Jirōkichi Yamada

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Jirōkichi Yamada
Born January 9, 1863
Aizu, Fukushima, Japan
Died October 23, 1930
Japan
Native name 山田 次朗吉 Yamada Jirōkichi
Nationality Japanese
Style Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryū
Trainer Sakakibara Kenkichi (榊原 鍵吉)
Notable students Kawashima Takashi (川島 堯), Ōmori Sōgen (大森 曹玄)

Jirōkichi Yamada (山田 次朗吉, Yamada Jirōkichi, January 9, 1863 – October 23, 1930) was the 15th and last official headmaster or sōke of Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryū, a (koryū) of the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship (kenjutsu). He was a student of the 14th sōke, Sakakibara Kenkichi (榊原 鍵吉).

In the early twentieth century (1927), he published a book documenting all five classical kata of this koryū that originates from the sixteenth century.[1]

See also[edit]

Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryū

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryū 鹿島神傳直心影流 by Yamada Jirōkichi. Suishinsha, hardcover, 1927. (in Japanese)

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