Hikogoro Sato

Hikogoro Sato (1827–1902)

As the person who opened the dojo in the grounds of Hinojuku Honjin to teach Tennen Rishin-ryu to those who would go on to become members of the Shinsengumi, Sato played a very important role. He was also the brother-in-law of Shinsengumi vice-commander Toshizou Hijikata.