SANINDO - The Eight Roads of KOTO
O-ITAME HADA. ARARE "Hailstone" knot-like HADA has CHIKEI and JI-NIE. SUGUHA with YO, KO-MIDARE BA with ASHI, SUGU KO-CHOJI MIDARE in NIE with SUNAGASHI and KINSUJI. ________ YASUTADA TEMPYO-HOJI 757 ________ _________ TAKEYASU DAI-DO 806 KURAYOSHI JU YASUTSUNA "JINSHI" DAI-DO ___|___ __|_____ 806 NICHIJO SHO-WA 834 SANEMORI KA-SHO 848 ___|___ _______ |________________________ GETSUJO GEN-KEI 877 ARIKANE __|______ ____|____ ___|___ MORITSUNA KAN-PYO 889 SHIGENAGA NIN-WA 885 TEN-TOKU: IYEYASU |__________________ _____________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _________| __|______ ___|____ ___|____ ___|___ ___|___ SANETSUNA SADAHIRA ARITSUNA YASUIYE IYETOKI | SHO-HYO 931 KAN-KO 1004 ___|_____ ___|___ | TAMEYOSHI EI-EN 987 IYENAGA | ___|____ KAN-KO 1004 | TAMESUKE KAN-KO 1004 |____________________ __________________ _____________ __|______ ___|____ ___|____ ___|____ SADATSUNA O-WA 961 YASUMORI O-WA 961 TAMEKIYO SANEMUNE __|______ |__________ TEN-ROKU 970 KAN-KO 1004 YOSHIMORI ___|____ ___|____ _______ KAN-KO 1004 TAKEYASU TOMOYASU ARIYUKI NIN-WA 885 _____________ O-WA 961 CHO-TOKU 995 ____|_____ HOKI MUNEYASU _________ SHIGETOSHI EN-GI 901 ___|____ SADATSUGU ____|____ IYEMOCHI SHO-RYAKU 990 KAN-WA 985 MITSUNOBU EI-EN 987 YASUTSUNA DAI-DO: His name, YOKOSE-ZABURO-DAYU has named the group OHARA-SABURO-DAYU. Old writing places his work to DAI-DO 806, when the CHOKUTO straight-sword style fades. On his name, the curved NIHONTO Japanese Sword is laid credit. Note: All dates for old schools are to be questioned. Names repeaedly repeat. Appraisal constantly asks date. His FUNBARI is measurably strong but seems hidden to the eye, the power of form following the whole length. Strong KO-KISSAKI sits atop KOSHIZORI SUGATA - elegant. A straightening of the MONOUCHI is reminiscent of KO-BIZEN. JI-NIE and UTSURI dress dark O-ITAME that runs. There is CHIKEI. The uneven, CHU-width HA-HADA YAKIBA is a complex KO-CHOJI MIDARE/KO-MIDARE BA where ASHI, KINSUJI and INAZUMA collide. NIOI and KO-NIE are FUKASHI and long KINSUJI-like SUNAGASHI variegates the line. Thin HOTSURE strings seem brushed or swept from the tops in places. NIE becomes ARA in the MIDARE-KOMI BOSHI, which generally continues the YAKIBA width to a very slight KAERI. Or possibly KAEN with NIE-KUZURE. Usually YAKI-OTOSHI is found above a long and curved, tapering KURIJIRI NAKAGO. Some KIJIMOMO. SHI "Rope" radical of his TSUNA will be under the YASU, while the "Mountain" side will sit to the right. Thick strokes. Also known as JINSHI. Two-character MEI: YASUTSUNA Tokubetsu Juyo Yasutsuna
YORIMITSU gave up his bow
to take the head of the evil SHUTEN-DOJI with a stroke
from this sword...
SHINOGI-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE TACHI. A feeling of width belies the FUNBARI to bring strength to the MONOUCHI. This play of subtlety and power creates an austere grace. Its thick KASANE and rich NIKU exemplify the powerful SUGATA.
JI-NIE covers ITAME HADA where CHIKEI is found.
The NIE and NIOI-FUKASHI
KO-MIDARE is a
KO-CHOJI MIDARE that crushes together. Dropping
NIOI-ASHI are pulled and
broken by the competition of SUNAGASHI and long
striating KINSUJI which
cut and crevasse the mid. - It is the
BOSHI: The wide and broken line is KO-MARU to the KO-SHINOGI while KINSUJI fractures the YAKIBA and runs for the SAKI.
