OSAFUNE SCHOOL(長船派)

osafune school japanese sword

OSAFUNE SCHOOL(長船派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Mitsutada (光忠) in Bizen province(備前).

Region


Active


  • Middle Kamakura period(ca 1250) to Azuchi-Momoyama period(1573-1603)

Famous Swordsmiths from the school


  • Chikakage(近景)
  • Chogi(長義)
  • Hidemitsu(秀光)
  • Kagemitsu(景光
  • Kanetmitsu(兼光)
  • Masanaga(真長)
  • Mitsutada(光忠)
  • Motoshige(元重)
  • Nagamitsu(長光

Characteristics 


No common characteristics found as the school flexibly incorporated the trends of the times.

Notes


  • The Osafune school enjoyed great prosperity but went into a decline after the Yoshiikawa river’s heavy flood in August 1590.
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