Many people visit Shuri Castle, which is registered as a World Heritage Site. However, all of the buildings that stand within the castle today were rebuilt after the war. The original buildings were destroyed during the Second World War. Under such circumstances, the stone walls are said to have remained intact. The stone walls have survived the ravages of war.
As I gazed at the small path that stretched along the stone wall, I saw a lot of tourists walking around. The sun was strong, so many of them were walking carefree with parasols. Looking at the peaceful scene, it was hard to believe that this was the site of a fierce battle during World War II.
July 30, 2007
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