As a child, Gintoki was said to be trained by Shouyou-sensei, but several characters who fought with him in the past have observed that his swordplay is self-taught. His weapon of choice is a bokuto with the words “Lake Toya” inscribed on it. Although very capable in fighting, Gintoki will not hesitate to use tricks and manipulation if it means a quick and easy victory as he does not like to waste time in fighting.
Impressive cosplay! I wonder what the Japanese text written on this photo is saying? Thanks to Athe for sending this in!