Matsumora Kosaku was born in Tomari village. Remarkably talented, the bushi from Tomari was a man who took full advantage of his small but powerful body. As a youth, Matsumora studied the fighting traditions of Tomari village under Uku Giko and Teruya Kishin.
Under the astute tutelage of teachers like Uku and Teruya, so too did Matsumora ultimately distinguish himself as a brave bujin.
He became well known for his chivalry and vibrant spirit and was well remembered for once preventing a sword-wielding Satsuma samurai from harming Tomari villagers.
Then, in an effort to avoid any subsequent repercussions, he confined himself in obscurity in a remote part of Nago. Matsumora is also remembered for his efforts to protect specific village property and a special communal endowment in the name of Governor Yamazato Choken, known as the Neewagumuchi. By 1879, both the property and legal tender of this sizable contribution were in danger of being confiscated by the Meiji Government after the King abdicated and the kingdom was abolished. However, the efforts of the Japanese officials to confiscate the special assets of Tomari village were thwarted thanks, in a large part, to the efforts of Bushi Matsumora and his diligently trained supporters. Since Matsumora's historical efforts, the Neewagumuchi has been meticulously managed until it was ultimately used to establish the Senkaku Kenshokai, a society that continues on even to this day.
In knowing this, the name of Kensei (Fist Saint) Matsumora Kosaku,
A man of honour and justice will live on forever
Written on this auspicious day in May 1983
and sponsored by the Yuji Family Society:
An association which established the monument
to commemorate the life of Matsumora Kosaku;
President Matsumora Kosho and all other Tokiwakai Members.
Nagamine Shoshin, the President of Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do and his membership.
The membership of the non-profit Tomari Senkaku Kenshokai directed by the Board Chairman Maeda Giken.