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Tomigusuku Choshun

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  • Died: 1832/8/27
  • Titles: 豊見城王子 (Tomigusuku ouji / O: Tumigushiku wuuji)
  • Other Names: (Shou Kai)
  • Japanese: 豊見城 朝春 (Tomigusuku Choushun)

Tomigusuku Chôshun was a Ryukyuan scholar-official, who was appointed to serve as Lead Envoy (seishi) on a Ryukyuan mission to Edo in 1832. Prince Tomigusuku died while in Kagoshima, however, and was replaced as Lead Envoy by Futenma peechin Chôten (aka Shô Kan), who then also took on the title of Prince Tomigusuku.[1]

Prince Tomigusuku was buried in Kagoshima, either at the Shimazu clan temple of Fukushô-ji, or at the Ryûkyû-associated temple Kômyô-ji.[2]

References

  1. Robert Sakai, “The Ryukyu (Liu-ch’iu) Islands as a Fief of Satsuma,” in John K. Fairbank, The Chinese World Order, Harvard University Press (1968), 124.
  2. A letter from Prince Tomigusuku's son Tomigusuku aji Chôson to Fukushô-ji, thanking the monks for their attention to his father's memory, would seem to suggest it was Fukushô-ji. However, Watanabe Miki has suggested he was buried at Kômyô-ji. See: Tomigusuku aji yori Fukushô-ji ate shojô 豊見城按司より福昌寺宛書状, and associated gallery label, Okinawa Prefectural Museum.[1]; Watanabe Miki, "Nihon ni okeru Ryûkyû kankei shiseki no shôkai" 日本における琉球関係史跡の紹介, Watanabe Miki personal website.
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