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Chuzan denshin roku bussan ko

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  • Written: 1769, Tamura Ransui
  • Japanese: 中山伝信録物産考 (Chuuzan denshin roku bussan kou)

Chûzan denshin roku bussan kô ("Thoughts on Products [from/in the] Chûzan denshin roku") was written and illustrated by honzôgaku scholar Tamura Ransui in 1769. Drawing upon the Chûzan denshin roku, a 1721 Chinese work describing the Ryûkyû Kingdom, Tamura provides descriptions and full-color illustrations of a number of plants, animals, and local products of the kingdom.

Though this volume was never put into publication, eight manuscript copies of it survive, suggesting its popularity among intellectual circles at least.

References

  • Yokoyama Manabu 横山学, Ryûkyû koku shisetsu torai no kenkyû 琉球国使節渡来の研究, Tokyo: Yoshikawa kôbunkan (1987), 227.
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