Ogasawara Nagakiyo

Ogasawara Nagakiyo performing yabusame
In this Japanese name, the family name is Ogasawara.

Ogasawara Nagakiyo (小笠原 長清, 5 March 1162–15 July 1242) was a Japanese warrior of the Heian period. He is best known as the founder of Ogasawara clan.[1] The history of kyudo begins with this martial arts master.[2]

Early life

Nagakiyo was born within the prefecture of Yamanashi. Nagakiyo was a retainer of the Minamoto clan.

Martial arts master

He became a martial arts tutor of Minamoto no Yoritomo.[3]

During the Kamakura period, Nagakiyo's skills and training methods were passed on to his son, Ogasawara Nagatsune. His archery school was known as Ogasawara-ryū.[4]


The emblem (mon) of the Ogasawara clan

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