This is a very beautiful long sword ( HIGH QUALITY) Kiyohira (b 1924 - d. 2003) from the Miyairi School. Showa dated 52nd (1977) year 2nd month Lucky day. Signed Shinano (not) Kuni Ju Miyairi Kiyohira Saku Tachi mei. The hamon is Gunome and choji with ashi, me, nie & sunagashi ... The fairy is Koitame with jinie ... The Nagasa (cutting edge) 72.3 cm ~ ".
Sword mounted on a beautiful high quality koshirae in wood, ray skin, leather and bronze
This is a tachi from Miyairi Kiyohira, then she changed her name to Miyairi Kiyomune. Eizo (given name) was born on May 1, 1924-passed away on May 26, 2003. His residence was in Nagano prefecture. He began studying forging techniques with his older brother in April 1941. In July 1948 he became independent and on January 31, 1959, he obtained a sword-making license. In the Sword Making Contest that is held annually he has won six third prizes and 15 first and second prizes. He made holy swords for the Ise Shrine in 1962 and 1985. Kiyomune mainly focused on Soshu-den with the specific targets of Kiyomaru, Sadamune, and Kaneuji.
Kiyohira (清平), Shōwa, Nagano - „Shinano no Kuni-jū Miyairi Kiyohira“ (信 濃 国 住 宮 入 清平), civil name: Miyairi Eizō (宮 入 栄 三, younger brother of Miyairi Yukihira (宮 入 行 平) , born in 1924, he studied from 1939 with his brother, later he changed his name to Kiyomune "(清 宗)
Miyairi School: http://www.japaneseswordindex.com/miyairi.htm
Today's Miyairi School is still one of the main advocates of Soshu-den. , the Miyairi school continued to be a leader in the forging of swords. It is also interesting to note that other blacksmiths within the school have achieved considerable success and prestige for the school. Perhaps the best known of the disciples of the Miyairi school is Amada Akitsugu. Akitsugu was recently designated a Living National Treasure as a reward for a lifetime of achievement and excellence. In 1996 he won the coveted Masamune Award. Perhaps a little less known is Ozumi Toshihira. He was also recently designated a Living National Treasure.
Miyairi's disciples regularly receive awards such as the New Sword Contest. While some blacksmiths are winning awards, others are helping to restore lost technology. Miyairi blacksmiths have also played a key role in restoring the Tatara process. In addition, the Miyairi School remains active and continues to train new disciples to continue the ancient art of sword-making. His son Norihiro is Mukansa, 1995.
- Έτος κατασκευής
- 20th century
- Manufacturer/ Maker
- Kiyomune saku 清 宗 作 or Kiyohira
- Koshirae ( HIGH QUALITY)
- Katana Autentic japanese hand made日本刀 sword
- Katana, Tachi
- Barrel/ blade length
- 108 cm
- Overall Length
- 72.3 cm