The Genealogy of Hanashiro Chōmo 花城長茂 (1869–1945)

One of the few karate people that can be found in the official genealogies of the Ryūkyū Kingdom era is Hanashiro Chōmo 花城長茂 (1869–1945). He belonged to the House Kameya 亀谷家, which was a branch family of the Min-clan 明氏. Chōmo can be found in the 11th generation of this genealogy. His childhood name was Masanrā 眞三良, his Chinese-style name was Min Zōsei 明増盛. He was born 1869/6/18 (according to the old moon calendar) as the 3rd son of father Chōkō and mother Magosei (of the Kyo-clan).

Chōmo was an Okinawan soldier (infantry) and a physical education and Karate teacher at the Middle School in Shuri. In 1905 he created the basic text book called “Karate Kumite” (空手組手) as a manual for teaching Karate at school. Here for the first time in history the modern notation of Karate 空手 in its meaning as “empty handed martial art” was used.

By translating and analyzing his genealogy, besides the info about of Chōmo himself, we can also learn about the royal government service his clan and family members were employed in over generations.

Hanashiro Chōmo 花城長茂 (1869–1945) on a photo taken in 1937 in commemoration of the meeting of the Okinawa Prefecture Karate-dō Promotion Society (沖縄県空手道振興協会).

Hanashiro Chōmo 花城長茂 (1869–1945) on a photo taken in 1937 in commemoration of the meeting of the Okinawa Prefecture Karate-dō Promotion Society (沖縄県空手道振興協会).

(Note: All photos are from an original 1938 edition of “Karatedō Taikan” from the possession of Nagamine Shōshin sensei, photographed by Andreas Quast at the Kōdōkan Nagamine Dōjō with permission of Nagamine Takayoshi.)

Genealogy of the Min-clan, House Kameya (branch family) 明氏亀谷家 (小宗)

1st Generation: Teruya Pēchin Chōtai

2nd Generation: Atetsū Pēchin Chōson

Childhood name: Matsukane

Chinese-style name: Min Kōko

Born: 1556 as the 2nd son

Father: Teruya Pēchin Chōtai

Mother: unknown

Secondary Wife: Maka, daughter of Ameku Okite Pēchin. Her posthumous name was Kegan.

Oldest son: Chōtō

Second son: Chōshō (Kyan Pēchin. Since his older brother Chōtō had no heir, he succeeded as the head of the household)

Oldest daughter: Omokinoto (married Maeda Okite Pēchin from Tomari)

During the era of King Shō Ei (1573–1588)

1577: becomes Ufuyaku of Atetsū

1583: becomes manager of the Bon Festival under the Sejiaratomi Hiki

During the era of King Shō Nei (1589–1620)

1601 becomes junior official of the Sejiaratomi

1602 becomes Aji-okite of Ie and Iheya islands

1607 awared the court rank of yellow Hachimaki

1609/10/26: died at the old age of 64 years, posthumous name: Bai’an

Hanashiro Chōmo, from original 1938 edition of "Karatedo Taikan" of Nagamine Shoshin sensei. Photo by this author.

Hanashiro Chōmo, from original 1938 edition of “Karatedo Taikan” of Nagamine Shoshin sensei. Photo by this author.

3rd Generation: Kyan Pēchin Chōshō

Childhood name: Magotoko

Chinese-style name: Min Shindō

Born: 1573 as the 2nd son

Father: Chōson

Mother: Maka, daughter of Ameku Okite Pēchin

Secondary Wife: Omokinoto, daughter of Kume Nakagusuku Chikudun Pēchin Shūhei of the Rei-clan, posthumous name: Kasō

Oldest son: Chōshi

Second son: Chōchū (different genealogy)

Third son: Eishō

Fourth son: Chōji (different genealogy)

Oldest daughter: Mashitake (Born: 1607/6/18, married Ōwan Pēchin Kigyō of the Taku-clan, died 1649/7/12, posthumous name: Keigaku)

Fifth son: Chō’an (different genealogy)

Sixth son Chōrai (because his older brother Chōshi 長旨 had no heir, continued the head of household)

During the era of King Shō Ei (1573–1588)

1587 becomes Ko-akukabe (junior red-capped vasall)

1601 becomes lower junior official

1604 becomes Clerk of the Ishi-bugyō石奉行; awared the court rank of Chikudun Zashiki

