Stylists Travel in Time
SAKANOUE no TAMURA-MARO
Emperor KAMMU commissioned OTOMO OTOMARO, SEI-I-TAI-SHOGUN in 791 to subdue the EBISU. His Commander, SAKANOUE TAMURAMARO distinquished himself such that KAMMU-SAMA conferred upon him the same duty in 801, following the creation of the new, Chinese patterned Imperial City, HEIAN-KYO in 794.
TAMURAMARO built IZAWA Castle in MUTSU to check the EBISU. He is also credited with constructing KIYOMIZU-DERA by supporting those endeavors of BONZE, ENCHIN. ENCHIN, however, was not born during the life-time of TAMURAMARO.
Regardless, TAMURAMARO is the man of the times. He is thought buried at the famous SHOGUN-ZUKA, "Tumulous of the SHOGUN," the sight of KAMMU's Chinese-style, Clay Warrior, also buried in full Arms & Armor to protect KAMMU's new Imperial Haunch, HEIAN-KYO, or the soon called, KYOTO.
SAKANOUE no TAMURAMARO died KO-NIN 2, 811.
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Sword of SAKANOUE no TAMURAMARO
SAKANOUE no TAMURAMARO - no - KOKUSHITSU TSURUGI
Slaying the NUE
He slew the KO Night-Bird, the monkey-headed
NUE threatening KONOE-SAMA's Imperial precincts,
NIN-PYO 3, 1153, with a single shot.
He watched TAIRA KIYOMORI chase down TOKIWA GOZEN because the tyrant had to have his enemy's wife.
And it would be for her sons, YORIMASA awaited - on the bridge at UJI - those few years hense...
He received the 3rd Rank, SAN-I, of the Imperial Court and became a priest directly thereafter.
Two years following, at 74, YORIMASA learned of KIYOMORI's plan to place his anchored line permanently into the Throne with little ANTOKU.
And he had to act.
He knew the odds, but he knew the
SHISHIO "King of Beasts"
Notes on KAMAKURA YAMASHIRO
RAI: Refined and distinctive SUGUHA They also incorporate the popular OSAFUNE GUNOME, taken up by the AWATAGUCHI but popularized of the RYAKU-NIN powerhouse three: HATAKEDA MORIIYE - OSAFUNE MITSUTADA - SABURO KUNIMUNE OSAFUNE: MITSUTADA's brilliant undulating GUNOME-CHOJI BA is irresistibly infectious. Generations of workers proudly take their turns holding the same seats at the same table. FUKUOKA: JUKA and OBUSA KAWAZU CHOJI-MIDARE BA FUKUOKA pulls out all stops to grab and hold the prize SOSHU: Stealing BIZEN's undulating GUNOME, they forge fantastic steel on fantastic structures. KAMAKURA's breakup sends SOSHU undulating GUNOME patterns out the HOKURIKU through the North and radiating with students, from SA's CHIKUZEN, in all directions through the South. NAOTSUNA to the West. ______________________ O-NIN War ends YAMASHIRO sword making. Only the HEIANJO smiths who worked near the KURAMA-DERA Temple, on the outskirts of KYOTO, returned. Having fled to wait out the war in MINO, they snuck back with their new SEKI-style influence. Note: YAMASHIRO RAI was conservative by nature. They and hard-working OSAFUNE sat back to watch the HOJO Regency answer the wild-abandon and halter-less exuberance of FUKUOKA's flagrantly Imperial and aristocratic sword styles, pouring from the forges of the 2nd generation ICHIMONJI. SAGAMI's rag-tag, put-together band exploded their new sword structures and SOSHU YAKIBA across the land.