Samurai Kuroda Kyubei (黒田九兵衛) and ZENJIRO(禅地朗)

Before the Edo period (430 years ago)
At Nagahama, near east of Kyoto, where Toyotomi Hideyoshi became the first national regent, the first Kubei Tadatsugu, a descendant of the Sasaki Genji clan, served Hideyoshi's younger brother, Hidenaga.
From the second generation, Kuroda Kyubei Naotsugu, he served Kato Yoshiaki, one of the Seven Spears of Shizugatake, and became the commander of samurai army by attacking Odawara. In the Battle of Sekigahara, Kato Yoshiaki joined the eastern army of Tokugawa Ieyasu. But Naotsugu was responsible the defense of Shikoku area, he made a lunge alone at the Mouri army, which was siege in Shikoku, and the enemy defeated finally. But Naotsugu was killed by receiving twelve bullets.
Edo Period (1603-1868)
Serving the Kato family, who became the Fudai Daimyo, the descendants of Kuroda Kyubei served as the commander of samurai troops of the Omi Minakuchi domain after working for the Aizu and Kuwana domains. During the time of the 8th Shogun Yoshimune, the 5th Kyubei Naomasa served as the shogun flag magistrate. The hand guard (tsuba) of sword of Naomasa made during this period was made by Nara Toshinaga, who is known as a phantom master craftsman, and is currently deposited at the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of History.
After the Meiji era (1869-)
Naomichi 13th generation was a children's literary scholar who interacted with Iwaya Sazanami (lyricist) in his hometown at Omi Minakuchi, and Michiyuki 14th generation was an agronomist and the first professor of the Brewing Department at Tokyo University of Agriculture.
In Heisei period, the 16th generation Kubei started activities to widely spread high-quality special products from all over Japan overseas. Among them, he meets high quality Mino Shirakawa tea. Kubei launched ZENJIRO, a brand derived from the place name of Ozenji, and became the first ZENJIRO.
The ZENJIRO brand and the TCHA-TCHA brand are becoming more and more popular through transactions with buyers from all over the world. Our tea products are now exported to Europe, North America, the Middle East, South America and parts of Asia.


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