February 23, 2017

26 Ryukyuan skeletons found at Kyoto University

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Removed during the early Showa Era, 26 Ryukyuan skeletons found at Kyoto University

February 16, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Takahiro Miyagi

The Japanese news article is available here.

The Ryukyu Shimpo published an article about the skeletons, which were excavated at the Mumujana (百按司) Grave in Unten of Nakijin Village (今帰仁村、運天) in the early Showa era, had been kept at Kyoto University.

Google Maps showing the location of Nakijin-son

[Image source: https://goo.gl/maps/GQJS2YvaApA2]

The article refers to the Ainu people’s skeletons housed at Hokkaido University. The families of the deceased were able to get the remains back.

UH Mānoa Library has some materials related to Nakijin-son.