Oroku Ryōkyō

Oroku Ueekata Ryōkyō (小禄 親方 良恭, 1 October 1798 – 3 November 1859), also known by his Chinese style name Ba Inchū (馬 允中), was a bureaucrat of Ryukyu Kingdom.[1]

Oroku Ryōkyō
小禄 良恭
sanshikan of Ryukyu
In office
1839–1847
Preceded byKochinda Ando
Succeeded byZakimi Seifu
Personal details
Born(1798-10-01)October 1, 1798
DiedNovember 3, 1859(1859-11-03) (aged 61)
Parent(s)Oroku Ryōwa (father)
Chinese nameBa Inchū (馬 允中)
RankUeekata

Oroku Ryōkyō born to an aristocrat family called Ba-uji Oroku Dunchi (馬氏小禄殿内), and was given the name Oroku Ryōkō (小禄 良綱). He was the eldest son of Oroku Ryōwa. He was appointed as odori bugyō (踊奉行, "Magistrate of dance") by King Shō Kō in 1808 and danced kumi odori for the entertainment of the Chinese envoys.[1]

He succeeded as the eleventh head of Ba-uji Oroku Dunchi after his father died in 1818.[1]

Oroku was elected as a member of Sanshikan in 1839. Oroku changed his name to Ryōkyō (良恭) in order to avoid confusion with his college, Yonabaru Ryōkō (与那原 良綱, also known as Ba Tokubō 馬 徳懋). He retired in 1847.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Oroku Ryōkyō." Okinawa konpakuto jiten (沖縄コンパクト事典, "Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia").
  2. ^ 中山王府相卿伝職年譜 向祐等著写本
Oroku Ryōkyō
Preceded by Head of Ba-uji Oroku Dunchi Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Sanshikan of Ryukyu
1839–1847
Succeeded by