Stone Gates Of Sonohyan-utaki

Stone gates of Sonohyan-utaki
Shot at Shuri Castle in Shuri, Okinawa Tetsu Ozawa

The gate was closed tightly

Sonohyan-utaki is a sacred grove of trees and plants and the gate in the photo is the entrance to it. The place in front of the gate was the place of worship. While the gates were once opened only for the king, today they are always closed. So it have in a way become a sacred space themselves.

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Where is Shuri Castle?

PHOTO DATA

No

6675

Shooting Date

Jun 2007

Posted On

August 2, 2012

Place

Shuri, Okinawa

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V