Sunday, September 2, 2012

Japan: Shuri-Jo Castle.

The card shows Shuri-jô castle which was built in the second half of the 14th century, was the main castle of the kings of Chûzan and, after unification, of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The hill on which it stands dominates Naha City and its port. It is divided into inner and outer enclosures, conforming with the topography. The castle's enclosure walls, built with random bonding of coralline limestone, extend over 1,080 m.

Thanks to Kyoto 348.

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