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4. Generation Gima Pēchin Shinmō 儀間親雲上眞孟

Names and DOB Childhood name: Shutarūgani 小樽兼 Chinese-style name: Ju Tatsuro 壽達魯 Born: as the firstborn son, 1494 Family Father: Shinpuku 眞福 Mother: Taira Ōamushirare 平良大阿母志良禮 Wife: a person from Izumisaki village 泉崎村 (died 1578-09-10. Posthumous name: Shūkei 秋桂) Oldest son: Shinmei 眞命 … Continue reading

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The Department of Justice (Hirajo) of the Ryukyu Royal Government

The general as well as judicial administrations of the Ryūkyū kingdom were conducted on the basis of local autonomy by local government agencies. The central government level only took up responsibility when all else failed. This constitutes the framework for … Continue reading

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Nakahara Zenshu: Character and Weapons of the Ryukyu Kingdom (5)

In this 5th and last part of his article on the character and weapons of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, Nakahara discusses early karate and kobudō sources from the kingdom time. Although quite short, still today no earlier written usage of the term … Continue reading

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