OSAFUNE NAGAMITSU School - SANENAGA
SANENAGA KA-GEN (f: MITSUTADA, br: NAGAMITSU): KIJIRO. HEIKURO.
SAKON SHOGEN. Dates of SHO-AN 1299 to EN-KEI 1308 are
associated to this smith. 1299 is acceptable for a son
of MITSUTADA (up to BUN-EI), but there are statements of
two generations and there are swords that would,
stylistically, not seem out of place for the BUN-EI 1264
period. Therefore it is possible that this is ANENAGA(2)
under the following scenario:
MITSUTADA RYAKU-NIN 1238 to BUN-EI 1264
NAGAMITSU SANENAGA(1) BUN-EI 1264 to KO-AN 1278
SANENAGA(2) SHO-AN 1299 to EN-KEI 1308
NAGAMITSU Student and SAN-SAKU Smith
Narrow KOSHIZORI TACHI with the post mid-KAMAKURA FUNBARI
(tapering in the MONOUCHI). Thick blades with NIKU have
raised SHINOGI. Some with BO-HI and double grooves, but
rarely found. KO-MOKUME with MASAME has CHIKEI. There
will be JIFU or MIDARE-UTSURI. SUGUHA holds KO-GUNOME
MIDARE BA in a tight NIOI. His is a slightly undulating,
tight NIOI SUGUHA of CHOJI/KO-CHOJI BA where figures can
be SAKA, or leaning. BOSHI can be a shallow MIDARE-KOMI
ripple to KO-MARU but look for a variation of the famous
SAN-SAKU BOSHI - which pulls for the edge above the
YOKOTE and takes a swell, perhaps followed subtly by a
second before a small KO-MARU turn near the SAKI.
Somewhat curved NAKAGO with KURIJIRI.
BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JUNIN SANENAGA TSUKURU
BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JUNIN TAIRA SANENAGA TSUKURU
MITSUNAGA KEM-MU (f: SANENAGA): MITSUNAGA is the supposed father
of CHOGI and NAGASHIGE. Published dates running to the
ENBUN ardently argue. A footnote, regardless, as CHOGI is
a time of the SODEN. The point to be recalled with
lineage is the passing of style, STYLE = TIME. MITSUNAGA
MEI will present the style of SANENAGA, his son CHOGI
brought his SOSHU experience back to BIZEN.
BIZENnoKUNI JU MITSUNAGA
BIZENnoKUNI OSAFUNE JU MITSUNAGA
MITSUNAGA KEM-MU 1334 to EN-BUN 1356
___|_ - brothers - ___|_____
CHOGI KO-EI 1342 NAGASHIGE TEI-WA 1345
Kodachi - Juyo Bunkazai
Ihori-mune with Chu-Kissaki.
Strong Koshizori Kodachi.
Knit Ko-Itame Hada has
Chikei and Midare Utsuri.
A riotous and high-standing
Choji-Midare fights through
the mid until the refrain of
his Osafune Monouchi.
Ubu Kurijiri Nakago has two
Mekugi-ana, one filled.
Signed high in Ji: