Born in Tonoshiro on Ishigaki Island, he studied under the Shuri-based royal court painter Kohagura Anshô. His works included paintings on the sliding doors of Miyara-dunchi, the residence of the head of Yaeyama, as well as works on the doors of the Gongen-dô at Tôrinji, a Rinzai Zen temple on Ishigaki. Genre paintings (fûzoku-ga) by Kyûna also survive.
- "Kyûna Anshin." Okinawa konpakuto jiten (沖縄コンパクト事典, "Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia"). Ryukyu Shimpô. 1 March 2003. Accessed 16 January 2010.