begins to teach the followers of Prince Matsudaira Tadaiyoshi of Kiyosu Castle in archery around 1580. Chikurinbo later became the Buddhist priest of the Shingon direction. The Chikurin style belongs to the Iga Heki tradition, which does not go back to the famous Heki Danjo Masatsugo (1444-1502), but to Heki Yazaemon Noritsugu, who probably came from the same family. The addition Bishu refers to the province of the same name (near Nagoya), in which this direction originally spread.