Hori Gutsu was a samurai retainer of the Niwa clan, who ran a posthouse in Kozakura in 1357 DR.


In a very tranquil posthouse inside a Niwa shoen, located at an equal distance between Tamanokuni and Kuda, he led a company of ten samurai and thirty bushi, plus twenty servants, mostly from the Hori clan.[1]


Hori was very proud of his position and took any kind of flaw in the performance of the posthouse as a personal offense. If someone lied about a flaw, then Hori would seek revenge against the slanderer.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 David Cook (1986). Swords of the Daimyo (Province Book of Miyama). (TSR, Inc), p. 22. ISBN 0-88038-273-2.