OSAFUNE SCHOOL(長船派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Mitsutada (光忠) in Bizen province(備前).
- Middle Kamakura period(ca 1250) to Azuchi-Momoyama period(1573-1603)
Famous Swordsmiths from the school
No common characteristics found as the school flexibly incorporated the trends of the times.
- The Osafune school enjoyed great prosperity but went into a decline after the Yoshiikawa river’s heavy flood in August 1590.