Sokaku Takeda Biography (9) by Tokimune Takeda

Sokaku returned to Kyushu after traveling in the Okinawan Islands for self-training, and continued his tour. At this time calm was gradually being restored in Kyushu after the violence of the wars. Due to the battlefield successes of the “Jigen-ryu batto” swordsmen of the Satsuma Clan’s army, and the sword-fighting corps of the Metropolitan Police Board during the Seinan Civil War, the value of the Nihon-to (Japanese sword) and the sword arts was being reassessed.

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