ENJU SCHOOL(延寿派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Kunimura (国村) in Higo province.
- Late Kamakura period to Sengoku period.
Famous Swordsmiths from the school
- Kunimura (国村) *founder
- The founder of the Enju school was a grandson of the founder of the RAI SCHOOL(来派) and the 2 schools swords have many in common. Same as the Rai school, the smiths in the Enju school used the Kanji character “国”(Kuni) in their smith name.
- The school name “Enju” means “Longevity” so the Enju swords were often given as a ceremonial gift.
- The school worked for Kikuchi Takemitsu(菊池武光), and they engaged in the development of the single edged lance known as Kikuchi-Yari(菊池槍).