Sueyoshi Bakumonto

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  • Other Names: 安恭 (Ankyô)
  • Japanese: 末吉 麦門冬 (Sueyoshi Bakumontô)

Sueyoshi Bakumontô was an early 20th century journalist who worked for the Ryukyu Shimpo. He is notable as the writer whose article on the planned demolition of the Main Hall of Shuri castle in 1924 caught the attention of Kamakura Yoshitarô and Itô Chûta and led to the Hall being saved.[1]

Bakumontô also wrote art reviews; he is known to have been critical of some Okinawa-based Japanese artists such as Yamaguchi Zuiu, who Bakumontô felt misrepresented Okinawa.[2]


  1. "Beni no ugushiku"「紅の御城(うぐしく)へ」, Momoto Special Issue: Shuri, Ryûkyû no miyako o aruku モモト 別冊:首里・琉球の都をあるく (2013/8), 53.
  2. Junko Kobayashi, "The Demise of Ryukyuan Painting," Okinawan Art in its Regional Context symposium, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 10 Oct 2019.