Shō Yukie

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Her Imperial Majesty
Shō Yukie
Empress Yukie.jpg
Official painting of Empress Yukie
Empress of Ryukyu
January 29, 2015
Enthronement February 5, 2015
Sessei(s) Aiko Ito
Empress of Shurigawa
20 July - 8 September 2014
Enthronement 23 July 2014
Predecessor Hideki
Successor Toshiko
Prime Minister(s) Aguri Sato
Personal information
House House of Shō
Born 6 January 1998 (1998-01-06) (age 20)
Birth name Shō Yukie (Akiyama)
Citizenship Ryukyu Empire
Nationality Okinawan
Residence New Shuri Imperial Palace, Tomi, Ryukyu Empire
Religion Shinto

Shō Yukie (尚幸恵), is the reigning Empress of Ryukyu Empire, the 5th monarch of her line according to Ryukyu's order of succession, she reformed the Shō dynasty. She acceded to the throne on 5 February 2015. Yukie was the 2nd monarch of Shurigawa until she abdicated from the Shurigawan throne. She is a limited monarch, therefore her power as Empress is constitutional. She has her face painted white and had red lipstick and black eyeliner, she sometimes used to have a red circle painted on her forehead to symbolize her as the "Rising Sun's Empress" during her reign in Shurigawa.


Empress of Shurigawa

On 18 July 2014, Emperor Hideki gave up the throne and Yukie frequently stood in for him at public events. Starting on 20 July 2014, she was proclaimed empress throughout her realms and the imperial party hastily returned to the Shurigawa, she moved into the Imperial Castle. On 23 July 2014 she became enthroned as Empress of Shurigawa.

Surrender during Shikaeshi War and abdication

Painting of Empress Yukie sat in front of the abdication treaty ready for her to sign
During the Shikaeshi War, on 6 July 2014, Shurigawan Empress Yukie ordered to surrender to the Imperial Beiwanese Military. Two days later, Empress Yukie was forced to abdicate but she was allowed to live in the Imperial Castle. By order of the Beiwanese Emperor, the Imperial Castle of Shurigawa was forbidden for Beiwanese troops to enter. Shurigawa was ceded to the Greater Beiwanese Empire as the Occupation of Shurigawa, with the former Beiwanese Prime Minister Robert Zhang as Shurigawa's first governor.

Empress of the Ryukyu Empire

Shō Yukie reformed the Shō Dynasty and proclaim the Ryukyu Empire as a successor of the historical Ryukyu Kingdom in early 2015. 6 days later, she was enthroned as Empress of the Ryukyu Empire.

Preceded by: Empress of Ryukyu Succeded by: Flag of Ryukyu.png
Monarchy abolished
(previous monarch Shō Tai)
29 January 2015 Incumbent
Preceded by: Monarch of Shurigawa Succeded by: Flag of Shurigawa.png
Hideki 20 July - 8 September 2014 Toshiko