Sho In

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  • Born: 1866
  • Died: 1905
  • Titles: 宜野湾王子 (J: Ginowan ôji, O: Jinon wuuji, Prince Ginowan)
  • Japanese: (Shô In)

Shô In was the second son of Shô Tai, the last king of the Ryûkyû Kingdom. Born in 1866, he was named Prince Ginowan in 1875.[1]

After his death in 1905, Shô In was entombed at the Ginowan-udun tomb, a large turtle-back tomb in Naha's Sueyoshi Park. His descendants are also entombed there.[2] Shô In's eldest son was named Shô Rin.[3]


  1. "Giwan Chōho." Okinawa konpakuto jiten (沖縄コンパクト事典, "Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia"). Ryukyu Shimpo (琉球新報). 1 March 2003. Accessed 12 September 2009.
  2. Plaques on-site.[1]
  3. Gallery labels, Naha City Musuem of History.
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