1606 awared the court rank of yellow Hachimaki

1607 becomes Udun Seitō

1608 becomes captain captain of the Yoyosetomi

1609 duty as estate steward of Yamagusuku in Kyan district

1617/2/30 becomes Ufuyaku of the treasury

During the era of King Shō Hō (1621–1640)

1621/11/14 becomes captain of the Fusaitomi

1622 becomes magistrate of tax collection of the east

1623/4/14: transferred to the duty of a captain of the Jakunitomi

1623/10/28 on royal order awared the court rank of Zashiki

1624 becomes magistrate of farming for the Nakagami region

1627/3/25 becomes captain of the Seiyaritomi

1627/6/4 granted a fief of 20 koku (~3600 dm3 of rice and/or grains)

1627/7/17 transferred to the duty of a estate steward-general of Kyan district

1630 serves as magistrate for court trials and investigations

1633/2/8: serves as administrator for Miyako Island

1639/1/5: died at the old age of 64, posthumous name: Shunrin

 

4th Generation: Kyan Pēchin Choshi

Childhood name: Maushi

Chinese-style name: Min Sonbi

Born: 1597/1/23 as the 1st son

Father: Chōshō

Mother: Omokinoto of the Rei-clan

During the era of King Shō Nei (1589–1620)

1611 becomes junior red-capped vasall (ko-akukabe)

1615 becomes donzel (hana-atari)

During the era of King Shō Hō (1621–1640)

1625/10/18 becomes master of ceremonies at the separate ceremonial residence inside Shuri Castle (Ōmi Udun); awared the court rank of Chikudun Zashiki

1627 becomes Ufuyaku of the separate ceremonial residence inside Shuri Castle (Ōmi Udun); awared the court rank of yellow Hachimaki

1632 becomes junior official of Tomari

1635 becomes magistrate of tax collection of Goeku

1635/12/9: Succeeding his father, he becomes the estate steward-general of Kyan district

1640: becomes official for the investigation of ships bound for China

During the era of King Shō Ken (1641–1647)

1641 becomes resident commissioner on Miyako Island and after completion of this duty returned home

During the era of King Shō Shitsu (1648–1668)

1656/12/26 awared the court rank of Zashiki

1663/11/23 died at the old age of 67, posthumous name: Kanzan

 

4th Generation: Kameya Pēchin Chōrai

Childhood name: Omojirō

Chinese-style name: Min Seitoku

Born: 1625/5/18 as the sixth son

Father: Chōshō

Mother: Omokinoto of the Rei-clan

Wife: Mainukane, daughter of Kuniba Pēchin Kōji from the Shū-Clan

Oldest son: Chōkō

Oldest daughter: Tamakane (Born: 1656/8/22, married Yonagusuku Chikudun Pēchin Seibu of the Shō-clan. Remarried to Mabuni Uēkata Chōki of the princely Shō-clan)

Secondary Wife: Omokinoto (Born: 1658/8/1, married Ro-clan Zayasu Chikudun Pēchin Shūshin. Died 1687/8/5, posthumous name: Shūgetsu)

Second son: Chōchin (different genealogy)

Third son: Chōzō (because his older brother Chōkō had no heir, he succeeded the head of family)

Third daughter: Maushi (Born: 1664/2/14, married Itokazu Satonushi Pēchin Chō’I of the princely Shō-clan)

Fourth son: Chōrin (different genealogy)

Fourth daughter: Mashitake (Born: 1668/10/13, married Sakiyama Sakiyama Chikudun of the Son-clan)

During the era of King Shō Shitsu (1648–1668)

1654/11/7 becomes police captain of minister Mabuni Uēkata Chō’i of the princely Shō-clan; awared the court rank of Chikudun Zashiki

1655/2 Receives permission to move his residence to Shuri

1658/1/7 awared the court rank of yellow Hachimaki

1658/12/9 becomes Urasoe magistrate of tax collection

1661/1 becomes clerk of the police inspector-general

1661/12/20 becomes Ufuyaku of the palace kitchen

1663/7/20 The Chinese investiture envoys Zhang Xueli and Wang Gai came to Ryūkyū. Because Katsuragi Kōsuke and Hirose Jirōei [of the Satsuma Resident Magistracy in Naha] were on Okinawa, they moved to the lodgings in Urasoe village [in order to veil Japanese presence in Okinawa from Chinese eyes]. At that time Kameya Pēchin Chōrai worked for the Satsuma Resident Magistracy in Naha.

