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Not to be confused with keisei 傾城 ("castle-topper"), a euphemism for courtesans.
  • Born: 1189
  • Died: 1268
  • Japanese: 慶政 (Keisei)

Keisei was an older brother of court noble Kujô Michiie. Castaway in 1243, possibly in the Ryûkyû Islands, he compiled an account of his experiences entitled Hyôtô Ryûkyûkoku ki.

References

  • Akamine Mamoru, Lina Terrell (trans.), Robert Huey (ed.), The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia, University of Hawaii Press (2017), 11.
  • Tomiyama Kazuyuki, "漂到流球国記," 琉球・沖縄之歴史と文化と語る多彩な資料, University of the Ryukyus Library.
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