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12. Gifts from Wei Country

13. Dafu Ise-weki and Wekiya-ku

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     In the first year of Zhengshi (A. D. 240), the governor
(of the Daifang county), Gong Zun, dispatched Jian
Zhong Xiao Wei
(meaning an Officer who Builds
Loyalty
), Ti Jun, and others.  They reached Wa Country
carrying and protecting the Imperial edict and the seal.  
When they were received in audience by an acting king of
Wa, they brought up the edict, and gave gold, silk,
brocades, woolen carpets, swords, mirrors, and other
selected items.  The king of Wa sent a document through
the (Chinese) messenger in reply, in which she thanked
for the Imperial edict.
     In the fourth year (A. D. 243) of the same, the King
of Wa dispatched as messengers, Dafu Ise-weki
(meaning five backs and a carved wood), Wekiya-ku
(meaning a carved wooden arrow and a storehouse),
and eight others, and contributed servants, Wa's brocades,
purple silk cloths of hutako-weave (with double threads),
cotton clothes, silk cloths, read lead, wooden fu (?) (a
percussion instrument
), short bows, and arrows.  
Wekiya-ku and others were granted identically the (silver)
seal and the (blue) ribbon for Shuai Shan Zhong Lang
Jiang
(meaning a General Leading to Goodness).
     In the sixth year (A. D. 245) of the same, (the Chinese
Emperor) issued an Imperial edict granting Nan-shiwomae
an yellow flag.  It was stored in the (Daifang) county,
which was to act (for the Emperor) in handing it to him.

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