1663/12/29 becomes Ufuyaku of the palace kitchen

1665/01/ 15 becomes master of documents

1665/12/28 becomes magistrate of tax collection of the Shimagiri region.

1666/12/13 becomes clerk of the warehouse for products from Miyako

1667/2/18 becomes Ufuyaku master of ceremonies at residence of the heir apparent (Nakagusuku Udun)

1667/3/1 duty as estate steward of Kokuba in Mawashi district

During the era of King Shō Tei (1669–1709)

1670/9/13 transferred to the duty as estate steward of Tsuken Kameya

1671/6/1 becomes Ufuyaku of the royal treasury

1671/6/22 awared the court rank of Zashiki

1672/8/1 becomes Ufuya of Nago Ōji Chōgen of the royal Shō-clan; awared the court rank of Zashiki

1673/2/8 died at the age of 49 years, posthumous name: Yuishin

 

Hanashiro Chōmo performing "Jion", from original 1938 edition of "Karatedo Taikan" of Nagamine Shoshin sensei. Photo by this author.

Hanashiro Chōmo performing “Jion”, from original 1938 edition of “Karatedo Taikan” of Nagamine Shoshin sensei. Photo by this author.

5th Generation: Chōkō

Childhood name: Omogorō

Chinese-style name: Min Kokujun

Born: 1654/9/28 as the 1st son (since he had no heir his younger brother Chōzō 長増 succeeded the family lineage)

Father: Chōrai

Mother: Mainukane of the Shū-clan

Oldest son: Raikan ( Omojirō Born: 1677/2, became a priest)

During the era of King Shō Tei (1669–1709)

1673/12/22 becomes administrator of the royal coin warehouse

1677/7/1 becomes clerk of the royal coin warehouse; awared the court rank of Chikudun Zashiki

1684/10/9 becomes Shimauchi Atari-chikudun

1689/12/2 awared the court rank of yellow Hachimaki

1699/9/4 died at the age of 46, posthumous name: Shishin

 

5th Generation Chōzō

Childhood name: Omotaketa

Chinese-style name: Min Kokutatsu

Born: 1662/2/19 as the 3rd son (since his older brother Chōkō had not heir, he succeeded the family)

Father: Chōrai

Mother: Madagane of the Shū-clan

Secondary Wife: Makado, daughter of Iraha Pēchin Kinsei of the Ho-clan.

Oldest son: Chōki

Oldest daughter: Mainukane (Born: 1688/01/15, married Azama Chikudun Kishin of the Bu-clan)

Next Wife: Omokame (Born: 1690/8/21, married Sakiyama Chikudun Shikō of the Son-clan)

Third daughter: Maushi (Born: 1692/12/16)

Second son: Chōki (different genealogy)

During the era of King Shō Tei (1669–1709)

1680/8/11 becomes administrator of utensils at the palace kitchen

1682/10/24 becomes administrator of the palace kitchen

1682/12/22 becomes assistant clerk of the palace kitchen

1691/12/1 becomes clerk of the magistrate of artisans; awared the court rank of Chikudun Zashiki

1693/11/6 becomes master of ceremonies of Yuntanza Uēkata Seikō of the Mō-clan; awared the court rank of yellow Hachimaki

1700/12/13 becomes clerk of the magistrate of roof tiles

1703/6/1 becomes master of ceremonies at the residence of the royal high priestess (Kikoe Ōgimi Udun)

1708/6/1 becomes Ufuyaku of the royal coin warehouse

During the era of King Shō Eki (1710–1712)

1710/8/27 becomes master of ceremonies of Chatan Ōji Chō’ai of the royal Shō-clan

During the era of King Shō Kei (1713–1751)

1718/6/15 awared the court rank of Zashiki

1719/6/27 died at the age of 58, posthumous name: Ryōkaku

6th Generation: Chōki

Childhood name: Omojirō

Chinese-style name: Min Eishō

Born: 1685/3/8 as the 1st son

Father: Chōzō

Mother: Makado of the Ho-clan

Secondary Wife: Matsuru, daughter of Azama Chikudun Pēchin Kian of the Bu-clan

Oldest son: Chōgi

Secondary Wife: Makado, daughter of Nakamatsu Chikudun Pēchin Bikō of the Kō-clan

