Kochinda Choshun

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  • Other Names: 弘徳 (Shô Kôtoku)
  • Japanese: 東風平 王子 朝春 (Kochinda ôji Chôshun)

Kochinda Chôshun was the fifth son of King Shô Shitsu of the Ryûkyû Kingdom, and was the first head of the keizuza, established in 1689 to oversee official aristocratic genealogies (kafu or keizu) in the kingdom.


  • Shunzo Sakamaki, "On Early Ryukyuan Names," in Sakamaki (ed.), Ryukyuan Names (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1964), 15.
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