Shuri Castle Fire The 7 buildings that were burned down on October 31 at 17:07
According to the announcement of the Shurijo Castle Management Center, etc., the main building of Shurijou, the “Hoden”, “North Hall”, “South Hall”, “Shoin / Chainoma” "Susuma", "Koguni Udon", "Nika Udon", and "Okushoin" It was.
Restored sequentially since 1992
Shuri Castle is located on a small hill over 100 meters above sea level where you can see the whole city of Naha.
Shuri Castle surrounds a vermilion and white striped square called Una.
▽ Hokuden (left to the main hall),
▽ South Hall / Bansho (Nanden / Bandokoro) [Right towards the main hall],
▽ Hoshinmon (opposite main hall),
▽ Golden Palace (Kugani Udon),
▽ The second floor palace
▽ Shoin and Susonoma were placed.
This area was once the center of politics and diplomacy, and the main shrine, where the king worked, was a three-story wooden building with a lacquered vermilion wall and was restored in 1992. It was.
The North Hall is a reinforced concrete building with a height of approximately 9 meters, and it was the venue for a dinner party held at the Kyushu / Okinawa Summit.
The South Hall / Bansho has a wooden exterior, but it is a two-story reinforced concrete building with a height of approximately 11 meters, and was used as an exhibition space for documents.
Fengjinmon is a reinforced concrete building with a height of about 10 meters, but it is the last gate when entering the main courtyard.
In addition, Shoin and Chainnoma are wooden one-story houses, and the golden palace and the second floor palace are made of reinforced concrete and wooden structures.
The guardian gate, which has a 2000-yen bill, is located more than 200 meters away from the garden.
History of Shuri Castle
Shuri Castle was built more than 500 years before the Ryukyu Kingdom.
It was burnt down three times before the war, and after reconstruction, the main shrine was designated as a national treasure in 1914. However, it was burned down in the Battle of Okinawa during the Pacific War.
Later, the main shrine was restored in 1992, and in 2000, it became the venue for the dinners of the leaders of each country at the Kyushu-Okinawa Summit.
The ruins of the castle are a World Heritage site along with other ruins of a castle called “Gusuku” in the prefecture as a historical heritage showing that Ryukyu as an independent kingdom has developed a unique culture different from the mainland. It is registered.