Second son: Chōshō (Childhood name Masando)

Third son: Chōkō

Fourth son: Chōsei

Oldest daughter: Manabe (Born: 1723/04 /16)

Fifth son: Chō’ei (because his older brother Chōgi had no heir, he succeeded as head of the family)

During the era of King Shō Tei (1669–1709)

1700/8/19 he tied up his topknot (coming of age)

During the era of King Shō Eki (1710–1712)

1711/9/25 becomes royal coin warehouse clerk awared the court rank of Chikudun Zashiki

During the era of King Shō Kei (1713–1751)

1716/6/17 becomes senior clerk of the palace kitchen

1721/6/25 becomes master of ceremonies of the minister Nishihira Uēkata Chōjo of the princely Shō-clan; awared the court rank of yellow Hachimaki

1723/6/12 becomes police captain of Nishihira Uēkata Chōjo of the princely Shō-clan

1727/6/8 becomes Ufuyaku of the palace kitchen.

1732/6/14 becomes captain of the Sejiaratomi (Hiki)

1737/10/23 becomes Ufuyaku of Yafuso Aji Ganashi of the Mō-clan, awared the court rank of Zashiki

1738/2/23 serves in Shinkawa Tsukuchi in Gushi District (the exact duty is unknow)

1739/11/26 becomes police inspector

1740/4/27 serves on Ie Island for the reception of a tribute ship returning from China; he returned to the capital on 1740/8/8.

1740/12/19 becomes resident commissioner of Aguni Island; his ship reaches that island in the following year 1741/7.

1741/12/15 Aguni Island resident commissioner excelled in his duty.

1743/9/3 returned after completion of the official business

1745/7/3 becomes O-dōgu-atari Nushidori at the residence of the heir apparent (Nakagusuku Udun)

1746/12/15 becomes O-kakuya-mamori

During the era of King Shō Boku (1752–1794)

1752/12/1 becomes O-kakuya-mamori

1761/3/20 died at the old age of 77 posthumous name: Honkaku

 

Hanashiro Chōmo performing "Jion", from original 1938 edition of "Karatedo Taikan" of Nagamine Shoshin sensei. Photo by this author.

Hanashiro Chōmo performing “Jion”, from original 1938 edition of “Karatedo Taikan” of Nagamine Shoshin sensei. Photo by this author.

7th Generation: Chōgi

Childhood name: Omotaketa

Chinese-style name: Min Bunfu

born1709/3/12 as the 1st son (as he had no heir the head of family was succeeded by his younger brother Chō’ei)

Father: Chōki

Mother: Matsuru of the Bu-clan

During the era of King Shō Kei (1713–1751)

1726/2/19 he tied up his topknot (coming of age)

1735/7/3 died at the age of 30.

7th Generation: Chōkō

Childhood name: Tsuruji Ufukane

Chinese-style name: Min Bunkyō

born1717/12/11 as the 3rd son

Father: Chōki

Mother: Makado of the Kō-clan

Secondary Wife: Konito, daughter of rankless Asato Chikudun Pēchin

Oldest daughter: Makado (Born: 1741/2/2, died 1761/5/16 at the age of 21, posthumous name: Tamakumo)

Secondary Wife: Mamitsu, daughter of Heshiki Chikudun Zenyō of the Shi-clan

Oldest son: Chōren

next Wife: Omoto (Born: 1750 /12/25 , died 1754 /12/2 at the young age of 5 years)

Second son: Chōkyō

During the era of King Shō Kei (1713–1751)

1729/5/5 he tied up his topknot (coming of age)

1744/6/15 becomes clerk of the magistrate of shrines and temples, awarded the court rank of Chikudun Zashiki

1748/12/25 becomes residence of the heir apparent (Nakagusuku Udun) magistrate of tax collection clerk

1749/12/15 awared the court rank of yellow Hachimaki

During the era of King Shō Boku (1752–1794)

1751/3/22 becomes master of ceremonies under Urasoe Aji Chōken who travelled to Satsuma as a congratulatory envoy.

