KIYOMITSU(清光)

KIYOMITSU(清光) was a Japanese swordsmith in Bizen province. Region Bizen province (Okayama prefecture today) Active Muromachi period Famous Swordsmiths working under the name of Kiyomitsu Goro [...]

YOSHII SCHOOL(吉井派)

YOSHII SCHOOL(吉井派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Tamenori(為則) near the Yoshii river in Bizen province. Region Bizen province(Okayama today) Active Nanbokucho to Muromachi period Famous [...]

OUEI BIZEN(応永備前)

OUEI BIZEN(応永備前) refers to the Japanese swords produced in Bizen province during the Muromachi period; Ouei era(ca 1394-1428). Region Bizen province (Okayama prefecture today) Active 1394-1428 [...]

ZOKUMEI(俗名)

What is Zokumei(俗名)? Zokumei refers to the real name of the swordsmith. It’s often seen in the swords made in Bizen province during the Sengoku period.

SUE BIZEN(末備前)

SUE BIZEN(末備前) refers to the Japanese swords produced during the late Muromachi period(ca 1504-1592) in Bizen province. Region Bizen province (Okayama prefecture today) Active 1504-1592 Famous [...]

FUKUOKA ISHIDO SCHOOL(福岡石堂派)

FUKUOKA ISHIDO SCHOOL(福岡石堂派) was a branch of the Ishido school(石堂派) founded by Koretsugu(是次) in Fukuoka. Region Bizen province(Okayama prefecture today) Active Edo period Famous Swordsmiths from [...]

OSAKA ISHIDO SCHOOL(大阪石堂派)

OSAKA ISHIDO SCHOOL(大阪石堂派) was a branch of the Ishido school(石堂派) founded by Tatara Nagayuki(多々良長幸) in Osaka prefecture. Region Osaka prefecture Active Edo period Famous Swordsmiths from the [...]

MIZUTA SCHOOL(水田派)

MIZUTA SCHOOL(水田派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Tatsubo Kunishige(辰房国重) in Mizuta of Bizen province. Region Bizen province (Okayama prefecture today) Active The end of the Muromachi [...]

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. Region Bizen province (Okayama prefecture [...]

KATAYAMA ICHIMONJI SCHOOL(片山一文字派)

KATAYAMA ICHIMONJI SCHOOL(片山一文字派) was a branch of the Ichimonji School founded by Norifusa (則房) in Katayama, Bizen province(備前). Region Bizen province (Okayama prefecture today) Active Middle [...]