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  • Japanese: 評價方 (hangaa hou)

The Hangahô was an office temporarily established by the government of the Ryûkyû Kingdom on the occasions of Chinese investiture missions. The hangahô office oversaw all commercial interactions with the Chinese mission, including especially negotiating or determining prices to be paid for the goods the Chinese brought. These goods, purchased by the kingdom from the Qing envoys, were known in Ryukyuan documents as hangaabutsu (or hangaamun, 評價物).

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