(1873-1958). B. Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Moved to Tokyo at the age of 19 and entered the dojo of Shingoro Negishi of Shindo Munen-ryu. Received HANSHI ranks in kendo, iaido and jodo. Nakayama was a famous master of iaido and the Shindo Munen-ryu sword and a friend of Morihei UESHIBA. He trained many of the top swordsmen of his day and operated the famous YUSHINKAN DOJO near Korakuen in Tokyo. He was instrumental in arranging the marriage between Kiyoshi NAKAKURA and Ueshiba's daughter, Matsuko. See also Kiyoshi Nakakura and Jun'ichi HAGA.