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In Feudal Japan, there were over 70 ninja ryu operating out of the Koga and Iga regions.  The Iga and Kōga clans have come to describe families living in the province of Iga (modern Mie Prefecture) and the adjacent region of Kōka (later written as Kōga), named after a village in what is now Shiga Prefecture. From these regions, villages devoted to the training of ninjas first appeared.  The remoteness and inaccessibility of the surrounding mountains may have had a role in the ninja's secretive development.  Historical documents regarding the ninja's origins in these mountainous regions are considered generally correct.  The chronicle Go Kagami Furoku writes, of the two clans' origins:

 

"There was a retainer of the family of Kawai Aki-no-kami of Iga, of pre-eminent skill in shinobi, and consequently for generations the name of people from Iga became established. Another tradition grew in Kōga".

 

 

Iga-ryū (伊賀流) iterally means the "School of Iga” is a school of ninjutsu. It became one of the two most well-known ninja schools in Japan, along with the Kōga-ryū. The Iga-ryū originated in the Iga Province in the area around the towns of Iga and Ueno (modern Iga City in Mie Prefecture). 

 

Kōga-Ryū (甲賀流)  literally means the "School of Kōga"  is a school of ninjutsu. It originated from the region of Kōka (modern Kōka City in Shiga Prefecture).

 

 

Listed below are the ninja ryu that operated out of these regions.  This information comes from various Japanese historical text including the Bugei Ryuha Daijiten, this is one of the most comprehensive text of information about all Japanese Ryu-ha.

 

 

SHINOBI RYUHA FROM THE IGA REGION

 

Abe Ryu, Arima Ryu, Fujiwara Ryu, Fukii Ryu, Hanbe Ryu, Hata Ryu, Hattori Ryu, Hisahara Ryu, Ibuki Ryu, Iga Ryu, Iida Ryu, Ise Ryu,Ishitani Ryu, Izumo Ryu, Kanbe Ryu, Kaneko Ryu, Kashiwabara Ryu, Kataoka Ryu, Kimata Ryu, Kimura Ryu, Kotani Ryu, Kuriyama Ryu, Kazama Ryu, Minamoto Ryu, Mizuhari Ryu, Momochi Ryu, Mori Ryu, Narita Ryu,

Oda Ryu, Ohkuni Ryu, Ooyama Ryu, Otsuka Ryu, Sakagami Ryu,

Sawada Ryu, Shima Ryu, Shindo Ryu, Sugino Ryu, Suzuki Ryu, Taira Ryu, Toda Ryu, Togakure Ryu, Toyata Ryu, Tozawa Ryu, Tsutsumi Ryu,

Ueno Ryu

 

 

SHINOBI RYUHA FROM THE KOKA REGION

 

Byaku Ryu, Fujiwara Ryu, Hiryu Ryu, Isshu Ryu, Kawachi Yon Tengu Ryu

Koga Ryu, Kuruya Ryu, Otomo Ryu, Sasaki Ryu, Shinpi Ryu, Sugawara Ryu

Tachibana Hachi Tengu Ryu, Taira Ryu, Taro Ryu, Tomo Ryu, Tatara Ryu

 

 

SAMURAI RYUHA WITH HISTORICAL NINJUTSU TIES

 

Akiba-Ryu, Ichizen-Ryu, Bizen-Ryu, Echizen-Ryu, Fukushima-Ryu, Fuma-Ryu, Haguro-Ryu, Kaji-Ryu, Koyo-Ryu, Ninko-Ryu, Takeda-Ryu, Kuroda-Ryu, Kyushin-Ryu, Matsuda-Ryu, Matsumoto-Ryu, Mino-Ryu, Nakagawa-Ryu, Nanban-Ryu, Natori-Ryu, Negishi-Ryu, Negoro-Ryu, Ryusei-Ryu, Saiga-Ryu, Satsuma-Ryu, Shinto Shobu-Ryu, Takemura-Ryu, Uesugi-Ryu, Yoshitsune-Ryu, Shinshu-Ryu, Joshu-Ryu, Rikuzen-Ryu, Koshu-Ryu

SHINOBI RYU & THEIR REGION

REGION
SHINOBI RYU
 Aichi
Matsuba Ryu, Ichizen Ryu
Aomori
Nakagawa Ryu
Fukuoka
Kuroda Ryu
Gifu
Mino Ryu, Tomo Ryu
Ibaraki
Matsuda Ryu

Kagoshima

Satsuma Ryu

Kanagawa

Fuma Ryu

Kyoto

Hatano Ryu

Mie

Hattori Ryu, Momochi Ryu, Togakure Ryu, Iga Ryu

Nagano

Koyo Ryu, Togakure Ryu, Aoki Ryu, Ito Ryu, Akutagawa Ryu

Nagasaki

Nanban Ryu

Nara

Kusunoki Ryu

Niigata

Uesugi Ryu, Kaji Ryu

Okayama

Bizen Ryu

Shiga

Tarao Ryu, Tomo Ryu, Rigyoku Ryu, Taira Ryu, Koga Ryu

Shimane

Fukushima Ryu

Tochigi

Matsumoto Ryu

Tokyo

Akiba Ryu

Toyama

Echizen Ryu

Wakayama

Kishu Ryu, Negoro Ryu, Saika Ryu

Yamagata

Haguro Ryu

Yamanashi

Takeda Ryu, Ninko Ryu

NINJA NAMES THROUGH THE AGES

ERA
NAME
Asuka-era (574 - 709)
Shinobi
Nara-era  (710 - 793)
Ukami
Sengoku-era  (1192-1602)
Kanjya, Kyoudan, Rappa, Mitsumono, Kenen
Edo-era  (1603 - 1868)
Onmitsu, Oniwaban

The name "ninja" is in fact a recent title.  In past eras the ninja had different names.
Sometimes no name at all.

NINJA NAMES ACCORDING TO REGION

DAY
NAME
Kyoto / Nara
Suppa, Ukami, Dakkou, Shinobi
Aomori
Hayamichinomono, Shinobi
Miyagi
Kurohabaki
Kanagawa
Kusa, Kamari, Monomi, Rappa, Toppa
Tokyo
Onmitsu, Oniwaban

Yamanashi

Mitsumono, Suppa, Sukinami, Denuki

Aichi

Kyoudan

Fukui

Shinobi

Niigata / Toyama

Nokizaru, Kyoudou, Kyoudan, Kanshi, Kikimonoyaku

Because words and dialects vary from region to region.
 Ninja were know by many names

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