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Tazato Anshu

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  • Other Names: 嵩原親方安執 (Takebaru ueekata Anshuu)
  • Japanese: 田里親雲上安執 (Tazato peechin Anshuu)

Tazato Anshû was a scholar-bureaucrat of the Ryûkyû Kingdom. He served as sangikan on the 1790 Ryukyuan embassy to Edo, and was later named to the Sanshikan.

Anshû was an 11th generation descendant of Mô Ryûken Aragusuku ueekata Anki, whose son Ikegusuku Antô and grandson Ikegusuku Anrai both served as members of the Sanshikan.

On the way back from Edo in 1791, Tazato's ship was blown off-course and he became castaway in the Kerama Islands, just a short distance from Okinawa Island, before being able to return fully home. He later served as envoy to China and to Satsuma han, and in 1799, when Kôchi ueekata Ryôtoku died, Tazato was appointed to the Sanshikan himself, being renamed Takebaru ueekata Anshû.

References

  • Miyagi Eishô 宮城栄昌, Ryûkyû shisha no Edo nobori 琉球使者の江戸上り, Tokyo: Daiichi Shobô (1982), 48, 76-77.
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