Matsunaga Kagetora

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Count Matsunaga Kagetora[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation guide, alternate/former names, "Matsu", etc.

Persona:[edit | edit source]


History in the SCA:[edit | edit source]

  • Timeline:

When started in SCA Significant events since then (competitions, championships, tourneys, first event, etc.) * Matsunaga Kagetora sat vigil and was elevated to the Order of Chivalry at the Melees and Mayhem, 16 May 2015. * Won Crown Tourney on 10 October 2015 fighting for Elena Morena del Mar * Crowned 9 January 2016. * Stepped down 9 July 2016. Link to Calontir OP -

  • Groups and Affiliations:

Current Group: Forgotten Sea Previous Groups: Guilds, Households, etc: Squire to Sir Hassan.

  • Offices:

Local Offices: Regional Offices: Kingdom Offices: SCA-wide Offices: Other service:

Other Information[edit | edit source]

Chivalry scroll for SIR Matsunaga Kategora , awarded at Melees and Mayhem 5-16 AS 50 by TRM Anton and Isabeaux, Third of those names. Translation into 16th Century Japanese, as well as extensive research assistance, encouragement and hand holding provided by Baron Foro from the Kingdom of Northshield. Yes, it's in Japanese, period silk, bamboo, mulberry and rice paper; sumi ink stick, Japanese watercolor. Signature chops designed/translated by Baron Foro, drawn in gesso on wood by the scribe and then carved to enhance the lines (only the scribe's chop is shown - I was not able to continue breathing enough to stay and see the fully signed version). Signature chop paste is "flame red" W/N gouache, because period cinnabar paste is highly toxic. TRM and Sir Matsu have children who do not need "beautiful red lipstick paste" anywhere near them. Calligraphy and painting done with sumi fur brushes in the manner of the period using the materials as above. And yes, Sir Matsu's knight, Sir Hassan, has a tiny Eye of Horus hidden in the trees, as a reminder of the teaching and watchful training provided by Sensei Hassan.

Former Royal Whims[edit | edit source]

  • Food

Dislikes: Avacado and coconut - no food allergies. Likes: Beef Jerky, Haribo Gummie Bears, Swedish Fish, MEAT

  • Drinks

Dislikes: Yellow Gatorade, Beer (especially IPA), Stouts, and Porters. Likes: Water (bonus for lemon, cucumber, or mint flavored), Coffee, Vodka, Juice (bonus for Naked Mighty Mango).

  • Colors & Symbols

Colors:Black and White Symbols:Pine Trees

  • Other: HE Lucian Fidelas MUST wear pants in TRM's presence.


County Scroll Text[edit | edit source]

Text by Master Andrixos with thanks to HL Ingeborg for sharing her research of Japanese poetry

Scroll created by Viscount Master Christopher Reuben Montoya, formerly of Ansteorra, now in Grimfells

Cease Kamikaze
Blow no more, heavenly wind
Upon King, upon Kingdom
Rising Sun has brought storm’s end
In calm, all recall tempest

Reclaim lost pillow Traveler’s cushion far wandered From home of the dawn To land entranced by sunsets Path of pillow was king’s road

Brought from the Nippon To Heartland and to Shogun Hail, Matsunaga. Wind-driver and wind-driven Strong gale blew through Calontir

Eight corners he saw As Falcon soaring above Lifted by wind’s strength Soft breeze brought he to the land Spring’s zephyrs caused winter’s rout

He subdued blizzard And sought stronger storm to test Led samurai south To war field well windswept Foes all dispersed by his gust {| | || Gods keep man humble |- |After victor’s council held |- |Divine bellows turned |- |Brought rain like forge’s fire |- |Fortress strong sacked by wind-flood |}

Among folk he strode Seeing aid brought to needy Raising homes sunk low Sheltering people from fear Here he did gust as a king

Like a willow tree Falcon tribe withstood the storm Plans for new fortress Stories of maelstroms survived Realm prepared for a new calm

O Matsunaga Storm bringer in war’s fury For kingship well worn Headband bright like Rising Sun And high honors earned granted. {| | |- | |- |By these words did Duncan (King) and Ylva (Queen) recognize Matsunaga Kagetori as a Count, and endow him with such rights and obligations accompanying such elevation, including a coronet of gold embattled. Done on the ninth day of July in the Land of the Ring of Red Boars, in the fifty first year of the Society. |}

Scroll written in the Japanese form of 10 Tankas; A 57577 syllable arrangement. The scroll itself is done with Sumi-e (black ink brush, and the painting depicts Fujin, the Japanese wind god, and Matsunaga fighting while His Excellency is protecting beloved Calontir behind him. The scroll text is in English, scribed in Japanese letter characters. It is written in the “kanji” form (vertical columns/right to left) over Suminagashi (floating ink or marbled) paper. The Silk horizontal scroll frame is by Blue Heron Arts and mounting was done by the scribe.

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