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Tamagawa Chotatsu

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  • Born: 1826
  • Died: 1862
  • Titles: 玉川王子 (Tamagawa ôji / Prince Tamagawa)
  • Other Names: (Shô Shin)
  • Japanese: 玉川 朝達 (Tamagawa Chôtatsu)

Prince Tamagawa Chôtatsu, also known by his Chinese-style name Shô Shin, was a royal prince of the Ryûkyû Kingdom and the 14th head of the Tamagawa udun line.[1]

The seventh son of King Shô Kô, and younger brother to King Shô Iku, he traveled to Edo in 1850 as the Lead Envoy (seishi) of the last Ryukyuan embassy to Edo.

He was later involved in a political scandal known as the Makishi-Onga Incident in 1858-1859, and was sentenced to home confinement at his mansion in Itoman (Kanegusuku magiri); he died there in 1862.[1]

References

  • Hirayama Toshijirô 平山敏治郎, "Nyûrai Ryûkyû ki" 入来琉球記, Minzoku gaku kenkyûsho kiyô 民俗学研究所紀要 3 (1978/12), 124.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Takatsu Takashi 高津孝, Nihon kinsei seikatsu ehiki: Ryûkyûjin gyôretsu to Edo hen 日本近世生活絵引:琉球人行列と江戸編. Research Center for Nonwritten Cultural Materials, Institute for the Study of Japanese Folk Culture, Kanagawa University 神奈川大学日本常民文化研究所非文字資料研究センター (2020), 38-39.
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