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Tei Junsoku monument


Southern area
Tei Junsoku monument メイン画像1

Born in Kume, Tei Junsoku (1663-1735) was an aristocrat of the Ryūkyū Kingdom who is also remembered as Nago Ekata. Having served as a Sanshikan, Tei Junsoku left a famous poem to posterity: “Tishimi suguritin, chi nu za suguritin, chimu do chimu sada me, shike no nare ya”. It could be translated as: “No matter how you excel in ti and in scholarships, nothing is more important than your behavior, as demonstrated in everyday behavior.” According to the Okinawa Karate Kobudō Encyclopedia, “By interpreting ‘Ti’ as karate and ‘Shimi – ink’ as scholarship, it means Bunbu (the pen and the sword) in Ryūkyū.”
(The monument on the right is dedicated to Sai On)

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Name Tei Junsoku monument (テイジュンソクショトクヒ)
Address 〒900-0031  1-25-1 Wakasa, Naha City, Okinawa



  • Unless there is a karate-related plaque or monument at a master's grave, we don't introduce it here. If you would like to visit a particular grave, ask your instructor yourself.
  • Some of the monuments listed on this site are located in family graveyards. Please be quiet and respectful when visiting. Also, when a monument is located on a private property, you need to obtain the consent of the family before visiting. Furthermore, do not offer incense sticks at the grave without the consent of your family, sit on the wall of the site to rest, or perform a demonstration.
  • Please make sure to keep the above sites or the honoring monuments clean by taking your garbage home with you. It is ideal if you can make the place cleaner than before your visit.