Saturday, November 2, 2019

Shuri Castle Burns

Okinawa's Shuri Castle was destroyed by fire this week. This was the residence of the king of Okinawa until the kingdom was absorbed by Japan in 1879. Some news accounts are saying this  building dated to the 15th century, but really it was almost entirely destroyed during World War II and rebuilt thereafter, a process not completed until the 1990s. Since then it has been part of a university campus.

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