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Yagyu Muneyoshi

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Muneyoshi was a samurai of Yamato province whose family was defeated by the Tsutsui. He went on to serve the Matsunaga, and later became a retainer of the Oda and then the Toyotomi. His skill as a swordsman eventually earned him the notice of Tokugawa Ieyasu, who named the Yagyû the official sword instructors of the Tokugawa. He is particularly well-remembered for an encounter with the famed swordsman Kamiizumi Nobutsuna in 1563.

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