Main Hall Of Shuri Castle

Main hall of Shuri castle
Shot at Shuri Castle, a Ryukyuan castle in Shuri, Okinawa Tetsu Ozawa

The main hall was rebuilt

This castle was the palace of the Ryukyu Kingdom. And the architecture in the photo is the main hall of it. The Ryukyu Islands, now one of Japanese prefecture, formed an independent country until 1879.

In 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa, it was almost completely destroyed. In 1992, it was reconstructed on the original site based on photographs, historical records, and memory. And now it is listed on UNESCO World Heritage list.

Unfortunately, this architecture was burned to the ground again by a fire disaster on October 31, 2019.

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PHOTO DATA

No

6678

Shooting Date

Jun 2007

Posted On

August 3, 2012

Place

Shuri, Okinawa

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V