KANEMOTO(兼元)

KANEMOTO(兼元) was a swordsmith active in Mino province. His name has been succeeded through many generations until today. Region Mino province (Gifu prefecture today) Active Late Muromachi period [...]

HOKI-KAMI NOBUTAKA(伯耆守信高)

HOKI-KAMI NOBUTAKA(伯耆守信高) was a Japanese swordsmith working in Mino and Owari province. His name was succeeded through 10 generations until the end of the Edo period.  Region Mino and [...]

KANESADA(兼定)

KANESADA(兼定) was a Japanese swordsmith in the Seki area of Mino province. His name was succeeded through many generations until the end of the Edo period. He was rated at O-wazamono ranking. [...]

ECHIZEN-SEKI SCHOOL(越前関派)

ECHIZEN-SEKI SCHOOL(越前関派), was a Japanese sword school in Echizen province founded by a group of swordsmiths, who moved together from Mino province. Region Echizen province (Fukui province today) [...]

KANEWAKA(兼若)

KANEWAKA(兼若), was a Japanese swordsmith in Kaga province.  Region Kaga province (Ishikawa prefecture today) Active Edo period. Related swordsmiths Arihira(有平) Kagehira(景平) Characteristics  Shape [...]

TAMETSUGU(為継)

TAMETSUGU(為継) was a Japanese swordsmith in Ecchu and Mino province. Region Ecchu and Mino province (Toyoma and Gifu prefecture today) Active Nanbokucho period. Related swordsmiths Go [...]

MINO Tradition(美濃伝)

Mino Tradition, also known as Mino-den, refers to the swords made in Mino province and the common characteristics of the swords produced there. Region Mino province(Gifu prefecture today) Related [...]

SEKI SCHOOL(関派)

SEKI SCHOOL(関派) refers to swordsmiths working in the Seki village of Mino province. The swords made by them are referred to as SEKI MONO(関物) also.  Region Mino province (Gifu prefecture today) [...]

JUMYO SCHOOL(寿命派)

JUMYO SCHOOL(寿命派)was a Japanese sword school founded by Kondo Sukesaemon (近藤助左衛門) as known as Ganmaku Toshinaga(岩捲寿命) in Seki of Mino province. Region Mino province (Gifu prefecture today) Active [...]

SHIZU SABURO KANEUZI(志津三郎兼氏)

SHIZU SABURO KANEUZI(志津三郎兼氏) was a Japanese swordsmith in Mino province. He is also known as O-Shizu(大志津). Region Mino province (Gifu prefecture today) Active Kamakura period to Nanbokucho [...]