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Japan, Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu

 Posted by , last edited on December 17, 2013 at 05:35:43

Location Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates N26 12 31 E127 40 58
Property 55 ha
Date of Inscription 2000

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/972 )

Five hundred years of Ryukyuan history (12th-17th century) are represented by this group of sites and monuments. The ruins of the castles, on imposing elevated sites, are evidence for the social structure over much of that period, while the sacred sites provide mute testimony to the rare survival of an ancient form of religion into the modern age. The wide- ranging economic and cultural contacts of the Ryukyu Islands over that period gave rise to a unique culture.

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Tamaudun Shuri Castle Katsuren gusuku

List of sites

  • Tamaudun (玉陵 Tamaudun), Naha-shi, Okinawa-ken
  • Sonohyan-utaki Ishimon (園比屋武御嶽石門 Sonohyan-utaki Ishimon, Okinawan: Sunuhwan-utaki), Naha-shi, Okinawa-ken
  • Nakijin Castle Site (今帰仁城跡 Nakijin-jō ato, Okinawan: Nachizin Gusiku), Nakijin-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa-ken
  • Zakimi Castle Site (座喜味城跡 Zakimi-jō ato, Okinawan: Zachimi Gusiku), Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa-ken
  • Katsuren Castle Site (勝連城跡跡 Katsuren-jō ato, Okinawan: Kacchin Gusiku), Katsuren, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa-ken
  • Nakagusuku Castle Site (中城城跡 Nakagusuku-jō ato, Okinawan: Nakagusiku Gusiku), Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa-ken
  • Shuri Castle Site (首里城跡 Shuri-jō ato, Okinawan: Sui Gusiku), Naha-shi, Okinawa-ken
  • Shikinaen (識名園 Shikinaen), Naha-shi, Okinawa-ken
  • Sefa-utaki (斎場御嶽 Seefa-utaki), Nanjō-shi, Okinawa-ken

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