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Gushikawa Chofuku

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  • Titles: 具志川親方 (Gushikawa oyakata)
  • Japanese: 具志川 朝副 (Gushikawa Chôfuku)

Gushikawa Chôfuku was a Ryukyuan scholar-aristocrat who served as zaiban oyakata, overseeing affairs at the Ryûkyû-kan in Kagoshima, from 1853 until 1854.

He traveled to Kagoshima in 1853 as the head of the Ryûkyû Kingdom's annual nentôshi mission, and then took over the position of zaiban oyakata from Katsuren Seiki, remaining there for a term of one year.

References

  • "Shiryôhen kaidai shiryô honkoku: Edo dachi ni tsuki oose watashi dome" 「史料編解題・史料翻刻「江戸立二付仰渡留」」, in Kamiya Nobuyuki 紙屋敦之 (ed.), Kinsei Nihon ni okeru gaikoku shisetsu to shakai hen'yô 3: taikun gaikô kaitai wo ou 『近世日本における外国使節と社会変容(3)-大君外交解体を追う-』, Tokyo: Waseda University (2009), p43n6.
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