Following up on the Gokaden series, we will look at the spread and influence of some of the great schools and teachers of the Kamakura and Nambokucho periods like the Yamato Tegai, Yamashiro Rai Kunitoshi, the Soshu school, the Bizen Osafune school, and others. As always the emphasis will be on shape (sugata) to deternime era, jitetsu to determine region and school, and hamon to determine artist and school. Several study blades will be available from a variety of schools and regions.
Joe Pierre posted a nice link on FB (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1725109617721256/) to a photo essay (text in Japanese) on the Yoshindo forge. Some nice pictures of the forge in operation, and photos of blades by four generations of the family. Enjoy!