"ENJU TARO (TITLE) KUNIMURA"  FOUNDED THE RENOWNED "HIGO ENJU SCHOOL" OF
SWORD MAKING, IN APPROXIMATELY "1305 AD.", BY THE GREGORIAN CALENDAR (THE JAPANESE "NENGO" DATING SYSTEM, DOES NOT COUNT THE FIRST YEAR) "700" YEARS AGO!

KUNIMURA WAS BORN IN "YAMATO" PROVINCE, AND WAS THE SON OF
"HIROMURA", AN EXCELLENT SWORD MAKER WHO STUDIED IN "1245 AD." UNDER THE
FAMOUS "NORIHIRO", FOUNDER OF THE "SHIKKAKE" LINE OF SWORDSMITHS.
HIROMURA WHO WAS HIGHLY RESPECTED, WAS HIS SON'S (KUNIMURA) FIRST TEACHER.

DURING KUNIMURA'S YOUTHFUL YEARS HE MOVED TO THE NEIGHBORING "YAMASHIRO"
PROVINCE, TO BECOME A STUDENT OF "RAI KUNIYUKI", A SWORDSMITH OF
"NATIONAL FAME"! WHILE STUDYING WITH KUNIYUKI HE WAS GRANTED PERMISSION
TO MARRY KUNIYUKI'S DAUGHTER, AS THE SON IN LAW, AND FOREMOST STUDENT HE
BEGAN TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR HIS SUPERB ABILITIES.

IT WAS THEN THAT HE
MOVED TO "HIGO PROVINCE", SEEMINGLY ONE OF THE CENTERS FOR DISPUTE
SETTLEMENT (MANY FAMOUS BATTLES WERE FOUGHT IN THE AREA), WHERE FINE
SWORDS WERE IN "GREAT DEMAND"! HIGO SAMURAI WARRIORS WERE KNOWN FOR
THEIR PERSISTENCE, AND VERACIOUS ATTITUDE IN BATTLE.

 

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