Chibana Chosho

01as noted previously, journalist Yokoyama Kendō wrote in 1914:

“And it is also said that the district mayor of Shuri, the honorable old man Chibana Chosho, had been a strong exponent in this field (of Karate).” Cf. Yokoyama 1914.

Yokoyama Kendō's photo, 1914. Chibana had been inserted in the right upper caption.

Yokoyama Kendō’s photo, 1914. Chibana had been inserted in the right upper caption.

Detail

Detail

From the same year, we have this photo of Chibana:

Kyan Chōfu and Chibana Chōshō (from Ryūkyū Kenbun-roku, 1914)

Kyan Chōfu and Chibana Chōshō (from Ryūkyū Kenbun-roku, 1914)

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think I found another one. It’s this picture taken in 1921, behind the youth dorm of the Shuri Shihan-gakko (normal school, or teachers college):

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Chibana was mayor of Shuri until April of 1921. Looking at the details of the photo’s history, the photo itself, and comparing it to the other photos, I think this might very well be Chibana Chosho:

 

Chibana Chosho, 1921 behind the dorm of the Shuri Shihan-gakko.

Chibana Chosho, 1921 behind the dorm of the Shuri Shihan-gakko.

 

 

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