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|First appearance||How to Stop an Exploding Man|
|Equipment used:||Bows & arrows, horses, swords|
A group of Japanese warriors prepare to fight Takezo Kensei.
Outside Kyoto, Japan in 1671, several Japanese soldiers led by Whitebeard ready their bows and arrows and prepare to battle Takezo Kensei. Several others stay ready for battle on horseback. Together, they wait for Kensei, who arrives from over a nearby hill.
Whitebeard and his men then raid Otsu, burning it and driving the villagers from their homes.
Later, several of Whitebeard's men ambush Takezo Kensei, shooting him twice in the shoulder and then placing another arrow into his chest. Believing Takezo dead, they abduct Yaeko and leave. Distraught at the death of his hero, Hiro pulls the arrow from Takezo's chest and is amazed when Takezo's wound heals before his eyes.
The documentary Sword Saint chronicles the encounter between Whitebeard's men and Takezo Kensei at Otsu. The overconfident Whitebeard only brought a small company of his men for the fight, which became known as The Battle of Twelve Swords. Kensei singlehandedly defeated the entire company.