4th generation Gushikawa Anji Chōyō 具志川按司朝庸 (1621–1654)

Names and DOB

Childhood name: Omotarukane 思樽金

Chinese-style name: Shō Kokutei 向克禎

Born: 1621-07-20


Father: Chōan 朝安

Mother: Makadotaru 眞加戸樽 of the A-clan

Wife: Takushi Anji Ganashi Manabetaru 澤岻按司加那志眞鍋樽, the second daughter of King Shō Hō 尚豊王. She passed away 1651-04-16. Posthumous name Hyakuren 碧蓮

1st daughter: Takushi Anji 澤岻按司. Although she was a female, she succeeded as the head of the household

1st son: Chōsen 朝千


During the Era of King Shō Hō 尚豊王

1635-04-22: Awarded the position of estate steward-general (sō-jitō) of Shimajiri-Ōsato 嶋尻大里 district (magiri)

During the Era of King Shō Ken 尚賢王

1645-04-17: transferred to estate steward-general (sō-jitō) of Shimazoe-Ōsato 島添大里 district (magiri)

During the Era of King Shō Shitsu 尚質王

1648-05: Received orders to proceed to Satsuma as an congratulatory envoy (keigashi 慶賀使) for the marriage of Prince Kyūhei 久平公 and for Inu-ōmono (犬追物, dog hunting on horseback with bow and arrow). After completion of official business he returned to Ryūkyū on 1648-09-20. The royal government official at that time was Sueyoshi Pēchin Seishō 末吉親雲上正清 of the Rin-clan, junior vassals (Ko-akukabe 小赤頭) were Wakunaguni Sanrā 湧名國 眞三良 and Kichishū 吉秀 of the Kō-clan.

Succeeding his father’s family line, he was awarded the post of estate steward-general (sō-jitō 惣地頭) of Gushikawa district (magiri).

The exact dates of his service and salary of the fief are unknown.

Passed away 1654-08-04 at the age of 34 years, posthumous name Tenshitsu 傳室. Buried at the gravesite in Taira Village, Nishihara District.

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