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The School of Hizen Tadayoshi
Saga, Hizen, Japan 1598-1871

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20 Years of Study and over 3 years dedicated writing.
Over 500 Explanatory Images and Oshigata
38 Colour Photographs
30 Colour Prints including a set of Kuniyoshi prints
9 Colour Spreadsheets of Data
Over 68,000 words of text
214  Pages crammed with chronological information about the Tadayoshi

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All the recognized 'Tadayoshi' signatures shown in oshigata form and explained

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Foreword by Clive Sinclaire, Chairman, UK Token Society

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Table of Contents

SCHOOL of TADAYOSHI
(1598-1871)

TABLE of CONTENTS

CHAPTER                                                              PAGE

Foreword
Prologue

Working Dates of the Masters……..…….....… 1
Table of Contents……………………........….. 2
1. ABOUT THIS BOOK
………….…..…….. 4
2. INTRODUCTION
………………...……… 5
3. HIZEN in the EARLY 1600’s
….…..….…. 8
4. THE NAKAGO (Tang
)………….…......… 11
5. KANJI used in the MEI
…………….....… 13
6. KANJI used in the DATES
…………........ 17
7. TITLES
………………………………….... 20
8. STANDARD MEI TABLES
…………..… 22
9. LINEAGE
……………………………..….. 26
10. DESHI
………………………………....… 29
11. DATING CHART
……………………..... 32
12. POINTS SYSTEM
………….……...….... 35
13. WAZAMONO
………………….…..….... 38
14. TAMESHIGIRI
……………………...…. 40
15. HOUSES, TEMPLES & GRAVES
….... 46
16. MEI
……………………………………… 51
Classical Tadayoshi…………..… 52
Classical Tadahiro……………..…53
Tadayoshi Goji Mei…………..…..54
Tadayoshi Junin Mei…………...…55
Tadayoshi 1/3 & 5/6………….…..56
Tadahiro 1/2 & 2/5…………….….67
17. GENERAL BLADE FEATURES…..….. 59
Shape……… ……………............ 59
Hamon & Hataraki……….…….... 60
Nakago & Nakago Jiri…….…..…. 64
18. YASURIME……………….…....……….. 68
19. DAI-MEI
……………….……….….…….. 71
20. INDIVIDUAL HAMON & BOSHI
............74
21. INDIVIDUAL SMITHS
……….....….…... 80
Tadayoshi 1st .................................. 81
Masahiro 1st
....................................94
Tadayoshi Tosa no Kami.................100
Tadahiro 2nd ……………........……105
Tadayoshi 3rd ……………...…...….119
Tadayoshi 4th …………….....……. 127
Tadayoshi 5th …………...…..……. 133
Tadayoshi 6th ……….....……..……139
Tadahiro 7th ………….......…..……145
Tadayoshi 8th ……………..........… 149
Tadayoshi 9th ……………..........… 157
Tadayoshi 10th & 11th ....................160
22. GIMEI (FAKES).........................................163
23. W.M.Hawley’s WORK
...............................173
24. HIZEN ASSOCIATED SMITHS
...............179
25. COMMON SPECIFIC FLAWS
.................182
26. HORIMO
NO..............................................186
27. KANTEI
......................................................195
28. CONCLUSION
...........................................196
29. BIBLIOGRAPHY
.......................................198
30. INDEX
.........................................................200
Notes.................................................207
Database Registration......................210

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Foreword by Clive Sinclaire

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