Mo Shini

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  • Born: 1754/1/3
  • Japanese/Chinese: 慎威 (Mô Shin'i / Máo Shènwēi)

Mô Shin'i was a Ryukyuan scholar-official who trained musicians for the 1790 Ryukyuan embassy to Edo.

In 1789, he was appointed alongside Ryô Shô, Rin Keshô, Ryô En, and Mô Chishi to train musicians who would travel to Edo the following year. He received a residence in Shuri from the royal court, and led daily music lessons and rehearsals at Ankokuzen-ji, 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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