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|King of the Ryūkyū Kingdom|
|House||House of Shō|
|Mother||Iri no Aji-ganashi|
|Born||October 15, 1625|
|Died||October 19, 1647|
Shō Ken was the third son of Shō Hō. He had two elder brothers named Shō Kyō (尚恭) and Shō Bun (尚文), but both of them died before their father. So Shō Ken became the heir apparent of the kingdom, and was given Kume and Nakagusuku magiri as his domain. After Shō Hō's death, Shō Ken was installed as the king.
Many beacons were built during his reign.
|King of Ryūkyū