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2017


March 11
The piano concert by Yuzuko Miyairi and Tatsuro Yokoyama

Of course, Miss Miyairi is a daughter of Master smith "Miyairi Kozaemon Yukihira".

March 10
Sword club meeting in Wolow, Poland.
Kantei game sponsored by NBTHK Saitama Branch

This was the first Kantei game for members. But they guess the smiths well.

March 7
Interesting sword with big crack in hamon. It is horribly damaged by fight.









Signature "Sesshu ju Yasunaga" (Osaka)

February 24
Meeting of Musashino sword club
Swords for kantei game
1, Katana O'suriage, attributed to Mitsutada (Osafune)
2, Ken "Kuniyoshi" (Awataguchi)
3, Katana O'suriage, attibuted to Nagayoshi (Chogi, Osafune)
4, Tanto "Osafune Shigeie"
5, Tachi "Moromitsu" (Osafune)
The sword #1 and #2 are very masterpieces. And the sword #4 is in the book "Supreme Sword Country, Bizen".



2016
December 11
Meeting of Musashino sword club
Swords for kantei game
1, Tachi "Unji", Bizen 13th century
2, Tachi "Masatsune", Ko-Bizen. 12~13th century
3, Wakizashi, "Osafune Tadamitsu", 15~16th century
4, Katana, O'suriage (very shortened) attributed to Osafune Kanemitsu, 14th century
5, Wakizashi "Soshu Hiromitsu", hira-zukuri style, hitatsura hamon made of large particles (nie), 14th century

October 14
Meeting of Musashino sword club
Swords for kantei game
1, Tachi "Tsunemitsu", Ko-Bizen
2, Tanto "Sadaoki", Hosho school in Yamato province in 13-14th century. Straight pattern hamon, straight layer pattern, several kinds of utsuri
3, Tanto, originally unsigned, attributed to Hosho. Shobu-zukuri style, straight layer pattern, straight pattern hamon with sweeping pattern made of large particles (nie)
4, Katana, O'suriage (very shortened) attributed to Osafune Kanemitsu
5, Wakizashi "Soshu Hiromitsu", hira-zukuri style, hitatsura hamon made of large particles (nie), Juyo-Bijutsuhin

October 1
Project "Gotoba" at the Chojnik castel in Poland (Chojnik castle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z-ZUq5d0mg)


Start of the event






August 7
Meeting of Musashino sword club
Swords for kantei game
1, Tanto "Sadaoki", Hosho school in Yamato province in 13-14th century. Straight pattern hamon, straight layer pattern, several kinds of utsuri
2, Katana "Osafune Tadamitsu", straight pattern hamon
3, Tanto "Hida-no-kami Ujifusa", shinto in Owari province, Gunome and wavy pattern hamon made of large particles
4, Katana "Kanesaki", Mino province in 16th century, Gunome pattern hamon and utsuri
5, Wakizashi "Osafune Morimitsu", in 15th century, Gunome pattern hamon and utsuri

June 18
Meeting of Musashino sword club
Swords for kantei game
1, Tachi "Masatsune" (Ko-Bizen)
2, Tachi "Tsunemitsu" (Ko-Bizen)
3, Ken "Kuniyoshi" (Awataguchi school in Kyoto)
4, Tanto "Kinju" (Mino province)
5, Katana "Katsumitsu" (Osafune school in Bizen)

June 6
An interesting sword made of old iron from the "Kawagoe castle"

I have found an interesting sword made by "3rd Naohiro". The inscription on the tang says that this is made of old iron from the "Kawagoe castle". The steel has very visible layer pattern, hamon is made of large particles including much kinsuji around it. The blade looks like a Shoshu style, and different from his usual work. His usual work is more compact steel, and hamon also is made of small particles (ko-nie) or smallest particles (nioi), that looks like a Bizen style. Probably the difference is caused from the material.




The owner explained that he got some big nails from Kawagoe castle restoration around 1970. Then he brought the steel to the smith and ordered this sword. 3rd Naohiro told him that he mixed the Kawagoe sleel within the blade steel.
Kawagoe castle





 
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