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  • Born: 1767/1/6
  • Titles: 久志親雲上 (Kushi peechin)
  • Other Names: 弘猷 (Kin Kouyuu)
  • Japanese: 安昌 (Anshou)

Kushi peechin Anshô, also known by his Chinese-style name Kin Kôyû, was a Ryukyuan scholar-bureaucrat who traveled to Japan on several official missions. He served as a musician (gakushi) on the 1796 Ryukyuan embassy to Edo, and on the next mission, in 1806, he served as sangikan, advising the Lead and Deputy Envoys, and helping oversee the execution of various practical logistical aspects of the mission.

References

  • Kimura Yoshisato 木村吉聡 (ed.), Ryukyu shisetsu no Edo nobori to Mitarai 琉球使節の江戸上りと御手洗, Shiomachi kankô kôryû Center 潮待ち館観光交流センター (2001), 33.
  • Itaya Tôru 板谷徹, “Kafu ni mirareru geinô shiryô 2: Edo nobori” 家譜に見られる芸能史料, Musa ムーサ 9 (2008), 172, 175.
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