Sakamoto Fuki

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  • Other Names: 宗味入道 (Soumi Nyuudou)
  • Japanese: 坂本 普基 (Sakamoto Fuki)

Sakamoto Fuki, also known as Sômi Nyûdô, was a Japanese Buddhist priest from Echizen province who traveled to Ryûkyû in the late 16th century; he is known for having planted mulberry trees on Kumejima, setting the stage for silk cultivation there.


  • Gregory Smits, Maritime Ryukyu, University of Hawaii Press (2019), 208.
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