Shurijo castle

Walked up to monorail station to get to Shurijo castle – there are Shisa everywhere to protect. The female is always on the left with her mouth closed, and the male on the right open-mouthed

Then onto the tiniest monorail ever

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Okinawa is part of Ryukyu islands which until about 1900 was a kingdom with Shurijo castle the seat of the king

This is how it would have been with courtiers

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Then onto the kings mausoleum Tamaudun

 

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