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  • Japanese: 渓隠 (Keiin)

Keiin was a Japanese Zen monk from the Kyoto monastery of Shôkoku-ji, who was invited by King Shô Taikyû (r. 1454-1461) of the Ryûkyû Kingdom to travel to Ryûkyû, where he founded the temple Tenkai-ji, and composed the inscription for Shô Taikyû's famous Bridge of Nations Bell.

References

  • Plaque at former site of Tenkai-ji, Shuri, Okinawa.[1]
  • Mark McNally, "A King's Legitimacy and a Kingdom's Exceptionality: Ryûkyû's Bankoku Shinryô no Kane of 1458," International Journal of Okinawan Studies 6 (2015), 87-103.
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