12 essays on spear/Hōzōinryū written by Kagita Chūbee (1957 - 2011), 20th sōke (headmaster) of the Hōzōinryū.
First published in the Nara town magazine Ubusuna, 2009.
Written by Kagita Chūbee, 20th sōke of the Hōzōinryū
Kawaji Toshiakira and the Hōzōinryū Sōjutsu
Kawaji Toshiakira (1801 - 1868) was an outstanding character of the late Edo period. He held various important positions in the administration of the shogunate and is especially renowned as the signatory of the Treaty of Shimoda1 and as an advocate of the oppinion that the four southern islands of the Kuril Islands were Japanese territory.