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  • Born: 1745
  • Died: 1811
  • Titles: 読谷山王子 (Yomitanzan ôji / O: Yuntanzan wuuji)
  • Other Names: 朝恒 (Chôkô), 朝憲 (Chôken)
  • Japanese: (Shô Wa)

Shô Wa, also known as Yuntanzan Chôkô, was the second son of King Shô Kei of the Ryûkyû Kingdom, and half-brother to King Shô Boku. At age 20, he served as Lead Envoy (seishi) on the 1764 Ryukyuan embassy to Edo.

He was later named sessei.

In 1773/6, Prince Yomitan led a mission to Kagoshima in congratulations for Keihime, daughter of Lord Shimazu Shigehide. In 1777, he changed his nanori (given name) from Chôkô to Chôken.

References

  • "Ryûkyû shi Mitarai minato-zume tomozuna" 琉球使御手洗湊詰纜, in Yutaka-machi Mitarai monjo 豊町御手洗文書 (1764), transcribed in Shirarezaru Ryûkyû shisetsu 知られざる琉球使節, Fukuyama-shi Tomonoura rekishi minzoku shiryôkan (2006), 135.
  • Miyagi Eishô 宮城栄昌, Ryûkyû shisha no Edo nobori 琉球使者の江戸上り, Tokyo: Daiichi Shobô (1982), 43.
  • Ono Masako, Tomita Chinatsu, Kanna Keiko, Taguchi Megumi, "Shiryô shôkai Kishi Akimasa bunko Satsuyû kikô," Shiryôhenshûshitsu kiyô 31 (2006), 227.
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