Sunday, December 28, 2008

Gushikawa Castle Ruins

Here is a brief history dowloaded off the BBC Website:

"Gushikawa Castle was built for the chieftain of Gushikami in the mid-14th century. It stands on a cliff that is 50 meters high. The castle has two enclosures and a natural cave called sufuchimi, which leads to the sea. Some pieces of celadon from the 13th and 14th centuries were found in the castle ruins pointing to the possibility of Okinawa having had trade relations with Southeast Asian countries. The site is considered as an important Okinawan cultural asset."

Here are the pics from the castle:

What use to be the entrance to the castle

Remnants of the Castle Walls

Another pic of the walls, FASCINATING!!!

A pic from the castle overlooking the sea.

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