GASSAN SCHOOL(月山派)

GASSAN SCHOOL(月山派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Oniomaru(鬼王丸) at the foot of Mt. Gassan in Dewa province. Region Dewa and Settsu province(Yamagata and Osaka prefecture today) Active Ko [...]

GASSAN SADAYOSHI(月山貞吉)

GASSAN SADAYOSHI(月山貞吉) was born in Dewa province but worked in Settsu province. He was a descendant of the Gassan school(月山派). Region Dewa and Settsu province (Yamagata and Osaka prefecture [...]

MUTSU-KAMI KANEYASU(陸奥守包保)

MUTSU-KAMI KANEYASU(陸奥守包保) was a Japanese swordsmith born in Yamato and worked in Settsu and Shinano province.  Region Yamato, Settsu, and Shinano province (Nara,Osaka, and Nagano prefecture [...]

OZAKI SUKETAKA(尾崎助隆)

OZAKI SUKETAKA(尾崎助隆) was a Japanese swordsmith active in Osaka prefecture. He was one of the most famous smiths in western Japan of the time. Region Osaka prefecture Active ca. 1753 – 1805 [...]

OSAKA SHINTO(大阪新刀)

  What is Osaka Shinto(大阪新刀)? The Osaksa Shinto refers to the swords made around 1596–1780 in Settsu province(Osaka prefecture today). These swords were influenced by the YAMASHIRO Tradition(山城伝) [...]

NAKAJIMA RAI SCHOOL(中島来派)

NAKAJIMA RAI SCHOOL(中島来派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Kuninaga (国長) at Nakajima of Settsu province. Region Settsu province (Osaka prefecture today) Active Kamakura period to Nanbokucho [...]

INOUE SHINKAI(井上真改)

INOUE SHINKAI(井上真改) was a Japanese swordsmith in Settsu province. He is also known as Izumi-kami Kunisada 2nd(二代和泉守国貞) or Shinkai Kunisada(真改国貞). Region Settsu province (Osaka prefecture today) [...]

OSAKA YAKIDASHI(大阪焼出し)

What is Osaka Yakidashi(大阪焼出し)?  Osaka Yakidashi refers to a YAKIDASHI(焼出し), which widens gradually as it goes up. It is common in swords produced in Settsu province (Osaka pref today) after [...]

IKKANSHI TADATSUNA (一竿子忠綱)

IKKANSHI TADATSUNA (一竿子忠綱) was a Japanese swordsmith in Settsu province. He was as known as Oumi-kami Tadatsuna the 2nd(二代近江守忠綱). Region Settsu province (Osaka prefecture today) Active 1744-1826 [...]