Araki ryu Torite Kogusoku

Yamamoto Kasuke: 3rd Gen

Yamamoto Kasuke Katsuyuki (山本嘉助勝之):  Continuation of the Mainline

Yamamoto Kasuke, like most of the early Araki-ryu shihan, is an obscure figure.  His importance, however, cannot be over-estimated.  The vast majority of lines of Araki-ryu emanate from this third generation figure.  Most notably, through Yamamoto Tabei Katsuhisa  (山本太兵衛勝久) (probably his son)  and Takeuchi Kuroemon Katsuyoshi  (竹内九郎右衛門 勝吉). Unlike the other known 3rd generation shihan, who left a single line of descendents, Yamamoto, through a number of students, is the source of various lines of the ryu throughout Japan, as well as for most of the off-shoot schools as well.  There are solid reasons to believe, for example, that Kasumi Shin-ryu, allegedly the creation of Mori Kasuminosuke, was actually the development of Yamamoto Kasuke, and following in the tradition of Araki Muninsai, named his teacher as the founder of what was really his own creation.

Two Otherwise Unknown Lineages from Yamamoto Kasuke

More well-known lineages descending from Yamamoto Kasuke will be discussed in their own sections.  I am here citing several lineages from two students of Yamamoto, of which little is known.  An examination of their mokuroku, however, does show that their teaching was largely congruent with that of the other mainstream lines.

Kobayashi #1 Lineage

1.  Araki Muninsai Minamoto no Hidetsuna (荒木夢仁斎源秀縄)

2.  Mori Kasuminosuke Katsushige  (森霞之助勝重)

3.  Yamamoto Kasuke Katsuyuki (山本嘉助勝之)

4.  Kobayashi Giemon Shigemoto  (小林義右衛門重元)

5.  Katayama Kabei ___ (片山加兵衛有___)

6.  Mami Jubei (麻見十兵衛)

Kobayashi #2 Lineage

Note:  This lineage was reproduced in an article of Hiden Magazine and is very likely a Sanshin Araki-ryu lineage, as it corresponds exactly to that ryu.  Tokuda Shirobei is considered the actual founder of that school, which he developed in an extremely isolated area of Kozuke, adding kenjutsu techniques to already extant jujutsu.  It is likely that the school, in isolation, had become increasingly insular.

1.  Araki Muninsai Minamoto no Hidetsuna (荒木夢仁斎 源秀縄)

2.  Mori Kasuminosuke Katsushige  (森霞之助勝重)

3.  Yamamoto Kasuke Katsuyuki (山本嘉助勝之)

4.  Kobayashi  Ichizaemon (小林市左衛門重光) - Oi Gozaemon (大井五左衛門)  Note: Oi was listed in a directory of samurai in the Kaga Province.

5.   Tsuneta Ueemon Shigeyuki (常田右衛門重之)

6. Yamazaki Kyuzaemon Shigehisa (山崎九左衛門重久)

7.  Shimizu Hanuemon Shigetaka (清水伴右衛門重高)

8. Ichikawa  Yohei Mototoshi 市川与兵衛元利)

9.  Ichikawa Mitsutsugu Hideoki  (市川三二秀興)

10.  Tokuda Shirobei __  Hirotaka (徳田四郎兵衛橘傳高)

11.  Yoshimi Hoshi Takamasa (義海法師祐昌)

12. Morijiri Tazaemon Shigesato  (森尻田左衛門橘重里)

13.  Yokota ___  (横田常吉郎源詮秀) - 14. Iibashi Yozo (井橋弥蔵)

13.  (築潜龍齊重帯) -

14. Tanaka  Minegoro  (田中峰五郎) -  15.  Tanaka Kosuke (田中幸助) - 16. Fukushima Hiroshi (福島弘)

14.  Arai Yugoro  (新井由五郎)