Category Archives: Genealogy Studies

Original References on Tomari-te

In karate circles both in Japan and abroad the so-called Tomari-te has become a topic of great interest in the recent decade. As had been pointed out recently, today there are a lot of genealogies of schools claiming Tomari-te heritage. … Continue reading

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Outline of Ryūkyūan Genealogy, by Dana Masayuki (Okinawa International University)

The following is based on “Outline of Ryūkyūan Genealogy,” by Dana Masayuki (Okinawa International University). Introduction Kafu 家譜 (genealogies) are family trees prepared by the Ryūkyūan gentry since the latter part of 17th century. It is believed that almost 3,000 … Continue reading

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14th generation Chōei 朝英

Names and DOB Childhood name: – Chinese-style name: – Born: – Family – Chronology – ❁ Please follow and like us:

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13th generation Chōkichi 朝吉

Names and DOB Childhood name: – Chinese-style name: – Born: – Family heir: Chōei 朝英 Chronology – ❁ Please follow and like us:

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12th generation Chōho 朝輔

Names and DOB Childhood name: – Chinese-style name: – Born: – Family Heir: Chōkichi 朝吉 Chronology – ❁ Please follow and like us:

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11th generation Chōfu 朝扶 (1839 – 1910)

Names and DOB Childhood name: Makamado 真蒲戸 Chinese-style name: Shō Ishin 向維新 Born: 1839-07-16. Passed away at the age of 72. Family Father: Motonaga Chōyō (Shō Chōshun, 1813 –?) 朝庸 (向超俊) Wife: Kamato カマト, oldest daughter of the Nago-udun 名護御殿. Born ca. 1843, … Continue reading

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Genealogy of the Princely Shō-clan (House Motonaga) – Lineage Overview

Previously I described the lineage of the House of Kyan (Princely Shō-clan) in detail. According to it, Chōchō 朝張 (1818–1842) assumed the 10th generation of the House of Kyan. Chōchō was adopted from the House of Motonaga, the orign and lineage of which is described … Continue reading

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Genealogy of the Princely Shō-clan (House Kyan) – Lineage Overview

This is an overview of the genealogy of the House of Kyan, also called the Kyan-dunchi 喜屋武殿内. Dunchi is a title that refers to families who held the position of a fief steward (jitō 地頭). The Kyan-dunchi were fief steward of Kyan … Continue reading

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10th generation Chōchō 朝張 (1818–?)

Names and DOB Childhood name: Tarukane 樽金 Chinese-style name: Shō Chōretsu 向超列 Born: 1818-01-27 Family Originally Chōchō 朝張 was the 4th son of father Motonaga Satonushi Pēchin Chōgi (Shō Taisaku) 本永里之子親雲上朝義 (向大策) and mother Matsuru 眞鶴 (*1787). Matsuru was the 3rd daughter of Kyan … Continue reading

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10th generation Chōshō 朝昌 (1816–1837)

Names and DOB Childhood name: Tarukane 樽金 Chinese-style name: Shō Senkyō 向宣續 Born: 1816-10-14 Family Father: Chōiku 朝郁 Mother: Omoto 思戸 of the Mō-clan Chronology During the Era of King Shō Kō 尚灝王 1822-06-09: Becomes junior vassal (Ko-akukabe 小赤頭) of … Continue reading

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