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 [...]

ECCHU-KAMI MASATOSHI(越中守正俊)

ECCHU-KAMI MASATOSHI(越中守正俊) was a Japanese swordsmith in Yamashiro province. His name was succeeded through 4 generations. Region Yamashiro province (Kyoto prefecture today) Active Early Edo [...]

TANBA-KAMI YOSHIMICHI(丹波守吉道)

TANBA-KAMI YOSHIMICHI(丹波守吉道) was a Japanese sword smith in Yamashiro province. His name was succeeded through many generations until the Edo period in both Yamashiro and Settsu province. Region [...]

UKAI SCHOOL(宇甘派)

UKAI SCHOOL(宇甘派 or 鵜飼派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Unsho(雲生) in Ukai of Bizen province. Since the school’s smiths had TORIJI(通字) of KUMO/UN (雲) in common, they were as known as [...]

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 [...]

AYANOKOJI SCHOOL(綾小路派)

AYANOKOJI SCHOOL(綾小路派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Sadatoshi (定利) in Yamashiro province. Region Yamashiro province (Kyoto prefecture today) Active  Kamakura period to Nanbokucho [...]

SANJO SCHOOL(三条派)

SANJO SCHOOL(三条派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Munechika (宗近) in the Sanjo area of Yamashiro province. Region Yamashiro province (Kyoto prefecture today) Active  Heian to Muromachi [...]

NOBUKUNI SCHOOL(信国派)

NOBUKUNI SCHOOL(信国派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Nobukuni 1st (初代信国) in Yamashiro province.  Region Yamashiro province (Kyoto prefecture today) Active Nanbokucho period to [...]

HASEBE SCHOOL(長谷部派)

HASEBE SCHOOL(長谷部派) a Japanese sword school founded by Kunishige (国重) in Yamashiro province. Region Yamashiro province (Kyoto prefecture today) Active Nanbokucho period (1336–1392) to Muromachi [...]

AWATAGUCHI SCHOOL(粟田口派)

AWATAGUCHI SCHOOL(粟田口派) was a Japanese sword school founded by the 6 sons of Kuniie (国家) in Yamashiro province. Region Yamato province (Kyoto prefecture today) Active Kamakura period(1185–1333)  [...]