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Ma Genei

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  • Born: 1710
  • Died: 1749/1/12
  • Titles: 渡嘉敷親雲上 (Tokashiki peechin)
  • Other Names: 真冨 (Shinfu)
  • Japanese: 元英 (Ma Gen'ei)

Ma Gen'ei, also known by his title Tokashiki peechin and Ryukyuan-style name Shinfu, was a Ryukyuan scholar-bureaucrat who served as shisan on the 1748 Ryukyuan mission to Edo.

He developed a fever on 1749/1/8 while passing through Hamamatsu on the return journey from Edo, and died at Miya-juku (near Atsuta Shrine, Nagoya) a few days later, on 1/12. He was buried at the Zen temple of Kaikoku-ji nearby.

References

  • Watanabe Miki. "Nihon ni okeru Ryûkyû shiseki." (personal website)
  • Hirayama Toshijirô 平山敏治郎, "Nyûrai Ryûkyû ki" 入来琉球記, Minzoku gaku kenkyûsho kiyô 民俗学研究所紀要 3 (1978/12), 101, according to kafu of Shisan Tokashiki peechin Shinfu 渡嘉敷親雲上真冨 (Ma Gen’ei 麻元英).
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