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''Shurijô akewatashi'' (The Surrender of Shuri Castle) is a stage play by Okinawan playwright [[Yamazato Eikichi]] portraying the events of the [[1879]] [[Ryukyu Shobun|fall]] of the [[Ryukyu Kingdom|Ryûkyû Kingdom]] and the turning over of [[Shuri castle]].
 
''Shurijô akewatashi'' (The Surrender of Shuri Castle) is a stage play by Okinawan playwright [[Yamazato Eikichi]] portraying the events of the [[1879]] [[Ryukyu Shobun|fall]] of the [[Ryukyu Kingdom|Ryûkyû Kingdom]] and the turning over of [[Shuri castle]].
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The play features debates between the pro-China and pro-Japan factions within the Ryukyuan royal court at the time, and ends with [[Matsuda Michiyuki]] (the [[Meiji government]] official dispatched to Okinawa to head the dissolution of the kingdom) reading out an official notice of the kingdom's dissolution and annexation, followed by King [[Sho Tai|Shô Tai]] departing the castle.
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The play features debates between the pro-China and pro-Japan factions within the Ryukyuan royal court at the time, and ends with [[Matsuda Michiyuki]] (the [[Meiji government]] official dispatched to Okinawa to head the dissolution of the kingdom) reading out an official notice (''otasshigaki'') of the kingdom's dissolution and annexation, followed by King [[Sho Tai|Shô Tai]] departing the castle.
    
The play premiered in 1930 at the Taishô gekijô (Taishô Theatre), and was revived and restaged numerous times. One such revival, in 1960, with the playwright Yamazato as director, was particularly notable and received particular attention in publications such as ''Okinawa Graph''.
 
The play premiered in 1930 at the Taishô gekijô (Taishô Theatre), and was revived and restaged numerous times. One such revival, in 1960, with the playwright Yamazato as director, was particularly notable and received particular attention in publications such as ''Okinawa Graph''.
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