Sho Kokun

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  • Titles: 宜野座按司 (Ginoza anji), 金武按司 (Kin anji), 総理官 (sôrikan)
  • Japanese/Chinese: 宏勲 (Shou Koukun / Shàng Hóngxūn)

Kin anji Shô Kôkun was a Ryukyuan scholar-official who served as sôrikan in interactions with Americans and Europeans in the 1850s.

He met with Commodore Matthew Perry several times in 1853. The following year, he was one of two Ryukyuan officials, along with fuseikan Tanabaru ueekata Ba Ryôsai, to sign the Treaty of Amity (Ryukyu-US) between Ryûkyû and the United States.[1]


  • Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 1 (1937), 414, 438, 527, 615.
  1. Marco Tinello, "The termination of the Ryukyuan embassies to Edo : an investigation of the bakumatsu period through the lens of a tripartite power relationship and its world," PhD thesis, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (2014), 199.; 琉米修好条約, Wikisource (Japanese).