Ryukyu-koku yuraiki

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  • Date: 1703-1713
  • Japanese: 琉球国由来記 (Ryuukyuu koku yuraiki)

The Ryûkyû-koku yuraiki is a text compiled by the Ryûkyûan royal government c. 1703-1713.

The text is organized into a series of separate entries, and includes descriptions of numerous aspects of the kingdom, including the architecture and layout of Shuri castle, aspects of court music, and the organization of government posts and offices, as well as certain aspects of history and geography of the kingdom more broadly.

It was later translated by Tei Heitetsu into a Chinese language version, entitled Ryûkyû-koku kyûki. This was completed in 1731.


  • "Ryûkyû-koku kyûki," Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia 沖縄コンパクト事典, Ryukyu Shimpo, 1 March 2003.