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Fukui Hyoemon Yoshihira
Born c. 1600s
Shimano no Kuni, Tochigi Province
Died Unknown
Style Kenjutsu Iaijutsu
Shin Shinkage Ichiden ryū
Teacher(s) Nonaka Gonnai
Rank Menkyo Kaiden
Notable students Togasaki Kumataro

Fukui Hyoemon Yoshihira (福井兵右衛門善平) was a samurai of the Edo Period. He was renown for his skiils as a duelist, however he is most famous for creating his own school of swordsmenship (Shindō Munen-ryū)


Little is known about Fukui. He was recorded by Imperial and Bakafu records to have been one of the top duelist of his time, however outside of that information and the what was written in the densho of Shindō Munen-ryū little is known about him. It is believed that Fukui's successor Togasaki Kumataro wrote origins of Shindō Munen-ryū after his teachers departure. It is possible that Fukui found the teachings more important than his own exploits and excluded himself from record.


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