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 What is Tenshinsho Jigen Ryuho?

 [What is Tenshinsho Jigen Ryuho?]

  "Tenshinsho Jigenryu Houho" is the 5th year of the Eisho era in the middle of the Muromachi period. It was founded by Mamoru Bizen).

  Saemonnojo Ose laid the foundation for Tenshinsho Jigen Ryuho by compiling the twelve secret swords and naming them the Honorable Form, and enlightening the "No Kunojo".


  Tokichi Setoguchi, the second generation of the Tokichi Setoguchi, a prince of the Chomune, served as a retainer of the Shimazu clan for the 12th to 13th Tadataka, 14th Katsuhisa, 15th Takahisa and 4th generation. In the battle on Tadataka, he was a Sengoku warrior who commanded the battlefield as a "flag commander".

  The tradition of "Tenshinsho Jigen Ryuho", which has been strictly inherited since the founder, was correctly inherited in Satsuma (Kagoshima Prefecture) until the Meiji Restoration at the end of the Edo period, leading to the current 29th Takashi Ueno childhood. I am.

During the turbulent times of the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa eras, there were many difficulties such as the reconstruction of Japan after the defeat, but the 27th generation Yasuyuki Ueno, who wanted to protect and convey this precious traditional martial art, was from the imperial family. With His Imperial Highness Prince Kaya Tsunenori as Honorary Governor, he established the Shobukan Budojo in Asakusa, Tokyo in 1964 and opened the door to the general public.



The 28th Kagenori Ueno not only opened the door, but also spread the harmony to the world, founded the League of Nations, and conducted public guidance with his younger brother, the 29th Ueno Doshin Soke.

Looking at the history of Tenshinsho Jigen Ryuho, "Honcho Martial Arts Ko-ryu" written in 1714 (4th year of Shotoku) and "Japanese Chuko Martial Arts Genealogy" written in 1767 (Meiwa 4th year). It is also introduced in 1843 (Tenpo 14) "Shooting Swords Story" and "Shinsho Martial Arts Ryusoroku" at the same time.

In addition, Jirokichi Yamada's history of Japanese kendo, Sanjugo Naoki's novel "Shigetaro Iwami", which is famous for the Naoki Prize, and Keiichiro Ryu's novel "Yagyu Ruthless Sword" have also appeared .

The characteristic of the self-sourced flow is the brilliant circular motion Iaijutsu.

In a flowing circular motion, sometimes seriously cutting the makiwara and bamboo in both directions

The appearance of instantly delivering a sword is an action not seen in modern Iaido.

In the 30's of the Showa era, guidance was given to actors representing the historical drama of that time.

I got a lot of support.

◆ Tenshinsho Jigenryu, Togo Jigenryu, Noda Sword Jigenryu ◆


There are several names for the self-sourced stream historically, but as the exposure to the mass media increased, names such as "Togo Jigen-ryu and Nota-sword Jigen-ryu" were widely recognized. Various misidentified information has been propagated by.
In view of these circumstances, it became necessary to clarify that the "Tenshinsho Jigenryu" has been inherited in an uninterrupted and legitimate manner by the Toryu Soden.

Therefore, in order to pass down the ritual of the ritual as a pedigree of the Tenshinsho Jigenryu martial arts to posterity, we will protect the tradition and tradition by teaching the practical skills of the ritual masters who have inherited it from generation to generation and explaining the lectures of the Sodensho. I will tell you .


His Imperial Highness Kayo       Her Royal Highness         Ueno Genshin

Ueno Genshin      Toshiro Mifune      Yoshio Sugino 

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