Oboshi Rikiya Yoshikane was the eldest son of Oboshi Yuranosuke Yoshio. He excelled in all military arts. His last poem read, "Farewell! I am going to do something important and die in the snow."
katana mei: Tomokuni, length 2 shaku 2 sun plus
wakizashi mei: Hiroshige, length 1 shaku 1 sun