Hayashizaki Myôjin to Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu
This particular book is a truly masterpiece on Hayashizaki Jinsuke Shigenobu, the founder of Shin Musô Hayashizaki ryû (sometimes also called Shinmei Musô ryû) and his connection to the god of Hayashizaki in Murayama, Yamagata prefecture (northern Japan).
Hayashizaki Jinsuke was born in Hayashizaki in what is now the city of Murayama in Yamagata. According to several densho he studied the Kashima Shintô ryû under its founder Tsukahara Bokuden. Kyotos famous Kurama ryû also mentions Hayashi Jinsuke as the second head of the school.
This book deals with the school and his founder from a historical perspective by using several densho which have been preservered within the school, starting from the end of the 17th century. The following two pictures are showing two different densho of the time between 1691 and 1714.