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Matsumora Kōsaku monument

マツモラ コウサクケンショウヒ

Southern area
Matsumora Kōsaku monumentメイン画像1

Among the words inscribed on the monument raised in 1983 can be read the following.
"Matsumora Kōsaku (1829-1898) was born in Tomari Village. The wise master was a naturally gifted bujin. Making the best of his small body but robust health, he started training in his young years with Tomarite experts Uku Karyu and Teruya Kisen. Years after, he distinguished himself as a bujin. Filled with a deep chivalrous spirit, he once restrained a samurai from Satsuma who had drawn his sword and was abusing the good citizens of Tomari. In the fear of aftereffects, Matsumora had to go hide in Nago Village for a while..."
(The worshipping monument located next to the karate stele is not related to Matsumora Kōsaku.)

Basic information

Name Matsumora Kōsaku monument (マツモラ コウサクケンショウヒ)
Address 〒  3-chōme Tomari, Naha City, Okinawa


Access Located in Shinyashiki Park in Tomari, Naha City.


  • Unless there is a karate-related plaque or monument at a master's grave, we don't introduce it here. If you would like to visit a particular grave, ask your instructor yourself.
  • Some of the monuments listed on this site are located in family graveyards. Please be quiet and respectful when visiting. Also, when a monument is located on a private property, you need to obtain the consent of the family before visiting. Furthermore, do not offer incense sticks at the grave without the consent of your family, sit on the wall of the site to rest, or perform a demonstration.
  • Please make sure to keep the above sites or the honoring monuments clean by taking your garbage home with you. It is ideal if you can make the place cleaner than before your visit.