- Japanese/Chinese: 金應元 (Kin Ougen / Jīn Yīngyuán)
Kin arrived in China just as the Ming Dynasty was falling. The Prince of Fu had set himself up in Nanjing as the Hongguang Emperor, and received Kin. Informed of Huanggong's recent accession to the throne, Ryûkyû then sent another envoy, Mô Daiyô, as leader of a congratulatory (qinghe) mission. Kin remained in China until 1646, when he returned home to Ryûkyû.
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