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Yo Bunhin

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  • Titles: 名嘉地親雲上 (Nakachi peechin)
  • Japanese/Chinese: 文彬 (You Bunhin / Yang Wenbin)

Yô Bunhin, also known by his aristocratic title Nakachi peechin, was a Ryukyuan scholar-official from Kumemura who served as totsûji (Chinese interpreter). In 1748, he traveled to Edo as a gakushi (musician) on that year's Ryukyuan embassy to Edo.[1]

References

  • Gallery labels, Okinawa Prefectural Museum.
  1. Gallery labels, "Kuninda - Ryûkyû to Chûgoku no kakehashi," special exhibit, Okinawa Prefectural Museum, Sept 2014.
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