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Hasegawa Eishin-ryū (長谷川英信流) is a iaijutsu koryū founded by Hasegawa Chikaranosuke Eishin (or Hidenobu)(長谷川主税助英信) as a continuation of the teachings he received in Shinmei Musō-ryū. After the death of the eleventh headmaster, Ōguro Motoemon Kiyokatsu, the school split into two branches or ha. One branch, the Shimomura-ha (下村派), was renamed by its fourteenth headmaster Hosokawa Yoshimasa to Musō Shinden Eishin-ryū (無雙神傳英信流).[3] After studying under Hosokawa, Nakayama Hakudō created his own school which he called Musō Shinden-ryū (夢想神伝流) in 1932.[4][5] The other branch, the Tanimura-ha (谷村派), was renamed Musō Jikiden Eishin-ryū during the Taishō era (1912-1926),[6] by its seventeenth headmaster, Ōe Masamichi, who incorporated the Shimomura-ha techniques and rationalized the curriculum.[7]

Hasegawa Eishin-ryū
(長谷川英信流)
Founder Hasegawa Chikaranosuke Eishin (長谷川 主税助 英信)
Date founded c.1716-1736[1]
Period founded Late Muromachi period
Current headmaster None.
Art Description
iaijutsu Sword-drawing art
kenjutsu Sword art
Shinmei Musō-ryū, Musō Jikiden-ryū (disputed[2]).
Musō Jikiden Eishin-ryū, Musō Shinden-ryū.

Contents

LineageEdit

Here is the lineage of Hasegawa Eishin-ryū and its two branches up until Nakayama Hakudō and Ōe Masamichi. Hayashi Masu no Jō Masanari, the twelfth headmaster as recognized by the Tanimura-ha, was a direct disciple of Matsuyoshi Teisuke Hisanari, the twelfth headmaster as recognized by the Shimomura-ha.[8]

Jinsuke-Eishin mainline[9]Edit

  1. Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu
  2. Tamiya Heibei Shigemasa
  3. Nagano Muraku Nyūdō Kinrōsai
  4. Momo Gumbei Mitsuhige
  5. Arikawa Shōzaemon Munetsugu
  6. Banno Dan'emon no Jō Nobusada
  7. Hasegawa Chikaranosuke Eishin
  8. Arai Seitetsu Kiyonobu
  9. Hayashi Rokudayū Morimasa
  10. Hayashi Yasudayū Seisho
  11. Ōguro Motoemon Kiyokatsu

Shimomura-ha[9]Edit

  1. Matsuyoshi Teisuke Hisanari
  2. Yamakwa Kyūzō Yukikatsu
  3. Shimomura Moichi Sadamasa
  4. Hosokawa Yoshimasa
  5. Nakayama Hakudō

Tanimura-ha[10]Edit

  1. Hayashi Masu no Jō Masanari
  2. Yōda Yorikatsu
  3. Hayashi Yadayū Masayori
  4. Tanimura Kame no Jō Yorikatsu
  5. Gotō Magobei Masasuke
  6. Ōe Masamichi

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Draeger and Warner, p. 85
  2. ^ Draeger and Warner, p. 86.
  3. ^ "History of Muso Shinden Eishin-ryu Iai Heiho". Retrieved September 22, 2013.
  4. ^ Yamatsuta, p. 16.
  5. ^ Hall, David A., ed. (2012), Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts, (Reviewing.) Irie Kōhei, Omiya Shirō and Koike Masaru., New York, USA: Kodansha USA, Inc., p. 169, ISBN 978-1-56836-410-0.
  6. ^ Hall, David A., ed. (2012), Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts, (Reviewing.) Irie Kōhei, Omiya Shirō and Koike Masaru., New York, USA: Kodansha USA, Inc., p. 335, ISBN 978-1-56836-410-0.
  7. ^ Iwata, p. 97.
  8. ^ Draeger and Warner, p. 83
  9. ^ a b Draeger and Warner, p. 82.
  10. ^ Draeger and Warner, p. 83.

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