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Tombstone of Umemoto Hoshin
Ikoji Temple, Kamitazawa Wakumaru,
Kurohonecho, Kiryu City
Born in the Kaga Domain, Umemoto Hoshin studied under the sword master, Kami'izumi Isenokami. Later, he developed his own school of swordsmanship and had many disciples. Hoshin died in 1830 while visiting the house of a follower in Kashiyama. Tradition has it that he was 168 years old!


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