KO ICHIMONJI SCHOOL(古一文字派)
KO ICHIMONJI SCHOOL(古一文字派) refers to a group of swordsmiths from FUKUOKA ICHIMONJI SCHOOL(福岡一文字派), who were active around the early Kamakura period.
- Early Kamakura period
Famous Swordsmiths from the school
Shape : Narrow TACHI(太刀) with KOSHI-SORI(腰反り) and a small KISSAKI(切先).
Hada : Fine-grained MOKUME-HADA(杢目肌) with spotted UTSURI(映り) apparent.
Hamon : Small CHOJI(丁子).
Boshi : KO-MARU(小丸). Short KAERI(返り)
- Nearly half of the leading swordsmiths from the Ko Ichimonji school worked for The 82nd Emperor of Japan, Gotoba (後鳥羽天皇).