It's not clear when Nomura Risaburô joined the Shinsengumi. When Kondô Isami was captured in Nagareyama, he accompanied as a valet and was imprisoned. Later Sôma Kazue, who brought a letter from Matsunami Gonnojo was imprisoned as well. They were released after Kondô was executed and they headed to Ezo with the Bakufu's Rikuguntai. (They joined back up with the Shinsengumi in Sendai) In 1869/3/25, Nomura was killed during the naval Battle of Miyako bay.
- Shinsengumi Taishi Den (新選組隊士伝) Gakken
- Shinsengumi Zentaishi Tettei Guide (新選組全隊士徹底ガイド) Maeda Masaki
- J-Wikipedia Nomura Risaburo