Ikegusuku Antō

Ikegusuku Ueekata Antō (池城 親方 安棟, 1??? – 1579), also known by his Chinese style name Mō Ren (毛 廉), was a bureaucrat of the Ryukyu Kingdom.[1]

Ikegusuku Antō

池城 安棟
Disappeared1579
East China Sea
Known forBureaucrat of Ryukyu Kingdom

BiographyEdit

Ikegusuku Antō was the second head of an aristocrat family called Mō-uji Ikegusuku Dunchi (毛氏池城殿内). His father was Aragusuku Anki.[2]

Antō served as a member of Sanshikan during Shō Gen and Shō Ei's reign. He was dispatched as congratulatory envoy to Ming China together with Sai Chōki (蔡 朝器) to celebrate the investiture of Crown Prince Zhu Yijun (later Wanli Emperor) in 1569.[3]

DisappearanceEdit

In 1579, Chinese envoys would come to Ryukyu to install Shō Ei as the new king. But Ryukyu was suffering from famine in this year. Antō was sent to China to ask for postponement, but his ship was caught in a storm and disappeared in the sea and was never seen again.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 中山王府相卿伝職年譜 向祐等著写本
  2. ^ Rizō, Takeuchi. (1992). Okinawa-ken seishi kakei daijiten (沖縄県姓氏家系大辞典). Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten.
  3. ^ Chūzan Seifu, vol.7
Ikegusuku Antō
Preceded by Head of Mō-uji Ikegusuku Dunchi Succeeded by