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  • Japanese: 申口方 (moushi kuchi hou)

The Môshikuchihô was one of two top ministries within the government of the Ryûkyû Kingdom, alongside the Mono bugyôsho (O: Umun bujôju). Combined with that other ministry, the sessei, and the Sanshikan, it formed the highest administrative and legislative body in the kingdom, known as the hyôjôju or the wii-nu-uza.

The Môshikuchihô was headed by a minister and vice minister who also served among the Council of Fifteen. The ministry oversaw a variety of matters relating to law enforcement and justice, palace affairs, harbor maintenance, diplomacy, and maintaining the official aristocratic genealogy records, among other fields.


  • Akamine Mamoru, Lina Terrell (trans.), Robert Huey (ed.), The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia, University of Hawaii Press (2017), 81-82.