1753/6/1 becomes Ufuyaku of the palace kitchen

1763/10/10 died at the age of 47

 

7th Generation: Chōsei

Childhood name: Omotoku

Chinese-style name: Min Bunkichi

Born: 1721/3/1 as the 4th son

Father: Chōki

Mother: Makado of the Kō-clan

During the era of King Shō Kei (1713–1751)

1738/8/13 he tied up his topknot (coming of age)

(note: the following page in the source writing is missing)

7th Generation: Chō’ei

Born: 1728

fifth son of 6th generation Chōki

Oldest son: Chōkei

Secondary Wife: Omoto, daughter of Nakamine Genshin of the Hō-clan (she passed away 1809/2/25 at the age of 70, posthumous name: Umeya)

Next Wife: Maedo (Born: 1773/7/18 )

Second son: Chōkoku

During the era of King Shō Kei (1713–1751)

1743/8/10 he tied up his topknot (coming of age)

During the era of King Shō Boku (1752–1794)

1754/12/3 becomes chief clerk at the residence of the royal high priestess (Kikoe Ōgimi Udun); awared the court rank of Chikudun Zashiki

1764/12/1 awared the court rank of yellow Hachimaki

1765/6/11 becomes clerk of Atsuta Pēchin, responsible for house construction (magistrate at that time was Sodoyama Pēchin An’in of the Mō-clan)

1767/12/7 becomes Ufuyaku of the [unknown office]

1772/12/1 becomes inspector of Kyan district

1775/12/10 again becomes inspector of Kyan district

1778/12/1 becomes inspector of Goeku district

1782/12/1 becomes inspector of Ōsato district

1783/10/6 died at the age of 56, posthumous name: Jogaku

 

Hanashiro Chōmo performing "Jion", from original 1938 edition of "Karatedo Taikan" of Nagamine Shoshin sensei. Photo by this author.

Hanashiro Chōmo performing “Jion”, from original 1938 edition of “Karatedo Taikan” of Nagamine Shoshin sensei. Photo by this author.

8th Generation: Chōren

Childhood name: Omojirō

Chinese-style name: Min Jitoku

Born: 1746/11/25 as the 1st son

Father: Chōkō

Mother: Maman of the Na-clan

Secondary Wife: Maushi, daughter of Heshiki Chikudun Pēchin Zenbu of the Na-clan

Oldest son: Chōjun

Oldest daughter: Maman (Born: 1777/2/2)

next Wife: Makado (Born: 1781/3/15)

Second son: Chōki

During the era of King Shō Boku (1752–1794)

1762/12/13 he tied up his topknot (coming of age)

1767/12/7 becomes clerk of the Office of Shrines and Temples; awared the court rank of Chikudun Zashiki

1771/6/1 becomes magistrate of tax collection clerk at the separate ceremonial residence inside Shuri Castle (Ōmi Udun)

1774/10/7 Accompanied the king’s oldest son Shō Tetsu to Satsuma, received tobacco as a gift

1775/6/1 becomes Otomo Chikudun of the residence of the heir apparent (Nakagusuku Udun)

1778/12/1 becomes chief clerk of the official residence of the queen (Sashiki Udun)

1781/6/1 again becomes chief clerk of the official residence of the queen (Sashiki Udun); awared the court rank of yellow Hachimaki

1785/5/9 died at the age of 40

 

8th Generation: Chōkyō

Childhood name: Matsukane

Chinese-style name: Min Jijun

Born: 1757/2/21 as the 2nd son

Father: Chōkō

Mother: Maman of the Na-clan

During the era of King Shō Boku (1752–1794)

1772/9/9 he tied up his topknot (coming of age)

 

8th Generation: Chōkei

Childhood name: Omotaketa

Chinese-style name: Min Seiryō

Born: 1761/11/11 as the 1st son

Father: Chō’ei

Mother: Maman of the Na-clan

Heir: Chōwa

During the era of King Shō Boku (1752–1794)

1775/11/5 he tied up his topknot (coming of age)

1783/10/4 died at the age of 23

 

Hanashiro Chōmo performing "Jion", from original 1938 edition of "Karatedo Taikan" of Nagamine Shoshin sensei. Photo by this author.

Hanashiro Chōmo performing “Jion”, from original 1938 edition of “Karatedo Taikan” of Nagamine Shoshin sensei. Photo by this author.

