of Adzuma-Ryu Ichimura Hazaemon the 15th established the first
head of Adzuma-Ryu. In the 8th year of Showa (1933), Toma Harue,
the daughter of Hazaemon and Touma Hasaya, was a disciple of the
2nd head of Toma-Ryu, Toma Kanuemon. At that time, Toma Harue
changed her name to Adzuma Harue. She succeeded as the 2nd head
of Adzuma-Ryu in the14th year of Showa (1939). Adzuma Harue then
changed her name to Tokuho in the 17th year of Showa (1942).
Adzuma Tokuryu succeeded
as the 5th head of Adzuma-Ryu in the 25th year of Showa (1950).
However Tokuryu who also used to be a Kabuki actor with the name
Nakamura Tomijuro refused to accept the position of head in April
of the 43rd year of Showa (1968) because he wanted to devote himself
to the refinement of his art. Adzuma Tokuho became the head again.
In February of the 53rd year of Showa, the present head, Adzuma
Tokuya succeeded to the position of 6th head of Adzumaryu.