was a Japanese swordsman active in the early years of the Edo period
). Baiken was a skilled swordsman, and soon on became a skilled practitioner of the kusarigama
(a metal chain attached to a kama
, also known as the chain and sickle). Around the year 1607
, Baiken dueled the swordsman Miyamoto Musashi
and was killed.
Baiken was featured in the manga Vagabond
by the name Tsujikaze Kohei