Araki ryu Torite Kogusoku

前橋荒木流 Maebashi Araki-ryu

Maebashi-han was located in central Kozuke.  Araki-ryu started with a eighth generation shihan, Nagai Mokuya.    An examination of the oldest makimono of Maebashi Araki-ryu shows both the bakujyo mokuroku (rope) and the characteristic arrangement of the kogusoku kata present in Kozuke Araki-ryu lines.  During a trip to Maebashi, I saw, in an antique shop, a long-chained chigiriki, clad in strips of iron, so this weapon, too, was very likely part of Maebashi Araki-ryu's curriculum.

Chigirikijutsu - Finishing Technique with Ishizuki - Isezaki Araki-ryu, circa 1954 - photo courtesy of Hal Sharp

Nagai Mokuya, a eighth generation shihan of the Araki-ryu, is considered the chuko no so (initiator of a renaissance) of Maebashi Araki-ryu.

Lineage of Maebashi-han Araki-ryu

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.   Takeuchi Kurozaemon Katsuyoshi  (竹内九郎右衛門勝吉)

5.  Takahashi Yoshiemon Morihisa (高橋儀右衛門森久)

6.  Hōzaka Kurozaemon Yoshihisa (方坂九郎左衛門 吉久)

7.  Maeda Saburōemon Masaki  (前田郎右衛門政)

8.  Nakai Mokuya (永井杢弥) - (Maebashi Araki-ryu chuko no so).

9.  Ishiwata Suhachi Tomonori (石線儀八富章)  - this line was passed down for generations within the Ishiwata family.

Oshima Line

9.  Oshima Shingouemon (大島新五衛門 AKA Oshima Shinzo Fumiyaki(大島新蔵文秋)

10.  Oshima Shinshichi Fumiharu (大島新七文春)  No known students

Students descending through Asano, within the Oshima Line

10. Asano  Yoshinoei  (浅野吉之丞)

11.  Machida Takeuemon (町田竹右衛門) - 12. _____(岡寿養伯) - 13. Machida Einoshin Haruyoshi (町田英之進治良) [Bunka 10]

11.  Hosono Gonhachiro (細野権八郎) - 12.  Hosono  Gonhachiro ____(細野権八郎業嘉) - 12. Omae Taeigoro (大前田英五郎)

11.  (女XXX)

Amiyoshi Dotaku Line

9.  Amiyoshi Dotaku (阿佐美道宅) teacher of Negishi Jyoouemon Norinobu (根岸丈右衛門宣延), the founder of Annaka Araki-ryu

Fusejima Line

9.   Fuseshima Kauemon (伏島嘉右衛門)

10.  Kitazume Yoichiuemon (北爪与一右衛門)

11.  Kitazume Konoshin (北爪幸之進)

Oyama Line

9.  Oyama Shimanotsuke Motofusa (大山志摩之取元房)

10.  Homma Sengoro ___  (本間仙五郎応郷)  The founder of Homma Nen-ryu.