EDO ISHIDO SCHOOL(江戸石堂派)

EDO ISHIDO SCHOOL(江戸石堂派) was a branch of the Ishido school(石堂派) in Edo city of Musahi province. Region Musashi province(Tokyo metropolis today) Active The Edo period Famous Swordsmiths from the [...]

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 SADAKAZU(月山貞一)

GASSAN SADAKAZU(月山貞一) was a swordsmith active in Oumi province. He was a son of Gassan Sadayoshi. Region Oumi province (Shiga prefecture today) Active 1836-1918 Related swordsmiths Gassan [...]

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 [...]

KATSUMURA NORIKATSU(勝村徳勝)

KATSUMURA NORIKATSU(勝村徳勝), also known as Tokkatsu, was a swordsmith in Mito province. His name was succeeded by his son. Region Mito province (Ibaraki prefecture today) Active 1809-1872 Related [...]

UNJU KOREKAZU(運寿是一)

UNJU KOREKAZU(運寿是一) was a swordsmith of the Edo Ishido school(江戸石堂派) in Musashi province. Region Musashi province (Tokyo metropolis today) Active 1816-1891 Related swordsmiths Aizu Kanetomo(会津兼友) [...]

TSUNAHIRO(綱広)

TSUNAHIRO(綱広) was a Japanese swordsmith active in Sagami province.  Region Sagami province(Kanagawa prefecture today) Active Muromachi period. Related swordsmiths GISUKE(義助) Tsunaie(綱家)*elderly [...]

Shape of Sword : End of the Edo period

What influenced the change in the shape of the sword made at the end of the Edo period? (1853-1867) The end of the Edo period was unquiet and there’re many conflicts throughout the country [...]

SHITAHARA SCHOOL(下原派)

SHITAHARA SCHOOL(下原派), was a Japanese sword school founded by Chikashige(周重) in Musashi province. Region Musashi province (Tokyo metropolis today) Active The late Muromachi to Edo period. Famous [...]

TAKADA SCHOOL(高田派)

TAKADA SCHOOL(高田派), was a Japanese sword school founded by Tomoyuki(友行), who has roots in the SAMONJI SCHOOL(左文字派). Region Bungo province (Ooita prefecture today) Active Nanbokucho period to Edo [...]

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