Special Feature 1 Shuri-jo Castle: The Symbol of Okinawa



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Built in the 15th century and situated on the hills over the capital city of Naha, Shuri-jo Castle commands a fine view of the city below. Destroyed by fire in the last world war, the castle was reconstructed and reopened to the public in 1992.

Previously it was the location where receptions and exchanges with import emissaries from China, Satsuma, and many other counties took place.

To support the exchanges, receptions, and trade, traditional arts such as lacquer, dyeing and weaving as well as performing arts were fostered and preserved there. Shuri-jo Castle is the symbol of Okinawa's traditional culture.



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