Volume II, Koto, Part 1 ISBN 1-888612-03-7

The parts of the road system that are covered in this volume are the Kinai, Tokaido, and Hokurikudo. The Kinai encompasses Yamashiro, Yamato, Settsu, Izumi, and Kawachi. There are some 90 odd pages devoted to Yamashiro no Kuni, and almost 120 pages devoted to Yamato no Kuni, taking up each of the major Ha or Ke separately. These include, among others, Senjuin (Senshuin) Kei, Taema Kei, Tegai Kei, Hosho Kei, Shikkake Kei , Ryumon Kei, and Kanefusa Kei. The Tokaido encompasses 15 kuni, and the major ones in sword production are Ise and Sagami (Soshu), although all are discussed, even to the extent of those that did not have any swordsmiths to speak of. Some 60 odd pages are devoted to Soshu alone. The importance of Ise and Suruga in ancient history and legends is also touched upon. In the section on Hokurikudo, Wakasa, Kaga, Echizen, Etchu, and Echigo are covered. Like Volume IX, this book was produced using Aldus Pagemaker© in Japanese, with profuse use of kanji accompanying names, geographical locations, and dates. It comprises an 88 Page frontispiece section, 400 pages in the main section, and a 15 page glossary. A slightly truncated Table of Contents is presented below, with out the page numbers. Also the entry is not yet complete as of 21Feb97.

Table of contents

Because of variations in servers, long vowels are omitted

Illustrations of Representative swords

KINAI
TOKAIDO
HOKURIKUDO

MAIN TEXT

YAMASHIRO NO KUNI

KYO KAJI DISTRIBUTION MAP

SETTSU NO KUNI

IZUMI NO KUNI

KAWACHI NO KUNI

WORK STYLES OF RYUHA, KEITO, AND INDIVIDUAL SMITHS

YAMASHIRO NO KUNI

KIKU GYOSAKU
MUNECHIKA

KEIZU OF THE SANJO AND GOJO MONO
YOSHIE
GOJO MONO
KANENAGA, KUNINAGA

AWATAGUCHI MONO
KEIZU OF AWATAGUCHI MONO
KUNITOMO, HISAKUNI, KUNIYASU, KUNIKIYO, KUNITSUNA, NORIKUNI, KUNIYOSHI, KUNIMITSU, YOSHIMITSU

AYAKOJI (AYANOKOJI) MONO
KEIZU OF THE RAI ICHIRUI (GROUP)
RAI KUNIYORI, KUNITOSHI, RAI KUNITOSHI, RAI KUNIMITSU, RAI KUNITSUGU, RAI TOMOKUNI, RAI KUNIZANE, RAI KUNIMUNE, MITSUKANE

RYOKAI ICHIRUI (GROUP)
KEIZU OF RYOKAI AND NOBUKUNI ICHIRUI
RYOKAI

HASEBE ICHIRUI
HASEBE KUNISHIGE
KUNINOBU

HEAIANJO, LATER SANJO ICHIRUI (GROUP)
KEIZU OF THE HEIANJO MONO
HEAINJO NAGAYOSHI, YOSHINORI

DARUMA ICHIRUI
KEIZU OF DARUMA

SETTSU NO KUNI

KEIZU OF THE NAKAJIMA RAI ICHIRUI
RAI KNINAGA

IZUMI NO KUNI

KEIZU OF KAGA SHIRO ICHIRUI

KAWACHI NO KAMI

KEIZU OF ARINARI ICHIRUI
ARINARI

YAMATO NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
PERIOD OF ORAL TRADITIONS
BEFORE AMAKUNI
AMAKUNI, AMAKURA (AMAZA)
WORK STYLES OF AMAKUNI AND AMAKURA
AMAKUNI, AMAKURA (AMAZA)

