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.
- AYANOKOJI SCHOOL(綾小路派)
- AWATAGUCHI SCHOOL(粟田口派)
- HASEBE SCHOOL(長谷部派)
- NOBUKUNI SCHOOL(信国派)
- RAI SCHOOL(来派)
- SANJO SCHOOL(三条派)
- Yamashiro was the imperial capital of the time, so the swords produced there are more appearance oriented.
- Among the local major schools of the time, Awataguchi school’s swords remain the least. This is because most of their swords were highly prized and owned by a number of lords, and when these lords lost major battled their swords were destroyed and burned.