Kamejima Matasaburou Takauji

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Kamejima Matasaburou Takauji-dono
Resides: Barony of Iron Bog
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Vert, three laths fretted in triangle inverted argent
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier
Fencing Marshal


Kamejima Takauji was born a third son of a third son in 1523. The first years of his life were spent growing up in a small fishing village on Fukuejima in the East China Sea, part of the Gotō 'Five Island Archipelago', off the West Coast of Kyushu.

Before reaching the age of 10, 'Taka' was adopted into the service of a powerful family. Through that family's connections and knowledge, 'Taka' learned the ways of the Samurai. His training consisted of a balance between Kenjutsu (Katana), Kyūjutsu (Yumi), & Tetsubōjutsu (Tetsubō). Outside of martial activities 'Taka' has taken to general woodworking and Sashimono (Japanese Joinery) on an amateur level and would eventually like to study the art of crafting Bonsai.

SCA Interests

Marshal Activities:

  • Rapier Fighting (Primarily with Katana)
  • Kyūjutsu (Japanese Archery)
  • Thrown Weapons
  • Rattan Fighting (Primarily with Tetsubo)

Arts & Science:

SCA Offices & Positions

  • Baronial Rapier Marshal for The Barony of Iron Bog
  • East Kingdom Southern Region Fencing Marshal
  • Seneschal of The Shire of Barren Sands (Jan '17 - Nov '19) & Acting Chatelaine during that time.

Honors / Awards / Recognitions / Affiliations

  • Order of the Sable Martlet, Barony of Iron Bog, R & R Champs; July '22
  • Baronial Thrown Weapons Champion, Barony of Iron Bog, River Wars; Oct '19-Present
  • Baronial Guard, Barony of Iron Bog; Jun '18-Present
  • Award of the Fiskur, Service Token from Their Excellencies of Dragonship Haven, Balfar's Challenge; Apr A.S LII
  • Order of the Silver Rapier (OSR), Bhakail Investiture; Jun A.S. LII
  • Awards of Arms, Kingdom A&S Championship; Feb A.S. L
  • Rapier Champion, Barony of Iron Bog, Maybe Event; May A.S. LI - May A.S. LII
  • Member of the Tadcaster Militia since Sept '16
  • Novice Category Archery Winner, St. Sebastian Archery Shoot; Pennsic XLIII
  • Protégé of Master Erhart von Stuttgart (OP), Spring Crown Tournament; November A.S. LII
  • Cadet of Admiral Jacqueline Cross (OGR), Kings & Queens Rapier Tournament; November A.S. LII
  • Archery Student of Master Godai Katsunaga (OL)

In Service to the East Kingdom

  • Kitchen Staff & Set-Up/Clean-Up, Service Schola, Barony of Iron Bog; Jan '20
  • Co-Event Steward & Archery MiC, Maybe Event, Barony of Iron Bog; May '19
  • Set-Up/Clean-Up, River Wars, Barony of Iron Bog; Sept '18
  • Kitchen Dish Washer, Bhakail Tavern, Barony of Bhakail; '18
  • Rapier MiT, Shire Wars; Oct '17
  • Kitchen Dish Washer, Shire Wars; Oct '17
  • Demo Organizer, Wheaton Arts Fantasy Faire, Shire of Barren Sands; Jun '16, '17, '18, & '19
  • Rapier MiT, Southern Region War Camp, Barony of Carillion; Jun '17, & '18
  • Throne Set Up, Bhakail Investiture, Barony of Bhakail; Jun '17
  • Demo Organizer, Egg Harbor Township Library, Shire of Barren Sands; May '17
  • Set-Up/Clean-Up, Maybe Event, Barony of Iron Bog; May '17
  • Co-Event Steward, K&Q A&S, Shire of Barren Sands; Feb '16
  • Rapier MiT, War of The Roses, Barony of Concordia of the Snows; '16 & '18
  • Rapier MiT, Balfar's Challenge, Barony of Dragonship Haven; '16 & '18
  • St. Sebastian Archery Shoot Marshal, Pennsic '14, '15, & '16
  • Archery Marshal, Pennsic; '15 & '16
  • Children's Fete Volunteer, Pennsic; '15
  • Kitchen Staff, Maybe Event, Barony of Iron Bog; '14
  • Pennsic Camp Land Agent, Pennsic; '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '17, & '18
  • I Pick Things Up. I Move Things To Places. I Put Things Down.

The Name: Kamejima Matasaburou Takauji

  • Kamejima: Translates to Turtle Island. Pronounced as Kah-May-she-Mah.
  • Matasaburou: Translates to Third Son of a Third Son, an order of birth. Pronounced as Mah-Tah-Sah-Boar-Roo
  • Takauji: Translates to Tall/High Clan. Pronounced as Tah-Kah-OO-Gee
  • -Dono: Title (Lord). Pronounced as Doe-Noe. In use, the mode of address would be, 'Takauji-dono'

Regardless I will always respond to 'Taka', but in the case of matters of Court I prefer to be called in as 'Kamejima Takauji'.

In Case of Court

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Any member of Tadcaster Militia can also be a point of contact.