Miima udun

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Miima kubiri as it appears today
  • Okinawan: 嶺間御殿 (miima udun)

Miima udun was the Shuri residence of Bainan, the daughter of Shô Ikô, and the second to hold the position of kikoe-ôgimi (high priestess). She thus came to be known, herself, as Miima kikoe ôgimi ganashi.

A narrow sidestreet neighboring the mansion came to be known as Miima kubiri, a placename which still exists, from the word kubiri meaning a narrow, squeezed, space. The placename Miima kubiri also appears in the Omoro sôshi.

The site of the Ounu dunchi mansion can be seen nearby.


  • Plaque on-site.

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