YAKI-OTOSHI shows fire-storm UTSURI that flashes into the JI. UBU, double-cut single MEKUGI-ANA NAKAGO with two character MEI.
NICHIJO SHO-WA (f: TAKEYASU): KURAYOSHI JU. TORIIZORI HEIAN TACHI SUGATA has raised SHINOGIs with NIKU and elongated KISSAKI. CHU-width KO-CHOJI KO-MIDARE BA in ARA-NIE. MEI: CHOE NICHIJO ICHIMIYA NICHIJO ICHIMIYA CHOE NICHIJO HOKI-no-KUNI ICHIMIYA NICHIJO SANEMORI KA-SHO (f: YASUTSUNA): Born: EN-RYAKU 15, 796 and died in JO-GAN 3, 861. He also was given the name YOKOSE. SANEMORI seems a gentler hand than his father. Strong KOSHIZORI (deep curve near MACHIs) mark his HEIAN TACHI SUGATA. Prominent FUNBARI and KO-KISSAKI. Evenly textured O-ITAME that stands. CHIKEI. KO-MIDARE BA or KO-CHOJI KO-MIDARE in KO-NIE. The KIJI-MOMO NAKAGO shows a squarish, stylized signature near the MUNE in thick strokes. Secret MEI: GEKKEI UNKAKU "Emperors' Servant." He is also said to have signed GYO-NIN, and SHO is included. MEI: SANEMORI OHARA SANEMORI SANEMORI TSUKURU HOKI OHARA SANEMORI HOKI-no-KUNI OHARA SANEMORI TSUKURU
|____________ _____|___ ____|___ YORIMITSU YORINOBU Talented Minamoto Sons ____|____ YORIYOSHI |_____________________ ________________________ __________________|___ ________________|___ ___________________|____ HACHIMAN-TARO YOSHIIYE KAMO-JIRO YOSHITSUNA SHINRA-SABURO YOSHIMITSU 1st Son 2nd Son 3rd Son
Little 7 year old, MINAMOTO
GENDA took his
GEMBUKU Adult Initiation Ceremony at IWASHIMIZU
HACHIMAN-GU, Kyoto Shrine
to the Spirit of Emperor OJIN, JINGU's son
USA), HACHIMAN - God
HACHIMAN placed favor to little GENDA and became the MINAMOTO Guardian Deity. Likewise, GENDA became MINAMOTO YOSHIIYE, HACHIMAN-TARO - "First Son," MINAMOTO prodigy and master of Military Arts.
YOSHIIYE's Grand-Uncle, YORIMITSU, slayer of SHUTEN-DOJI (see above), had rid the Imperial abode of the stealy Fox with his trusted bow and placed the MINAMOTO reputation for the marksman's eye.
YOSHIIYE's father, SAGAMI no KAMI and MUTSU no KAMI MINAMOTO YORIYOSHI, had been distinquished, with his father, expelling TAIRA MURAOKA-GORO TADATSUNE from ill-seized, AWA - CHO-GEN 4, 1031.
YOSHIIYE's second brother, MINAMOTO YOSHITSUNA took his GEMBUKU with the Kyoto Guardians at KAMO, becoming KAMO-JIRO - 2nd brother.
|Now, ABE YORITOKI
threatened the general
serenity by creating an autonomous region in MUTSU and
worse: failing his
The Governors of DEWA and MUTSU set against him but were repulsed. The Emperor then called upon MINAMOTO YORIYOSHI with the commission of CHINJUFU-SHOGUN.
|YORIYOSHI set off with the 14 year-old YOSHIIYE
and his younger
brother. Patriarch, ABE YORITOKI was felled with a
MINAMOTO arrow on the
ABE son, SADATO, however, stood against YORIYOSHI at KAWASAKI, driving him back and stalemating the war.
||It took four years and
the 10,000 re-enforcements
of DEWA standard-bearer, KIYOWARA TAKANORI, out from
YAMAGATA, along with
MINAMOTO father and sons to roll victories over the
ABE. First at KOMAKI,
again at home fortress, KOROMOGAWA and finally
bringing conclusion with
the death of SADATO at KURIYAGAWA, KO-HEI 5,
Last ABE, MUNETO, surrendered to YOSHIIYE and shaved his head.
received IYO no KAMI, soon becoming BONZE and thenafter known
-YOSHIIYE became DEWA no KAMI
-YOSHITSUNA awarded MUTSU no KAMI
was awarded, CHINJUFU-SHOGUN
YOSHIIYE is raised to CHINJUFU-SHOGUN to quell the
disturbance from the
monks of ONJO-JI laying revenge to ENRYAKU-JI.
