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Ufunitii bujo

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  • Okinawan/Japanese: 御船手奉行 (Ufuni tii bujou / Ofunate bugyou)

The Ufunitii bujô was an official of the Ryûkyû Kingdom who oversaw a number of responsibilities related to the royal fleet.

His responsibilities included overseeing the construction of tribute ships (shinkôsen and sekkôsen) which traveled to China, and of those vessels (kaisen) which traveled to Kagoshima. The ufunitii bujô also oversaw performance reviews of captains and crew, and the awarding of commendations.

References

  • Naha shizoku no isshô 那覇士族の一生 (Naha: Naha City Museum of History, 2010), 14.
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