Mo Chishi

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  • Born: 1750/2/18
  • Japanese/Chinese: 致志 (Mô Chishi / Máo Zhìzhì)

Mô Chishi was a Ryukyuan scholar-official who trained musicians and dancers for the 1790 Ryukyuan embassy to Edo.

In 1789, when he was 37, he was appointed alongside Ryô Shô and Rin Keshô to train performers who would travel to Edo the following year in both music and Chinese dance. He received a residence in Shuri from the royal court, and led daily music lessons and rehearsals at Ankokuzen-ji, and dance lessons and rehearsals alongside Ryô En at the latter's home, for roughly one year, until 1790/5/10, prior to the mission's departure on 1790/6/6.


  • 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), 171.
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