORI(1) O-AN (f: SUYEYOSHI): This line falls from OSAFUNE 
        with FUKUOKA/KO-BIZEN roots to SUKEYUKI. MASAME in 
        KO-ITAME HADA shows JI-NIE. Squarish KO-GUNOME in NIE has
        SUNAGASHI. MIDARE BOSHI. 
     BISHU OSAFUNE SUYENORI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII SUYENORI

SUYENORI(2) O-EI: BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII JU SUYENORI


SUKENORI O-EI: KAGENORI Group. MOKUME HADA. MIDARE BA with TOGARI 
           has ASHI.
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII SUKENORI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII JU SUKENORI

BIZEN YOSHII KIYONORI Group
KIYONORI(1) EN-BUN: BUN-WA 1352 to EN-BUN 1356 period. NIE GUNOME 
           KO-MIDARE HA.
     KIYONORI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU YOSHII KIYONORI

KIYONORI(2) O-EI (f: KAGENORI): Buddhist name: DOEI. His 
        descendants transferred to IZUMO with his spirit and 
        YOSHII style. See IZUMO DOEI YOSHII Group. MOKUME. Evenly
        laid NIOI GUNOME-MIDARE HA. 
     FUJIWARA KIYONORI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII KIYONORI

NAGANORI(3) EI-KYO (f: KIYONORI): From EI-KYO 1429 to CHO-ROKU
        1457. Later in IZUMO. NAGANORI and YOSHINORI follow 
        KIYONORI's DOEI spirit to IZUMO.
     NAGANORI
     BIZEN-no-KUNI YOSHII NAGANORI

NAGANORI(3) BUN-MEI: IZUMO JU. See IZUMO.

KIYONORI(3) EI-KYO: See under YOSHINORI(1) in NAGANORI Line 
        following. 

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