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Mo Kenryu

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  • Japanese/Chinese: 見龍 (Mou Kenryuu / Máo Jiànlóng)

Mô Kenryû was a Ryukyuan scholar-official and court musician.

He was named a gakudôji (teenage music & dance performer for the court) in 1664, and in 1669 was appointed to oversee rehearsals and preparations otherwise for the uzagaku musicians who were to travel to Edo in 1671 - this post was called at that time zagaku shinan bugyô.

References

  • Liao Zhenpei 廖真珮, "Ryûkyû kyûtei ni okeru Chûgoku kei ongaku no ensô to denshô" 琉球宮廷における中国系音楽の演奏と伝承, in Uzagaku no fukugen ni mukete 御座楽の復元に向けて, Naha, Okinawa: Uzagaku fukugen ensô kenkyûkai 御座楽復元演奏研究会 (2007), 122, citing Naha shishi vol 7, p801-802.
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