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江戸入府後における武蔵(江戸)一族初代の先祖は柴田弥五右衛門で、幕末期の武蔵柴田家の先祖は柴田とく、幕末期の外国奉行である柴田貞太郎の実の叔母であり養叔母です。
 
柴田貞太郎が10才の時に父の順蔵が他界し、叔母である柴田とくが貞太郎一家の面倒をみることになりました。とくは非常に献身的で、時には貞太郎の家に同居をし、常に貞太郎の身近におりました。明治になっても貞太郎の相談相手となっていた事が、貞太郎の日載で読み取れます
 
家系調査の開始時に 幕末の歴史を研究なさっている庄田純一郎氏に協力をお願いし、柴田貞太郎が書いた日載を解読していただきました。そして、2018年末に貞太郎の父親柴田順蔵の妹が現在の私どもの先祖であることが判明しました。
 
また、庄田氏を通じて、柴田貞太郎の弟、永持亨次郎の子孫の永持昭九氏と連絡がとれました。 この永持家に柴田家の詳細にわたる系図や文書が残っており、私どもの調査は非常な進展を遂げました。
 
永持家の先祖は1582年に徳川家康が伊賀越えをしたときに服部半蔵とともに家康を伊勢まで警護した永持重太夫で、のちに江戸に招かれた200名の伊賀者の一人です。永持家は江戸城の広敷番(大奥警護)という役職につきながら、積極的に、他の伊賀者の家系と姻戚関係を結び、有力な一族となっていきました。中でも、柴田家とは非常に密接な関係となり、永持家の家系図に柴田家のものが書かれるほどになっていきました。初代の柴田が永持家の女性を妻として以来、両家は一族のように展開するようになり、この関係は明治まで続きました。
 
永持氏のご厚意で、現在、柴田の家系図やその他の文書は東大の史料編纂所に保管されております。

永持氏、庄田氏をはじめ、ご協力くださった皆様に心からお礼を申し上げます。

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武蔵一族の精神

                                The Musashi Shinobi Samurai Clan
 

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e Musashhi Clan consists of a number of families and people who have built close relations of trust with the Shibata Family of the Musashi Province.
The Shibata of Musashi became retainers of Tokugawa Ieyasu and served the Tokugawa Shogunate for 265 years as intelligence operatives called  "Metsuke (inspector)" and "Onmitsu (undercover agent).

In1868 the clan became independent and formed an order of shinobi.

The clan has become a small think and do tank and started to offer services such as seminars and experiences to introduce the ninja and samurai cultures of the Clan Shibata since 2006.

                                   
What we offer
Our ancestors made efforts for peace-keeping in the country, so we feel it our mission to work for the same cause. And we hope to help build a bridge for international friendship by introducing the fundamental spirit which underlies in our shinobi culture.    

 
                                Shinobi-samurai (Ninshi)
We have defined the contemporary ninjas as members of a tight knit clan pursuing same goals.  From the end of the 16th century, the Shogunate developed the system of Onmitsu (Tokugawa Ninja).  Many of our ancestors served in the system. Some were samurai generalists with expertise in matters of stealth and combat. Some were specialists, becoming adept at social skills, fine arts, interaction with nature, etc. They believed in divisions of work, and  each had his or her expertise. All worked to keep law and order and peace of  the country. All sought to maintain "balance" or peace of mind in life to survive and trained themselves
 
to heighten their awareness and perseverance 

Still today the ninjas, in striving to reach their goals, develop the individual personsonalities and
protect others, stand up for freedoms, and build a great community of friends

Our ultimate goal is to reach and follow the path to the  "
(Ku)" or no-self, where no conflict is. The ethics and fundamental principles for our value  judgement is now termed Ninshido, the Code of Ninshi (忍士道).As we recognize our ancestors as shinobi-samurai (i.e. ninshi 忍士).

                           Our Ryuha (school) 武蔵流 
Because of its assimilation of various aspects of the other martial art forms,  we have decided to call the arts of our clan "Musashi-ryu". Our martial arts  comprise one part of our comprehensive arts known as Musashi-ryu Nimpo.

                            Musashi-ryu Nimpo  
Ninjutsu is a technique to get information and vanish from sight. There are principles which govern the ninshi's  thought and behavior.  Making use of any jutsu, the ninshi abides by the Ninshido. The highest form of our ninjutsu  is Kyomei no jutsu. The ninshi observes a given situation, and intervenes  when absolutely necessary, without being noticed.

Let us be quiet as the forest, swift as the wind, strike like a  thunderbolt and inscrutable as the darkness (林風雷隠)Thank you.

                             

                                 The Noteworthy Personalities

Nagaochi Judaiyuh
A member of the Iga ninjas who escorted Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Incident of Shinkun Igagoe in 1582, then was invited to work for the Shogunate.  
Became an emergency guard of the interior, the shogun's private quarter.
His daughter married Shibata Yagoemon, the first generation of the Shibatas in Edo (Musashi)

Shibata Yagoemon
Our ancestor in the early part of Edo period

Shibata Sadataro Takenaka (1823-1877)
Visited Europe in 1862 as the head of the mission staff of the 
First Japanese Embassy to Europe in 1862. Then in 1865, requested that France send a military mission for training in Western warfare, on behalf of the shogunate. This led to the first French military mission to Japan from 1867 to 1868, which Shibata organized.

Nagamochi Kohjiro Yoshiakira (1825-1865)
Sadataro's younger brother. A deligate who negotiated with the all the emissaries from Russia in Bakumatsu Period.

Shibata Sen ichi Tatshunojo (1888-1956)
Head of the clan who changed the course of shinobi business, when he became  Christian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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