Otaka Gengo Tadao was an excellent horseman. He was wounded during the raid and wrote: "I was strong enough to move a mountain, but lost it today, because I have attained my long-cherished object. It is like the broken branch of a pine tree with much snow."
katana mei: Tomohisa, length 2 shaku 6 sun
wakizashi mei: Masakuni, length 9 sun 5 bu