8th Generation: Chōkoku

Childhood name: Omokame

Chinese-style name: Min Seigyō

Born: 1777/8/27 as the 2nd son

Father: Chō’ei

Mother: Omoto of the Na-clan

Shitsu-clan: Omoto, daughter of Tokuhara Satonushi Pēchin Kenshū (1865/10/9 died at the old age of 88, posthumous name: Ga’un)

Oldest son: Chōwa (Childhood name: Makamado, Chinese-style name: Min Teisen. Born: 1798/8/20)

Oldest daughter: Omokana (Born: 1802/10/8)

Second son: Chōkan (because his older brother Chōwa’s uncle Chōkei ha d no heir, he succeeded that family line)

Next Wife: Makado (Born: 1808 /9/5, married Yamasato Chikudun Pēchin Shuka of the A-clan, later divorced)

During the era of King Shō Boku (1752–1794)

1792/12/18 he tied up his topknot (coming of age)

During the era of King Shō On (1795–1802

1799/12/1 becomes clerk of the Bureau of Articles/Goods for Royal Court and Offices (御用物座); awared the court rank of Chikudun Zashiki

During the era of King Shō Sei (1803)

1803/11/23 becomes temporary police captain of Sanshikan Sadoyama Uēkata Anshun of the Mō-clan

1803/12/1 awared the court rank of yellow Hachimaki

During the era of King Shō Kō (1804–1834)

1809/6/20: becomes police captain of Sanshikan Sadoyama Uēkata Anshun of the Mō-clan

1811/6/1 becomes temporary clerk of the 2nd in command of the Naha Government (Omono-bugyō)

1813/8/13 becomes assistant superintendent clerk of the 2nd in command of the Naha Government (Omono-bugyō)

1818/2/19 becomes clerk of the Magistrate of Royal Treasures (Omono-bugyō)

1822/2/1 becomes an assistant clerk for a tribute-paying small China-bound ship, together with tribute envoy Takemoto Satonushi Pēchin Seishō of the Ō-clan, warehouse manager Tokeiji Chikudun Pēchin Saifu of the Shū-clan, and senior clerk Nakamura Satonushi Pēchin Chōfu of the princely Shō-clan. They returned home 1823/5/19.

1823/12/1 becomes a Ufuyaku of the department of land control; awared the court rank of Zashiki

1833/2/1 becomes senior clerk of a tribute ship to China.

1834/6/9 becomes supervisor during a mission to Satsuma. They returned home on 1834/11/16

During the era of King Shō Iku (1835–1847)

1835/12/1 awared the court rank of Zashiki

 

9th Generation: Chōjun

Childhood name: Tsuruji Ufukane

Chinese-style name: Min Nisshin

Born: 1773/8/3 as the 1st son

Father: Chōren

Mother: Maushi of the Na-clan

 

Hanashiro Chōmo performing "Jion", from original 1938 edition of "Karatedo Taikan" of Nagamine Shoshin sensei. Photo by this author.

Hanashiro Chōmo performing “Jion”, from original 1938 edition of “Karatedo Taikan” of Nagamine Shoshin sensei. Photo by this author.

10th Generation: Chōken

Childhood name: Omokame

Chinese-style name: Min Inin

Born: 1820/8/10 as the 1st son

Father: Chōwa

Mother: Makamado of the Bun-clan

Secondary Wife: Maushi, daughter of Sakiyama Chikudun Pēchin Shi’ei of the Son-clan

Oldest daughter: Omoto (Born: 1843/3/26)

Heir: Chōkō

During the era of King Shō Iku (1835–1847)

1835/3/19 he tied up his topknot (coming of age)

1844/12/1 awared the court rank of Chikudun Zashiki

1846/9/22 died at the age of 27, posthumous name: Jitoku

 

10th Generation: Chōsai

Childhood name: Masanrā

Chinese-style name: Min Igi

Born: 1825/3/13 as the 2nd son

Father: Chōwa

Mother: Makamado of the Bun-clan

Secondary Wife: Manabe, daughter of Iha Chikudun Pēchin Kakan of the Kyo-clan (later divorced)

Oldest son: Chōkō (Childhood name: Makamado, Chinese-style name: Min Iki, Born: 1845/11/14)

Second son: Chōjō

Oldest daughter: Makado (Born: 1850/12/8)

Next Wife: Omoto (Born: 1853/8/5)

Posthumous name: Shingen

 

11th Generation: Chōkō

Childhood name: Makamado

Chinese-style name: Min Iki

Born: 1845/11/14

Father: Chōken

Mother: Maushi of the Son-clan

Secondary Wife: Maushi, daughter of Nashiro Chikudun Pēchin Shinga Shinga of the Ma-clan

