Kaifu Sohei (海部壮平)

Sohei KAIFU (1847 - 1895) was an ex-feudal retainer of Owari Domain. He was known for newly producing Nagoya cochin (Japanese native breed chicken) together with his younger brother Masahide KAIFU.

His ancestor Joemonmasachika KAIFU was a founder of Kaifu style artillery. Also he was a distant relative of the 76th and 77th prime minister of Japan Toshiki KAIFU (a great grandchild of Sohei's sister).