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Ko Ien

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  • Titles: 玉城 里之子 (Tamagusuku satunushi)
  • Japanese/Chinese: 翁維垣 (Kou Ien / Weng Wei-yuan)

Kô Ien, also known by his title Tamagusuku satunushi, was a Ryukyuan scholar-aristocrat who served as gakudôji on the 1842 Ryukyuan mission to Edo.

Like many members of such missions, he produced a number of works of calligraphy while in Japan, to be given as gifts to local or shogunate officials, scholars, or others the mission met with during their journey. One such work of calligraphy by the young Tamagusuku satunushi survives today in the collection of the Okinawa Prefectural Museum.

References

  • Gallery labels, Okinawa Prefectural Museum.
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