What is Nioikuchi(匂口)?

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  • Nioikuchi (or Nioiguchi) is the term to describe a HAMON(刃文) appearance.
  • Deep or Thick : Wide Hamon with the gradient that has a lot of the particles(Nioi).
  • Tight : Narrow Hamon consists of Nioi.
  • Hazy or Dull :  Hamon is scattered so much that you can hardly see the border between Hamon and HIRA-JI(平地).

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