The genealogy of Adzuma-Ryu was established at the end of the
Genroku era during the Edo period by Adzuma Tozo I. Adzuma Tozo
I had the name of Sonoe, which was changed to Tojiro, and then
to Tozo. His stage name was Adzumaya.
Tozo was the son of Nakamura Seihichi, a Japanese traditional
Kyogen writer. Adzuma Tozo, the second head of Adzuma-Ryu was
the brother of Tozo, the first head. Tozo also had the name Sonoe,
which was then changed to Kiyonosuke Tachibanasaku. Kiyonosuke
made his debut as a adherent of Ichimura Hazaemo the 8th. Adzuma
Tozo, the 3rd head of Adzuma-Ryu was a disciple of Tozo, the 2nd
head. He as well had the name Sonoe, which was changed to Togoro.
He then became a disciple of the 9th Hazaemon and succeeded to
the name of Tozo.