The actual HADA pattern can be combinations of the following:
Small straight pattern
Large straight pattern
|Wood "grain like a
Small wood pattern
Large wood pattern
|Burl-like grain pattern
Small burl pattern
Large burl pattern
|AYASUGI -||Flowing Cedar. Large undulating wave grain pattern|
|NASHIJI -||Flesh of a Pear pattern Condition of very finely worked HADA|
|MUJI -||No grain|
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The terms may be seen used short, MASA, ITA, MOKU as, "O-ITA KO-MOKU mix." This is generally improper, however.
O-HADA is a large grain pattern or an individually large area of grain. These might be called UZU, swirling cloud or whirlpool.
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YAUBASHIRI / UZU-MAKI, etc
YUBASHIRI is a term used to describe the swirling condition of a certain form of running HADA. The term YUBASHIRI means "running water" and is also used for swirling or wisp-like features of the hardened edge pattern, or YAKIBA.
When a grain pattern appears drawn-out it may be labeled, "running," "flowing," or "streaming."
Sword descriptions may note HADA as being "pronounced" or "standing out."
|NOTE: Some publications use "ITAME" to denote the presence of patterned grain or to describe any grain pattern other than straight-grain, MASAME, or no grain, MU-JI. Occasionally, one finds auction or museum pamphlets confusing "ITAME" for patina, a misunderstanding. Grain pattern may actually be MOKUME or combinations.|