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In the 14th Century 'Gusuku' Fortresses Were Home to Fierce Chieftains


Offbeat  (tags: Okinawa, kingdom, gusuku, castles, fortresses, Ryokyu Kingdom, battle, 14th century, world heritage, culture )

Naoko
- 3429 days ago - asahi.com
Old castles or fortresses in Okinawa have traditionally been called gusuku. They were the residences of chiefs of small kingdoms that fought fiercely during the14th century. These battles eventuary led to establishment of the Ryuku Kingdom, which



   

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Past Member (0)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 6:32 am
That's one of the things I like about Japan - how past and present manage to fit very well together, How you can find old temples in the middle of huge cities. You also have a very interesting History I have to say, very very rich and interesting! :D
 
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