Miyake Kunihide

  • Japanese: 三宅国秀 (Miyake Kunihide)

Miyake Kunihide was a lord of Renjima in Bitchû province who, in 1516, plotted an invasion of the Ryûkyû Kingdom. Some sources indicate that his plans were foiled by Shimazu Tadataka, who stopped him at Bô-no-tsu.

However, other sources assert that this is a falsehood concocted by the Shimazu clan, as part of schemes to place Ryûkyû into Satsuma's debt, so that the Shimazu could push for a monopoly on trade with Ryûkyû. The plot is discussed in a letter dated 1533/9/16, from the House Elders under Shimazu Takahisa, sent to the Sanshikan (chief royal advisors) of Ryûkyû.


  • "Miyake Kunihide." Asahi Nihon rekishi jinbutsu jiten 朝日日本歴史人物事典. Asahi Shimbun.