Tag Archives: Ufuchiku

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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Edmund M. H. Simon and the photo of Ufuchiku

Edmund M. H. Simon was born February 22, 1882 the son of a Protestant wholesaler in Dresden. After an initial visit to the local citizen school he graduated from the High School of the Holy Cross, which he left Easter … Continue reading

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Kina Shōsei (1882-1981)

As a continuation of the article on Kinjo UFUCHIKU Masanra, this is about one of his most notable students, Kina Shōsei (1882-1981). The informations here were collected and jointed from four different Japanese language sources. Budōka and school teacher Kina … Continue reading

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Kinjō Ufuchiku Masanra (1834-1916) – 1st Generation of Ufuchiku-den Kobujutsu

Kinjō Masanra, AKA Kinjō Ufuchiku, AKA Kanī-usumē (1834-1916) Budōka (tōdī and kobujutsu), Official of the royal government (in the rank of an Ufuchiku), Second Hand Dealer. Kinjō was born in the community of Tōbaru village in Shuri, the present Naha-shi … Continue reading

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