YAMASHIRO Tradition(山城伝)

yamashiro tradition japanese sword

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.


Related schools

Common Characteristics 

Hamon : NIE-DEKI(沸出来), SUGUHA(直刃).
Boshi : O-MARU(大丸). Short KAERI(返り)


  • 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.
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