Guide to Basic Kanji

 

時代                Jidai

 

平安                Heian

鎌倉                Kamakura

南北朝            Nanbokucho

室町                Muromachi

桃山                Momoyama

江戸                Edo

幕末                Bakumatsu

明治                Meiji

大正                Taisho

昭和                Showa

平成                Heisei

 

初期    Shoki              (the beginning)

前期    Zenki               (the first part

中期    Chuki              (the middle)

後期    Atoki               (late)

末期    Sueki              (the end)

 

        Mei                  (signature)

無銘    Mu-mei           (unsigned)

 

        Mei                  (signature)

無銘    Mu-mei           (unsigned)

後代    kodai              (later generation)

別人    betsujin           (a different person)

           

刀匠                Tosho

古刀匠            Ko-Tosho

甲胃帥            Katchushi

鎌倉                Kamakura

太刀金具帥    Tachi-Kanagushi

鏡帥                Kagamishi

古金工            Ko-Kinko

京金工            Kyo-Kinko

江戸金工        Edo-Kinko

京金具帥        Kyo-Kanagushi

古後藤            Ko-Goto

古美濃            Ko-Mino

古正阿弥        Ko-Shoami

 応仁               Onin (also 應仁)

平安城            Heianjo

与四郎            Yoshiro

                    Kyo

尾張                Owari

金山                Kanayama

山吉                Yamakichi

法安                Hoan

貞広                Sadahiro

柳生                Yagyu

早乙女            Saotome

天法                Tenbo

春田                Haruta

駿河                Suruga

明珍                Myochin

金家                Kaneie

信家                Nobuie

埋忠                Umetada

赤坂                Akasaka

肥後                Higo

平田                Hirata

                    Hayashi

西垣                Nishigaki

志水                Shimizu

神吉                Kamiyoshi

熊谷                Kumagai

正阿弥            Shoami

阿波                Awa

伊予                Iyo

庄内                Shonai

会津                Aizu

秋田                Akita

加賀                Kaga

備前                Bizen

土佐                Tosa

薩摩                Satsuma

小田                Oda

古萩                Ko-Hagi

大五郎            Daigoro

栃火田            Tochibata

佐渡                Sado

宗典                Soten

水戸                Mito

武州                Bushu

伊藤                Ito

長州                Choshu

記丙                Kinai

赤尾                Akao

                    Hazama

南蛮                Nanban

肥前                Hizen

若芝                Jakushi

鐡元堂            Tetsugendo

一宮                Ichinomiya

奈良                Nara

濱野                Hamano

横谷                Yokoya

石黒                Ishiguro

大森                Omori

村上                Murakami

田中                Tanaka

中川                Nakagawa

菊川                Kikugawa

菊岡                Kikuoka

大月                Otsuki

佐野                Sano

染谷                Someya

岩本                Iwamoto

吉岡                Yoshioka

臨川堂            Rinsendo

船田                Funada

和田                Wada

荒木                Araki