YAMATO RYUHA AND KEIZU
SENJUIN KEI, TAEMA KEI, TEGAI KEI, HOSHO KEI, SHIKKAKE KEI, RYUMON KEI, KANEFUSA KEI

WORK STYLES OF EACH HA AND INDIVIDUAL SMITHS

SENJUIN HA
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE SENJUIN HA
WORK STYLE OF THE SENJUIN HA AND INDIVIDUAL SMITHS
SENJUIN, YUKINOBU, SHIGEHIRO, SHIGEYUKI
KIN'O (KONNO) MARU KUNIYOSHI, RIKIO, ICHINO, KORESHIGE, YASUSHIGE, MITSUSUKE (MITSUO), TOSHIMASA, TADATSUGU, ARITOSHI, ARIMASA, ARIYUKI, YOSHIYUKI, YUKIMASA, YUKIHIRA, YUKIYOSHI, SHIGENAGA, SHIGEHIDE, SHIGENARI, SHIGEMURA, SHIGEHISA, NAGASUE, SHIGEA (JUA), SHIGEZANE, SHIGEZANE (DIFFERENT ZANE), SHIGEMORI, YOSHIHIRO, NAGAYOSHI, MORIHISA
EXTRACTS FROM OLD BOOKS
KUCHUSAI HIDENSHO, HIDANSHO, FUNKIRON

RYUMON KEI
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE RYUMON KEI
WORK STYLE OF NOBUYUSHI, AND THE TOKO OF HIS HA
YOSHIYUKI, NAGAYOSHI
ECTRACTS FROM REFERENCE BOOKS
KUCHUSAI HIDENSHO

TAIMA (TAEMA) HA
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE TAIMA HA
TOKO AND WORK STYLE OF THE TAIMA HA
KUNIYUKI, TOMOKIYO, TOMOTSUNA, TOMONAGA, TOMOYUKI, TOSHIMITSU, TSUGUARI, ARIHOSHI, ARIMITSU

TEGAI HA
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE TEGAI HA
TOKO AND WORK STYLES OF THE EARLY PERIOD
KANENAGA, KANEHARU, KANETOSHI, KANETOSHI (DIFFERENT TOSHI), KANETOMO, KANETO, KANEYOSHI, KANETSUGU, KANENAGA, KANENAGA (DIFFERENT NAGA), KANEUJI, KANEHIDE, KANEZANE, KANESADA, KANEKIYO, KANEYUKI, KANESHIGE

TOKO AND WORK STYLES OF THE LATER PERIOD
KANEIE, KANEHIDE, KANETOSHI, KANETOSHI, KANETOMO, KANETOKI, KANECHIKA, KANEYOSHI, KANEYORI, KANETSUGU, KANENAGA, KANENARI, KANEMURA, KANEMUNE KANENOBU, KANENOBU, KANENORI, KANEKUNI, KANEYASU, KANEMASA, KANEMASA, KANEFUSA, KANESADA, KANEZANE, KANESADA, KANEKIYO, KANEMITSU, KANEYUKI, KANESHIGE, KANEHISA, KANEMORI, MASANAGA
EZTRACTS FROM VARIOUS REFERENCE BOOKS

HOSHO HA
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE HOSHO HA
TOKO AND WORK STYLE OF THE HOSHO HA
SADAKIYO, SADAMITSU, SADAOKI, SADAZANE, SADASUE
EXTRACTS FROM REFERENCE BOOKS

SHIKKAKE HA
WORK STYLE OF NORINAGA AND TOKO OF THIS IPPA
NORIHIRO, NORINARI (NORISHIGE), NORIZANE, NORISADA, NORINAO, NORIKUNI, SUKEKUNI, IEMITSU
EXTRACTS FROM REFERENCE BOOKS
SUKEMITSU

KANABO HA
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE KANABO HA
TOKO AND WORK STYLE OF THE KANABO HA
MASAKAGE, MASATSUGU, MASAMUNE, MASAZANE, MASAZANE, MASAKIYO, MASASHIGE, MASANAGA, MASASADA, MASASUKE, MASATSUGU

