Sokaku Takeda Biography (6) by Tokimune Takeda

The founder of the Aizu clan, Lord Masayuki Hoshina initiated training in the Onoha Itto-ryu sword within the clan. The third successor of the Aizu clan, Lord Masakata Hoshina in particular, was a master swordsman and the only person in the entire clan to receive the secret teachings of the Onoha Itto-ryu from then headmaster Tadatsune Ono. The sword school had been preserved by the Aizu lords generation after generation.

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