Nawa clan

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The Nawa were a house based in Higo province, near Yatsushiro, known for their naval support of the Seiseifu and of the Southern Court in the 14th century.

Long based at a castle near Yatsushiro known alternatively as Hanaoka or Sashiki castle, the Nawa relocated to Uto in 1405.


  • Gregory Smits, Maritime Ryukyu, University of Hawaii Press (2019), 48.