Tourist attraction

Birthplace of Teikakun


This is Okinawan calligrapher Teikakun who was active in the early 19th century.

Basic information

900-0033 2-10-3 Kume Naha Okinawa
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Access information
About a 7-minute walk from the Yui Rail Asahibashi station.

Additional Information

Academic information
Teikakun was also called Kohakura Uekata (Master Kohakura). He is one of Okinawa's most famous calligraphers. He visited three times to China to study, once accompanied a mission of gratitude and another as an envoy. Later, his calligraphic talent was recognized when he visited Satsuma (Kagoshima). He was especially great in the cursive and semi-cursive style of writing. After he came back to Okinawa he served as a top official in Kume village. Many of his works are found in Okinawa and Kagoshima.