Taisha-ryū Historical Research Group

TAISHA-RYŪ HISTORICAL RESEARCH GROUP

!!! NEW ISSUE IS OUT !!! The 2024 THRG Annual Bulletin

Dear friends of Hyōhō Taisha-ryū and the history of koryū! We are delighted, for a second year in a row, to be able to publish for you the Annual of the Bulletin Taisha-ryū Historical Research Group ! In this second issue we focus on one of the more famous (but lesser known) students of Taisha-ryū […]

NEW MANUSCRIPTS ACQUIRED!

In January 2024 an unexpected stroke of luck occurred – the THRG succeeded in acquiring for its collection a cash of documents which probably belonged to the 10th shihanke of the Taku Taisha-ryū line of Hizen province (modern-day Saga prefecture) – Nabeshima Ōsumi (鍋島大隅; 1764-1848) – a senior statesman of the Nabeshima domain. The most […]

RESEARCH TRIP TO SAGA CITY

In September 2023 a member of our team visited Saga City in Saga Prefecture, Northern Kyushu. The first stop was Kukusō-ji Temple (國相寺) in Saga City. The temple is recorded in the Yamaryō Family Tree as the last resting place of Nakano Shūmei, the author of the Taisha-ryū Kaichū (タイ捨流解紐) and 5th shihanke of the […]