Oldest daughter: Maushi (Born: 1873/8/3)

During the era of King Shō Tai (1848–1872)

1860/5/15: he tied up his topknot (coming of age)

1868 /6/1 became clerk of the royal rice warehouse; awared the court rank of Chikudun Zashiki

 

11th Generation: Chōjō

Childhood name: Maushi

Chinese-style name: Min Itei

Born: 1848/6/22 as the 2nd son

Father: Chōsai

Mother: Manabe of the Kyo-clan

Secondary Wife: Matsuru, daughter of Kuba Chikudun Pēchin Rihan of the Eki-clan

Oldest daughter: Maushi (Born: 1870/3/8)

Oldest son: Chōshun

next Wife: Manabe (Born: 1877/6/21)

During the era of King Shō Tai (1848–1872)

1863/5/11: he tied up his topknot (coming of age)

1875/12/1: awared the court rank of Chikudun Zashiki

Hanashiro Chōmo performing "Jion", from original 1938 edition of "Karatedo Taikan" of Nagamine Shoshin sensei. Photo by this author.

Hanashiro Chōmo performing “Jion”, from original 1938 edition of “Karatedo Taikan” of Nagamine Shoshin sensei. Photo by this author.

10th Generation: Chōkō

Childhood name: Makamado

Chinese-style name: Min Shūtoku

Born: 1834/1/20 as the 1st son

Father: Chōkan

Mother: Matsuru

Secondary Wife: Magosei, daughter of Sakumoto Chikudun Pēchin Kasei of the Kyo-clan

Oldest son: Chōsei

Second son: Chōga (Childhood name: Omokame. Chinese-style name: Min Zōchū. Born: 1867/2/10, died 1876/12/15 at the young age of 10; posthumous name: Yōgaku)

Third son: Chōmo 長茂

Oldest daughter: Matsuru (Born: 1872/7/12)

Fourth son: Chōhan

Fifth son: Chōkō

During the era of King Shō Tai (1848–1872)

1849/6/9 he tied up his topknot (coming of age)

1856/6/1 His father serving at the Ryūkyūkan, he became a clerk of the office for sugar production ad awarded the court rank of Chikudun Zashiki

1866/5/13 becomes clerk of the office of preparations

1866/12/1 awared the court rank of yellow Hachimaki

1872/7/5 becomes clerk at [unknown office] under Takemoto Satonushi Pēchin, who got ill

1872/12/1 becomes temporary clerk in the same institution, served as ashi of Urasaki Chikudun Pēchin when he went to Kume Island, served until 1873/6

1873/6/1 becomes ashi-clerk in the same institution

1875/6/1 becomes temporary clerk in the same institution

1876/12/1 becomes clerk in the same institution.

 

11th Generation: Chōsei

Childhood name: Matsukane

Chinese-style name: Min Zō’ei

Born: 1862 4th month/11 as the 1st son

Father: Chōkō

Mother: Magosei of the Kyo-clan

During the era of King Shō Tai (1848–1872)

1876/5/3 he tied up his topknot (coming of age)

 

11th Generation: Chōmo 長茂

Childhood name: Masanrā 眞三良

Chinese-style name: Min Zōsei 明増盛

Born: 1869/6/18 as the 3rd son

Father: Chōkō

Mother: Magosei of the Kyo-clan

 

11th Generation: Chōhan

Childhood name: Maushi

Chinese-style name: Min Zōkō

Born: 1875/10/8 as the 4th son

Father: Chōkō

Mother: Magosei of the Kyo-clan

 

11th Generation: Chōkō

Childhood name: Tarukane

Chinese-style name: Min Zōsei

Born: 1879/9/12 as the 5th son

Father: Chōkō

Mother: Magosei of the Kyo-clan

 

12th Generation: Chōshun

Childhood name: Makamado

Chinese-style name: Min Sarin

Born: 1873/9/9 as the 1st son

Father: Chōjō

Mother: Matsuru of the Eki-clan

[END]

 

Biblio:

Okinawa no Rekishi Jōhō. Dai Go Maki. Gazō to Zenbun Tekisuto Dētabēsu (I). (6) Ryūkyū Kafu no Jōhōka. Okinawa no Rekishi Jōhō Kenkyūkai, 1998. Page 679-693.

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