Welcome to Shuri-jo

The entry is graded by a she-sa

The entry is graded by a she-sa

Shuri-jo Shrine: The equivalent of the Emperor’s Palace in Tokyo, Shuri-jo was the residence of the king of the Ryukyu Kingdom. It has the information posted on the entry,

 “Rejecting all weapons, the Ryukyuans welcomed all who come to their shores with heartfelt sincerity and the utmost courtesy.” 

The message sums up the Okinawan culture from long ago and how it has overcome its turbulent and troublesome history.

Ongoing restorations

Ongoing restorations

The Shurijo Castle has brilliant colors and stylish structures of the Ryukyu architecture. 

Throne room

Throne room

The King's seat is restored from pictures and references of the place used by King Sho Shim who ruled from 1477 to 1526. Various ceremonies and celebrations were held here, by the King's throne. In appearance, it looks very similar to Buddhist temples with a formal atmosphere. 

Here some more images of the area.