With the previous demise of. The Giant.
So massively Drunk. Now largely Headless. One
酒呑童子物語 …Shutendōji Monogatari. The
Giant Shutendoji. That Sword. Belows. Imaged.
Herein thereof. There
abouts, arounds Japan. Of Yore. This
nomened so. Did go.
This Dōjigiri so went. Ons. In History
in Our World. Legends
of That Giant Blade. That slayed. That
GIANT. So Tell.
Moreovers. To become
A Modern Cultural. Icon and
National Treasure. Monster
Cutter. Of Yore.
Went in Deed. In Others Ways. Also.
Through much more. Than
just a Lil’. More. Then
Of Yore. Japan. Back then
That Swords. Giant
well as. Continue. Herein
this Monster. Cutter in Our World. Legends
insist, persist. Possibly
next within those Hands. Of One.
Nitta Yoshisada 新田義貞, 1301-1338.
Military. Martial. Man.
A General of the Nanbokuchō Period.
This Sword. Then used in His. Campaign for
Later in Times, Places. Noted
Edo-period Scholar Arai Hakuseki 新井白石, 1657-1725.
So writ. Noted The Dōjigiri was now. Part of the
Of the Settsu family 摂津.
Advisers of The Muromachi Bakufu. The
Ashikaga Shōgun Yoshiteru 足利義輝, 1536-1556
–Then on and to
Daimyo Oda Nobunaga 織田信長, 1534-1582.
Included next in the Property of His Successor
Toyotomi Hideyoshi 豊臣秀吉, 1537-1598.
This Daimyo also ordered The Collection of The
Hon´ami Kōtoku 本阿弥光徳, 1553-1619.
A Collection of Drawings Catalogued.
Of All The Swords of the family Toyotomi. The
resulting Work recorded
as: Kōtoku Katana Ezu 光徳刀絵図. Next
To Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu,.. Now Times of The
1550-1600’s. The Dōjigiri also
now. No longer used in Battle. Ceremonial.
Treasured. A Cutting Test
was performed in the Edo Period. Passed on from
Tokugawa Ieyasu 徳川家康, 1542-1616. To His
Successor. Son also. Hidetada. Also Shōgun.
Hidetada 秀忠, 1579-1632. Passed on too. Into
the Tsuyama Branch of the Matsudaira family. Vis:
Hideyasu 秀康, 1574-1607. Who was the. That
of Tokugawa Ieyasu- granted The Sword. Of
when adopted 天正, 1590. By
Yūki Harutomo 結城晴朝, 1534-1614.
Of Shimōsa province Passed. Down
then. Vis a Hidetada Nephew. One
Matsudaira Tadanao 松平忠直, 1596-1650.
As part of the
Of His Third Daughter.
A Mamori-gatana, 守刀. Of the Ceremony for
Katsuhime 勝姫 in Keichō 16 慶長, 1611. After.
Such a Main Event. Still. Mores. So to
next. In Our World. Legends of
So Tell. As Told. Now… which was. Then. Then
a Youngster’s… Bed Times, Places. Companion.!.
Within The Matsudaira. Families. A Tradition. Of
The Baby-Sitter. Sword. Type.
A Night Times, Places.
Comforter Toy Type.
Next too. To a Night-Light lit. Childly
Young Matsudaira Mitsunaga. Was
slowly but surely. Turning. Insomniac.
Every Night a FrickStorm. Of Stress. For
His Parents that is. That is until. Till
a House-Hold Servant shared. A
such Tales. In Our World. Legends Tell
soon enough. Had
Mitsunaga’s Parents. Eventually. Slept
well as. Well as
The Rest of the House-Hold. There.
There, Their- This
Sword. Rightly and too. Next to
the evers so. Now. Growing
Later and Btw’s. He who. When Grown.
Ups. Mores. So
and more besides. That. So Became a Sponsor
and Employer of the
Swordsmith Ōmura Kaboku also. Also
later. That was. Then. Where
So and was… Exiled. During which...
This Legendary Sword was so. Also
from any Nightly involvement. So
Rusted. So became.
Fulls of… That
Koma-sabi 胡麻錆 = “…Sesame-rust…”. Frick. Fricked
off. When and then. He. Mitsunaga returned…
ordered the Official
Polishers. To do some. Works. Polishing
Ups. That Dōjigiri. Then. There too. To that
was a close. Call for That. The Sword. For Then
there was. This. A Fire
Fricked. Almost. The Building next
doors also. Also
burning down/ups. That Front.
Door. Next door
to the Polishers. Door. Front. Just so
Went Ups. Some Flames.
this Places, Times as well. Well as
was. The Sword. Then.
Then ’twas so Moved. To a
Fricken. Safer Place then. Then
was so Polished Ups. Then
down. Into the Hands of One
Adopted Son. Sixth Daimyo of Tsuyama
in Mimasaka Province.
One Nobutomi 宣富, 1680-1721.
In 10 Genroku 元禄, 1697. Thereabouts. Their
Tsuyama branch of the Matsudaira family. Then.
Tested the Blade. Using The. MasterSword Tester
Machida Chōdayu 町田長太夫 also. Also
During that Jōkyō era 貞享, 1684-1688.
The Dōjigiri was examined and compared
by the Hon´ami Family. Appraisers. Appraised,
Rated as being of a Superior Quality. Noted. Notes
in Our World. Legends then. So Tell. Shōgun
Tokugawa Yoshimune 徳川吉宗, 1684-1751.
Held. The Sword. Of herein. Therein, thereof
Ordering the Appraisers… 本阿弥光忠
to conduct a Catalogue. Those
most Famous. Swords... Meibutsu, 名物.
Country. Japan. In 1719. Then
this Works. Those Registers so called:
Kyōhō Meibutsu Chō 享保名物帳 lists. Lists
that so include The Dōjigiri-Yasutsuna.
Further. Mores. ‘Tis one of the. Now nomened:
“…Five Great Swords… Tenka-goken, 天下五剣.
Such connections continued too. To be. Round
Times, Places. Of
January 23rd 1933, the Dōjigiri.
Was still. With The Matsudaira Family. Of Viscount
Matsudaira Yasuharu 松平康春 . For was then. There
designated as a
National Treasure. Till
ww2. Till that End. Of. Ending so
Ups. In Sword Collector’s Tamari Sannosuke’s.
Vis Sword Dealer Dealings. With Ishiguro Kuro 石黒久呂
Sold Ons too. To Murayama Kanji 村山寛二
Who… Pawned it too. To initiate,
enwrap. This Giant Defeatings. Sword.
In a Legal Wrangle. Wrangling
by Government Authorities and Officials.
In 1963 too. To
Kept it. Safe. For soon. Japan’s then
Agency of Cultural Affairs. The Bunkacho 文化庁
So purchased, preserved now. Ins The
Tokyo National. Museum. Then as. Now. Now…
Next… Post Ups. So Is: Then:
Non-Sandy. Handy Cart Wheels. Of Times.
Please Feel Free. If So Inclined too. To
i, Shiro that is.
With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips, Dreams.
If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our
World Legends. Is A Desire.
To Be So Writ. Herein.