TAKANORI's son, SADAHIRA inherited and ruled six KORI in MUTSU. His brother, KIYOWARA IYEHIRA and Uncle, TAKAHIRA revolted, O-TOKU 3, 1086.
War raged over the entire MUTSU Province and CHINJUFU-SHOGUN MINAMOTO YOSHIIYE was sent against them.
YOSHIIYE's brother, YOSHIMITSU was SABEI no JO, "Guard of the Left" of the MINAMOTO KANKI government and received YOSHIIYE's urgent message, ordering him to proceed north and relieve their hard station in MUTSU.
|GO SAN no EKI||
|On their way,
the Army stopped at DAIGO-TENNO's Ancient Gate of the
ASHIGARA Road that
had separated and therefore created the KANSAI
of the West and the KANTO,
"Rice-Basket," in the East.
There, it is said, YOSHIMITSU learned the secret reed of the mysterious SHO and that its forbidden music brought his victory against TAKAHIRA and the permanent ruination of the DEWA KIYOWARA house and blood.
On their Triumphal Return, KAN-JI 3,1089,
YOSHIMITSU was awarded
MINAMOTO YOSHIMITSU died in DAI-JI 1127, 10th Month. He was 82.
SHINOGI-TSUKURI HEIAN TACHI SUGATA. Strength and power rides to the KISSAKI from an evenly rising FUNBARI.
Flowing and complex O-ITAME HADA run and stand. His MIDARE of KO-CHOJI rises and falls. SUNAGASHI runs in the grain and SHIMA BA dots the line.
BOSHI is MIDARE-KOMI of dotting SHIMA BA.
"Flowing Power" describes its styling in all aspects.
KIJI-MOMO NAKAGO where multiple mounts hide in
three ANAs. KURI-JIRI
with his stylish, three-character MEI:
MORITSUNA KAN-PYO (f: SANEMORI): Passes along SANEMORI's KO-MIDARE of KO-NIE KO-CHOJI MIDARE BA into the future. MEI: MORITSUNA SANETSUNA SHO-HYO (f: MORITSUNA): ITAME HADA. SUGUHA with ASHI. KO-CHOJI MIDARE BA. MEI: SANETSUNA ARITSUNA TEN-TOKU (f: MORITSUNA): O-ITAME that runs. KO-MIDARE of KO-NIE with SUNAGASHI and NIJUBA. MEI: ARITSUNA TAMEYOSHI EI-EN (f: ARITSUNA): ITAME. GUNOME-MIDARE of KO-NIE. MEI: TAMEYOSHI YASUIYE EI-EN (f: IYEYASU, t: MORITSUNA): Narrow bladed, strong KOSHIZORI TACHI with FUNBARI. KO-KISSAKI. Strong ITAME with CHIKEI and JI-NIE is dappled on running HADA. KO-CHOJI MIDARE with ASHI and YO. KINSUJI. MIDARE-BOSHI with HAKIKAKE and KO-MARU. MEI: YASUIYE HOKI-no-KUNI JUNIN YASUIYE SADATSUNA:Blades with this signature are KO-KISSAKI, strong FUNBARI TACHI. A piece may show a deep curve toward the MACHIs. Streaming ITAME with dappled JI-NIE. NIE KO-MIDARE BA or possibly CHOJI-MIDARE showing ASHI and YO with SUNAGASHI. MEI: SADATSUNA Tokubetsu Juyo Sadatsuna
________ YASUNORI GEN-RYAKU 1184: ITAME. KO-MIDARE, KO-CHOJI KO-MIDARE HA. _______ _______ _________ _________ _____ ARIMUNE CHO-JI 1104 AMAHARA SANEMITSU SADATSUNA NISHO ________ - GEN-RYAKU 1184 - SANENORI HO-GEN 1156 _________ _________ CHIKANORI SHO-GEN 1207 SHIGENAGA NIN-AN 1166 ____|____ _________ ___|___ MITSUNOBU HO-JI 1247 NORITSUNE ARIYUKI JO-EI 1232 ____|___ BUN-RYAKU 1234 NORITERU BUN-EI 1264 _______ ARIKANE |___________ ____|____ ___|_____ MITSUMASA YASUMITSU SHO-AN 1299 EI-NIN 1293 ________ NORIKUNI ___|_____ KUNITSUGU CHO-O 311 ARIMASA TEI-WA 1345 O-MOKUME HADA. KO-NIE KO-MIDARE BA. HAKUSHU ARIMASA