Lineage

The ryu, like many others in Japan, has been passed from teacher to senior pupil. The following lists all headmasters from the founder to the current day:

  1. Hayashizaki Jinsuke Minamoto Shigenobu
  2. Tamiya Heibi Narimasa
  3. Nagano Murakunyudo Kanhakusai
  4. Momogunhyoe Mitsushige
  5. Arikawa Shozae Munenori
  6. Banno Danuemon Nobusada
  7. Hasegawa Chikaranosuke Eishin
  8. Arai Seitetsu Kiyonobu
  9. Hayashi Rokudayu Yasumasa
  10. Hayashi Yasadayu Seisho
  11. Oguro Motoemon Kiyokatsu
  12. Hayashi Masu no Jo Masamari
  13. Yoda Manzo Yorikatsu
  14. Hayashi Yadayu Masayori
  15. Tanimura Kame no Jo Yorikatsu
  16. Goto Mogobei Seiryo
  17. Oe Masamichi Shikei
  18. Hogiyama Namio
  19. Fukui Harumasa
  20. Kono Hayakuren
  21. Fukui Torao
  22. Ikeda Takashi

Our practice stems from Oe Masamichi sensei, the 17th Soke of the ryu and the founder of Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu:

Oe Masamichi Shikei (1852 – 1927)
Yamamoto Harusuke (1894 – 1979)
Yamashibu Yoshikazu (1922 – 1993)
Haruna Matsuo (1926 – 2002)
Oshita Masakazu (present)