Sho Chosho

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  • Born: 1824/3/15
  • Japanese: 朝昇 (Shô Chôshô)

Shô Chôshô was a Ryukyuan scholar-aristocrat who served as a gakudôji (musician/dancer) on the 1842 Ryukyuan embassy to Edo, and as gakushi (master musician) on the 1850 mission. He was appointed to the latter on 1848/9/1, and was at the same time promoted in rank, and granted the privilege of wearing a yellow court cap.


  • Itaya Tôru 板谷徹, “Kafu ni mirareru geinô shiryô 2: Edo nobori” 家譜に見られる芸能史料, Musa ムーサ 9 (2008), 181-182.