Yuntanza Chōken

Yuntanza Wōji Chōken (読谷山 王子 朝憲, 18 April 1745 – 25 February 1811[1]), also known by Yuntanza Chōkō (読谷山 朝恒) and his Chinese style name Shō Wa (尚 和), was a prince of Ryukyu Kingdom.[2]

Yuntanza Chōken
読谷山 朝憲
sessei of Ryukyu
In office
1770–1785
Preceded byNakijin Chōgi
Succeeded byUrasoe Chōō
Personal details
Born(1745-04-18)April 18, 1745
DiedFebruary 25, 1811(1811-02-25) (aged 65)
Parent(s)Shō Kei (father)
Jinshitsu, Kikoe-ōgimi-ganashi (mother)
Chinese nameShō Wa (尚 和)
RankWōji

Prince Yuntanza was the second son of King Shō Kei, and was a full-brother of King Shō Boku.[1] He was given Yuntanza magiri (読谷山間切, modern Yomitan) as his hereditary fief, and established a new royal family: Yuntanza Udun (読谷山御殿).[3]

Prince Yuntanza was dispatched together with Wakugawa Chōkyō (湧川 朝喬, also known by Shō Hōten 向 邦鼎) in 1764 to celebrate Tokugawa Ieharu succeeded as shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate. They sailed back in the next year.[4]

He served as sessei from 1770 to 1785.[5] He was good at Ryūka and was designated as a member of the Okinawan Thirty-Six Immortals of Poetry (沖縄三十六歌仙, Okinawa Sanjūrokkasen).[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 琉球大学附属図書館. "王代記写| 琉球・沖縄関係貴重資料 デジタルアーカイブ". manwe.lib.u-ryukyu.ac.jp.
  2. ^ a b "Yuntanza Chōken". Okinawa konpakuto jiten (沖縄コンパクト事典, "Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia").
  3. ^ Rizō, Takeuchi. (1992). Okinawa-ken seishi kakei daijiten (沖縄県姓氏家系大辞典). Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten.
  4. ^ Chūzan Seifu, appendix vol.4
  5. ^ 中山王府相卿伝職年譜 向祐等著写本
Yuntanza Chōken
title created Head of Yuntanza Udun Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Sessei of Ryukyu
1770–1785
Succeeded by