Kunitomo (swordsmith)

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  • Other Names: 藤林左衛門尉 (Tourinzaemon no jou)
  • Japanese: 国友 (Kunitomo)

Kunitomo was a Kamakura period swordsmith.

He was the eldest son of Kuniie, founder of the Kyoto-based Awata-guchi school of swordsmithing. He is said to have served as an official Imperial court swordsmith for Emperor Go-Toba, around 1207-1211.


  • "Kunitomo (1)" 国友(1). Nihon jinmei daijiten 日本人名大辞典. Kodansha.