Japanese spear-fencing in Germany/Europe

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.

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The Hōzōinryû as it is still practiced today stands in the tradition of the secular line of the Hōzōinryû Takadaha which is named after its founder Takada Matabee Yoshitsugu. As Hōzōin Kakuzenbō Inei was the founder of the Hōzōinryū he is of course listed as the first generation of the secular line as well.

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