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Combined Transmission of Masakiryū and Edo machikata jutte torinawa atsukai yō

Nawa Hōnen (n.d.), the ninth headmaster of Masakiryū, was appointed magistrate of towns, shrines, and temples of the Ōgaki domain in 1852. Hōnen was concerned that while the so-called "three tools" or implements for arresting criminals (a rake-like pole arm known as tsukubō, a horned pole used to entangle sleeves or other pieces of clothing known as sōdegarami, and a pole equipped with a crescent like shape at the top used to capture a criminal's neck or limbs known as sasumata) traditionally had been used in the domain, no tradition of using the truncheon existed. Obtaining the permission and financial assistance of both the Yoshida and Ōgaki domains, Hōnen invited the third headmaster of Edo machikata jutte torinawa atsukai yō, Okada Umezō Shigenaga (n.d.) to the Ōgaki domain. Hōnen himself became Shgenaga's student, and also trained others in the use of jutte techniques. Hōnen eventually succeeded to the position of fourth headmaster, and continued to serve as a magistrate until the Meiji Restoration. He handed down the techniques of Edo machikata jutte torinawa atsukai yō to his grandson, Nawa Yumiō, the 5th headmaster. A second line of transmission is thought to have existed in Edo, but its fate is unclear.