Volume IV, Shinto ISBN 1-888612-01-0

ONLY A FEW LEFT!

This volume covers the period from 1596-1771. The smiths are presented grouped under the individual kuni from which they came. For example, from Yamashiro no Kuni, there are the Umetada Kei, the Horikawa Kei, and the Mishina Kei, and from Settsu no Kuni, which is in the area of present day Osaka, there are the Kunihiro Kei, the Mishina Kei, the Kaneyasu Kei, and the Tadatsuna Kei. Some provinces are grouped together, due to a dirth of notable smiths. There are 40 pages on Musashi no Kuni. Oshu and Dewa are presented together, separate from the rest of Hokurikudo, or the Northern kuni. The Hokurikudo section includes Echizen, Kaga, Noto, Etchu and Sado, with about 35 pages devoted to this area. Unlike the Koto period, the smiths were really scattered all over the country, so there are very few kuni that are not mentioned in this volume. Now then, when I translated this volume, I did have a program to insert the Japanese text, so there is more than in the first volume. However, it is a bit map font, and is not the nicest looking font that I have seen. Also, the captions for the pictures were scanned in and then cleaned up a bit. Contains 374 pages of text and photos, exclusive of index and glossary. This is the only book in the set weighing in below 4 pounds.

Table of Contents

Because of variations in servers, long vowels are omitted

REPRESENTATIVE ILLUSTRATIONS OF SWORDS

PREFACE
MAPS

INTRODUCTION TO SHINTO

YAMAMSHIRO NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THIS KUNI
WORK STYLE OF THE FIRST PERIOD
WORK STYLE OF THE SECOND PERIOD

UMETADA KEI

OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THE UMETADA KEI
WORK STYLE OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS OF THE UMETADA KEI
MYOJU, SHIGEYOSHI, YOSHINOBU, SHICHIZA, HIKOICHI, MOTOSHIGE, MUNESHIGE, MUNEYOSHI, HIGASHIYAM YOSHIHIRA

HORIKAWA KEI

OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THE HORIKAWA KEI
WORK STYLE OF INDIVIDUAL SMITHS OF THE HORIKAWA KEI
KUNIHIRO
EARLY WORKS, THE SO-CALLED TENSHO UCHI
LATER WORKS, IN OTHER WORDS, KEICHO UCHI
KUNIMICHI, KUNIYASU, KUNITOMO, MASAHIRO, HIROYUKI

MISHINA KEI

OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THE MISHINA KEI
WORK STYLE OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS OF THE MISHINA KEI
KANEMICHI, YOSHIMICHI, ETCHU NO KAMI MASATOSHI

SETTSU NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLES OF THIS KUNI
WORK STYLE OF THE FIRST PERIOD
WORK STYLE OF THE SECOND PERIOD

KUNIHIRO KEI

GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THE KUNIHIRO KEI
WORK STYLE OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS OF THE KUNIHIRO KEI
KUNISADA, SHINKAI, KUNISUKE, SUKEHIRO, NIDAI SUKEHIRO, SUKENAO

MISHINA KEI

GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THE MISHINA KEI
WORK STYLE OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS OF THE MISHINA KEI
TANBA NO KAMI YOSHIMICHI
YAMATO NO KAMI YOSHIMICHI

KANEYASU KEI

GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THE KANEYASU KEI
WORK STYLE OF INDIVIDUAL SMITHS OF THE KANEYASU KEI
MUTSU NO KAMI KANEYASU
ECHIGO NO KAMI FUJIWARA KANESADA
SAKAKURA TERUKANE, ECHIGO NO KAMI KANESADA

TADATSUNA KEI

WORK STYLE OF THE TADATSUNA KEI
WORK STYLES OF INDIVIDUAL SMITHS OF THE TADATSUNA KEI
AWATAGUCHI TADATSUNA, NIDAI TADATSUNA

IGA, ISE, SHIMA NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE

OWARI NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF OWARI NO KUNI
WORK STYLES OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS
SAGAMI NO KAMI MASATSUNE
HIDA NO KAMI UJIFUSA
HOKI NO KAMI NOBUTAKA

MIKAWA, TOTOMI NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE

SURUGA, KAI, IZU, SAGAMI NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
ISE NO DAIJO TSUNAHIRO

MUSASHI NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THIS KUNI
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THE ECHIZEN KEI
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THE ISHIDO KEI
WORK STYLES OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS
YASUTSUGU, OMI NO KAMI TSUGUHIRA
NAGASONE KOTETSU, NAGASONE OKIMASA, HOJOJI MASAHIRO
MUSASHI NO DAIJO KOREKAZU
TSUSHIMA NO KAMI TSUNEMITSU
DEWA NO KAMI MITSUHIRA, ECHIZEN NO KAMI MUNEHIRO
HANKEI (SHIGEYOSHI), OGAWARA NAGAMUNE

