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0 | Preface     

1 | Timeline

2 | Joko-to   (上古刀)

3 |Names of Parts  (名称)

4 | Heian Period History  794 – 1192  (平安時代) 

5 | Heian Period Swords   (平安時代太刀)

6 | Kamakura Period History  1192 – 1333 (鎌倉時代歴史)

7 | Overview of the Kamakura Period Swords    (鎌倉時代太刀概要)

8 | Middle Kamakura Period  : Yamashiro Den (鎌倉中期山城伝)

9 | Middle Kamakura Period :  Bizen Den (鎌倉中期備前伝)

10 | Jokyu-no-ran  1221(承久の乱) 

11 | Ikubi Kissaki  (猪首切先)

12 | Middle Kamakura Period:Tanto   (鎌倉中短刀)

13 | Late Kamakura Period :  Genko  (鎌倉末元寇)

14 | Late Kamakura Period Sword  (鎌倉末太刀)

15 | The Revival of Yamato Den(山城伝復活)

16 | Late Kamakura period: Soshu Den Tanto (相州伝短刀)

17 | Nanboku-cho Period History  1333-1392  (南北朝歴史)

18 | Nanboku-cho Period Sword:North and South dynasty  (南北朝太刀)

19 | Nanboku-Cho Tanto (南北朝短刀)

20 | Muromachi Period History (室町時代歴史)

21 | Muromachi Period Sword   (室町時代刀)

22 | Sengoku Period History   (戦国時代)

23 | Sengoku Period Sword   (戦国時代刀)

24 | Sengoku Period Tanto   (戦国時代短刀)

25 | Edo Period History  1603 – 1867  (江戸時代歴史)

26 | Over view of Shin-to (新刀) — Ko-to & Shin-to Difference

27 | Shinto Sword — Main Seven Regions (Part A : 主要7刀匠地)

28 | Shinto Sword — Main Seven Regions (part B : 主要7刀匠地)

29 | Bakumatsu Period History  1781 – 1868   (幕末歴史)

30 | Shin-Shin-To   1781-1867   (Bakumatsu Period Sword 新々刀)

31 | Sword Making Process

32 | Japanese swords after WWII

33 | Information on Today’s Swordsmiths

34 | Part 2 of — 1 Timeline

35 | Part 2 of — 2 Joko-To (上古刀)

36 | Part 2 of — 3 Names of the Parts

37 | Part 2of — 4 Heian Period History   794-1192   (平安時代) 

38 | Part 2 of — 5 Heian Period Sword   792-1192  (平安時代太刀)

39 | Part 2 of — 6 Kamakura Period History   192 – 1333   (鎌倉時代歴史)

40 | Part 2 of — 7 Overview of Kamakura Period Sword  (鎌倉太刀概要)

41 | Part 2 of — 8 Middle Kamakura Period : Yamashiro Den   (鎌倉中期山城伝)

42 | Part 2 of —  9 Middle Kamakura Period : Bizen Den  (鎌倉中期備前伝)

43 | Part 2 of — 10 Jyokyu-no-Ran and Gotoba-joko    (承久の乱)

44 | Part 2 of — 11 Ikubi Kissaki(猪首切先)

45 | Part 2 of — 11 Ikubi Kissaki (continued from Chapter 44)

46 | Part 2 of — 12|Middle Kamakura Period : Tanto 鎌倉中期短刀

47 | Part 2 of — 13 Late Kamakura Period :  Genko  (鎌倉末元寇)

48 | Part 2 of — 14|Late Kamakura Period Sword :  Early Soshu Den   (鎌倉末刀)

49 | Part 2 of — 15 The Revival of Yamato Den  (大和伝復活)

50 | Part 2 of — 16 Late Kamakura Period: Tanto (Early Soshu-Den 鎌倉末短刀, 正宗墓)

51 | Part 2 of — 17 Nanboku-Cho Period History  1333 – 1392  (南北朝歴史)

52 | Part 2 of — 18 Nanboku-Cho Period Swords  (南北朝太刀)

53 | Part 2 of — 19 Nanboku-Cho Tanto  (南北朝短刀)

54 | Part 2 of — 20|Muromachi Period History  (室町歴史)

55 | Part 2 of — 21 Muromachi Period Sword   (室町時代刀)

56 | Part 2 of — 22 Sengoku Period History    (戦国時代歴史) 

57 | Part 2 of  — 23 Sengoku Period Sword   (戦国時代刀)

58 | Part 2 of — 24 Sengoku Period Tanto   (戦国時代短刀)

59 | Part 2 of — 25 Edo Period History  1603 – 1867  (江戸時代歴史 )

60 | Part 2 of — 26 Overview of Shin-To  (新刀概要)

61 | Part 2 of — 27 Shin-to Main 7 Regions (part A)

62 | Part 2 of — 28 Shin-To Main 7 Region (part B)

63 | Part 2 of — 29 Bakumatsu Period History  (幕末時代)

64 | Part 2 of — 30 Shin-Shin-To : Bakumatsu sword (新々刀 )

65 | The Sword Observation Process

2019 San Francisco Sword show

 

                                                     

My Sword made by Yoshihara Yoshindo 

 

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