GOKADEN(五ヶ伝)

Gokaden means the regional characteristics of the Japanese sword produced during the Koto period(900 to 1596) in 5 major regions; Bizen, Mino, Soshu, Yamashiro, and Yamato province. These [...]

SOSHU Tradition(相州伝)

Soshu tradition, also called Soshu Den, refers to the common characteristics of the swords in Sagami province. Region Sagami region (Kanagawa prefecture today) Active Kamakura to Muromachi period [...]

YAMASHIRO Tradition(山城伝)

Yamashiro Tradition, also known as Yamashiro-den, refers to the schools developed in Yamashiro province. It also refers to the common characteristics of these schools’ swords. Region [...]

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 [...]

YAMATO Tradition(大和伝)

Yamato Tradition, also known as Yamato-den, refers to the 5 schools developed in Yamato province. It also refers to the common characteristics of the 5 schools. Region Yamato(Nara prefecture [...]

BIZEN Tradition(備前伝)

BIZEN tradition refers to the Japanese sword schools active in Bizen province during the Koto period and the common characteristics of these schools. Region Bizen region (Okayama prefecture [...]