AWA, KAZUSA, SHIMOSA, HITACHI NO KUNI

OMI NO KUNI

OUTLINE
OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLES OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS
KAZUMINE

MINO NO KUNI

HIDA, SHINANO, KOZUKE, SHIMOTSUKE NO KUNI

OSHU AND DEWA NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLES OF THIS KUNI
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THE KUNIKANE KEI
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THE NAGAMICHI KEI
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THE KANESADA KEI
GENERAL OUTLINE OF WORK STYLES OF INDIVIDUAL SMITHS
SENDAI KUNIKANE, OSHI AIZU JU NAGAKUNI, MASANAGA
MUTSU NO DAIJO MIYOSHI NAGAMICHI
OSHU AIZU JU KANESADA

HOKURIKUDO

GENERAL OUTLINE

WAKASA NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THIS KUNI

ECHIZEN NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THIS KUNI
GENERAL OUTLINE OF WORK STYLE OF THE SHIMOSAKA KEI
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THE MINO KEI
WORK STYLES OF INDIVIDUAL SMITHS
SHIMOSAKA, HIGO NO DAIJO SADAKUNI
YAMASHIRO NO KAMI KUNIKIYO
YAMATO NO DAIJO MASANORI
THE GROUP OF KANETANE (KANETATSU), KANENORI, KANEMASA, KANETAKA, KANENAKA, AND SO ON

KAGA NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THIS KUNI
GENERAL OUTLINE OF WORK STYLE OF THE KANEWAKA KEI
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THE KATSUKUNI KEI
WORK STYLES OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS
KANEWAKA, KATSUKUNI, KIYOMITSU, TOMOSHIGE

NOTO, ETCHU, ECHIGO, SADO NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
GOFUKUYAMA NORITOSHI

TANBA, TANGO, TAJIMA NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE

INABA NO KUNI

HOKI, IZUMO, IWAMI, OKI NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE

HARIMA AND MIMASAK NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
UJISHIGE, MUNEHIDE, KATSUYOSHI

BIZEN NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
KOZUKE NO DAIJO SUKESADA

BITCHU NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
OUTLINE OF THE GENERAL WORKSTYLE OF THIS KUNI
WORK STYLES OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS
OYOGO KUNISHIGE, RIHEE TAMEIE

BINGO, AKI, SUO, NAGATO NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE

AKI NO KUNI

HIGO NO KAMI TERUHIRO
HARIMA NO KAMI TERUHIRO

SUO NO KUNI

NAGATO NO KUNI

SAIKAIDO

GENERAL OUTLINE

CHIKUZEN NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE WORK STYLE OF THIS KUNI
WORK STYLES OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS
NOBUKUNI YOSHIKANE and SHIGEKANE (SHIGEKANE Later signed MASAKANE)
FUKUOKA JU MORITSUGU, KORETSUGU

CHIKUGO, BUZEN NO KUNI

ONIZUKA YOSHIKUNI

BUNGO NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
GENERAL WORK STYLE OF THIS KUNI
WORK STYLES OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS

HIZEN NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
GENERAL WORK STYLE OF THIS KUNI
WORK STYLES OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS
TADAYOSHI, OMI NO DAIJO TADAHIRO
MUTSU NO KAMI TADAYOSHI

HIGO NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE

HYUGA NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE

OSUMI AND SATSUMA NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
GENERAL WORK STYLE OF THIS KUNI
WORK STYLES OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS
IZU NO KAMI MASAFUSA, MONDONOSHO MASAKIYO
SHUME NO KAMI ICHINOHIRA YASUYO (YASUTOSHI)

NANKAIDO

GENERAL OUTLINE

KII NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
GENERAL WORK STYLES OF THIS KUNI
SHIGEKUNI KEI
WORK STYLES OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS
SHIGEKUNI, TOSA NO SHOGEN TAMEYASU

AWA NO KUNI

GENERAL OUTLINE
GENERAL WORK STYLE OF THIS KUNI
WORK STYLES OF THE INDIVIDUAL SMITHS
SAKON SHOGEN MORITSUNA

AWAJI, SANUKI, IYO, TOSA NO KUNI

GLOSSARY

INDEX

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