Famous Budoka of Japan: Kakuma Fukao of Seia-ryu

The founder of Seia-ryu, Kakuma Fukao, was born Kiroku Shigeyoshi Kawada in 1631, the eldest son of Riemon Kawada. While originally born into the service of the Okayama domain, it came to pass that, through a conflict with a high-ranking retainer (hatamoto) close to the shogun, the lord of Okayama, Tadao Mitsunaka Ikeda, was ordered by the bakufu to exchange domains with the lord of Tottori, Shintaro Mitsumasa Ikeda, thereby making the infant Kakuma a retainer of the Tottori domain.


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