Shō Toku (尚 徳 Shō Toku, 1441–1469) was the son of Shō Taikyū and last king of his dynasty. He came to power as a young man in a kingdom whose treasury had been depleted. He engaged in efforts to conquer islands and took the Mitsudomoe, the symbol of Hachiman, as his banner to emphasize his martial spirit. In 1466, he led an invasion on Kikai Island, which strained the Ryukyuan treasury with little benefit. He either died young or was possibly killed by forces within the kingdom as details are somewhat unclear. As is common for rulers who preside over the end of a dynasty, moralists portrayed him as cruel, violent, and lacking in virtue.
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- Father: Shō Taikyū
- Mother: Miyazato Agunshitari-agomoshirare
- Wife: daughter of Gushikawa Aji
- Concubine: daughter of Yabiku Aji
- Shō Shasiki
- Shō Urasoe
- Shō Daiyako, descendant was Minshikameya Family
- Shō Koban
- Turnbull, Stephen. The Samurai Capture a King: Okinawa 1609. Osprey Publishing, Oxford, 2009. P. 8-9.
- Okinawa, the history of an island people by George H. Kerr, pgs 100–103
- Visions of Ryukyu: identity and ideology in early-modern thought and politics by Gregory Smits, pgs 60–61
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