Last updated 4/23/19 11:38AM
Thomas Feldmann is writing a biographical book about Ankō Itosu (1831-1915), “one of the most important characters in the development of modern Karate.” As part of his research, he’s seeking answers or leads to two questions:
1. In the 1880s, when did Ryukyuan officials (scribe, Chikudun Pechin) usually retire from the Ryukyuan (later prefectural) government?
2. What was the usual life expectancy in the Ryukyus in 1910-1920?
3. Looking for a historical map of the Ryukyu Shuri area showing the different villages such a Gibo, Yamakawa, etc. On the web, there are some, but they cannot be used properly.
Please share information or leads with Feldmann. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can post responses or comments in the discussion section attached to this post.