TOKAIDO

GENERAL OUTLINE

IGA, ISE, SHIMA NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE

IGA NO KUNI

MUNECHIKA, KUNITSUNA, MUNETAKA, KANEZANE, NOBUHISA, MICHIMOTO

ISE NO KUNI

MURAMASA
MURAMASA KEIZU
KATANA, KO-WAKIZASHI, TANTO
MASASHIGE, MASAZANE, FUJIMASA, MURASHIGE, MASAIE, TOSHIMASA, UJII KANENORI, UJII KANENAGA
SPECIAL TRAITS
UJII MASAMORI

SHIMA NO KUNI

OWARI NO KUNI

UJIFUSA, KANETSUNE

MIKAWA NO KUNI

TOTOMI NO KUNI

KUNIAKI, SPECIAL TRAITS

SURUGA NO KUNI

KEIZU OF SHIMADA YOSHISUKE KE
KEIZU OF SHIMADA SUKEMUNE KE
KATANA, KO-WAKIZASHI, TANTO
SUKEMUNE

KAI, IZU NO KUNI

SAGAMI NO KUNI

WORK STYLE OF THE FIRST PERIOD OF THE JIDAI
TOKO KEIZU OF THE FIRST PERIOD OF THE JIDAI
KUNITSUNA, SUKEZANE, SUKETSUNA, KUNIMUNE, KUNIMITSU, KUNIHIRO, SUKEYOSHI (YUKEI)

WORK STYLE OF THE SECOND PERIOD OF THE JIDAI
CONDITIONS OF THE YAKIBA IN THE JI DISTINGUISHED BY THE PERIOD
CONDITIONS OF THE BOSHI AND KISSAKI DISTINGUISHED BY THE PERIOD
KEIZU OF THE TOKO OF THE SECOND AND THIRD PERIOD
MASAMUNE
KATANA
TANTO
MASAMUNE JITTETSU (TEN DISCIPLES OF MASAMUNE)
SADAMUNE
KATANA
KO-WAKIZASHI, TANTO

DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN THE SOSHU JOIDEN AND THE SHINTO TOKUDEN

WORK STYLE OF THE THIRD PERIOD
HIROMITSU
KATANA, KO-WAKIZASHI
AKIHIRO
WORK STYLE OF THE FOURTH AND FIFTH PERIODS
THE FOURTH PERIOD
KATANA
KO-WAKIZASHI, TANTO
THE FIFTH PERIOD
KATANA
KO-WAKIZASHI, TANTO

MUSASHI NO KUNI

CHIKASHIGE, YASUSHIGE, TERUSHIGE, HIROSHIGE
KATANA, WAKIZASHI, KO-WAKIZASHI, TANTO
SADAIE

AWA, KAZUSA, SHIMOSA, HITACHI NO KUNI

INTRODUCTION TO HOKURIKUDO

WAKASA NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE OF GENERAL WORKSTYLE OF THIS KUNI
FUYUHIRO KEI
MUNENAGA KEI

ECHIZEN NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE OF GENERAL WORKSTYLE OF THIS KUNI
CHIYOZURU KEI
NOBUNAGA KEI

KAGA NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
OUTLINE OF GENERAL WORKSTYLE OF THIS KUNI
FIRST PERIOD, NANBOKUCHO JIDAI
SECOND PERIOD, MUROMACHI JIDAI
SANEKAGE KEI
TOMOSHIGE KEI

ETCHU NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
NORISHIGE KEI
YOSHIHIRO KEI
UDA KEI
GENERAL OUTLINE OF GENERAL WORKSTYLE OF THIS KUNI
FIRST PERIOD, KAMAKURA JIDAI
YOSHIHIRO
SECOND PERIOD, NANBOKUCHO JIDAI
TAMETSUGU, UDA KUNIFUSA
THIRD PERIOD, MUROMACHI JIDAI

ECHIGO NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE OF GENERAL WORKSTYLE OF THIS KUNI
YASUNOBU, MOMOKAWA NAGAYOSHI

GLOSSARY

INDEX

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