His succession was a point of contention, as Shô En's wife, Yosoidon, wished to see her son on the throne.
Shô Sen'i abdicated a mere six months into his reign, after the chief priestess, his niece, claimed to have had a vision suggesting this course of action. Shô Sen'i was succeeded by his nephew, Shô Shin, and died shortly afterwards.
- "Shô Sen'i." Okinawa konpakuto jiten (沖縄コンパクト事典, "Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia"). Ryukyu Shimpo. 1 March 2003. Accessed 18 December 2009.
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