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Nakijin Castle [1/3] I went over the wall to draw a curve beautifully.

Nakijin Castle [1/3] I went over the wall to draw a curve beautifully.

Nakijin Castle is a stone castle that remains in the northern part of the former Ryukyu Country (now Okinawa). In the 14th century, the Ryukyu kingdom was the “Sanzan theoretical era” in which the three major forces of Kitayama Nakayama Namsan fought, and Nakijin Castle was the castle of Kitayama King. However, Kitayama was ruined by the attack of King Nakayama Wang in circa 1416, and it becomes the castle of the jailer that King Nakayama dispatched thereafter. In 1609, it was said that the Satsuma Army was in flames during the invasion of the Ryukyu. The walls of a beautiful stone wall that draw a big curve are characteristic. It was greatly damaged, but the excavation and maintenance were done gradually. It is designated as a World Heritage site in a set with other island GSK etc.

Basic Data >
Name: Nakijin Castle (Wikipedia)
● Location: Nakijin-mura, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa ( map )
● Built-in: Kitayama Wang/Hisashi Takashi
● Castle: 14th century? Circa 1422
-Remains: stone wall, gate, Onutaki Trail
● Information: Nakijin Castle ruins official site

Link: Visit to Nakijin Castle, one , two , three .

Visit >

2 hours by express bus from Naha Bus terminal. To “Nakijin Castle ruins” in the back a little more of Churaumi aquarium. It is very obfuscated, and it reads “No dust”. Sanzan theoretical-the castle ruins of the Ryukyu Dynasty era were called “GSK”, and it was not only a military base but also a building, a political agency, and a religious institution (Holy Land).

A flashy huge signboard is erected at the entrance to Nakijin GSK. I wonder if the original was only a small monument on the right, now there is a flashy huge billboard on the front. Turn right here and proceed straight to the parking lot of Nakijin GSK.

A flashy huge signboard of Nakijin castle ruins. The English notation on the signboard has become a Nakijin-jo in the beginning when reading, and having written that it is badburn. I wonder whether it is good either.

To the ticket office in front of the parking lot. Nakijin-mura GSK Exchange center. There are 100 Meijo stamps and brochures here, so let’s not forget. The admission ticket is bought here, and adult 400 yen ya. The red tile is Okinawa-ish.

Park Guide map that stood near the exchange center. The map in the vicinity of the parking lot does not have the map of the important GSK. I wonder if GSK is a park (parking lot). It seems to be able to go to GSK direction if the road with the model is advanced to the back from the interchange center.

Let’s go across the road to the castle ruins model. The an appearance of the green looks in the back of the big model. A large amount of electric wire crawling in the air is worrisome.

It was in front of the castle ruins model, the Nakijin Castle explanation board. The drawing was on, but it was quite difficult to understand. The green of the figure is in the castle, and the circle of the stone wall of the Ishigaki continues vertically. If you say Japanese style castle, “Ren Guo type”?

A huge castle model. The red circle is here, and the interior of the wall of the shape like the pointed star shape that is indeed characteristic is “outline”, the left side of the castle gate “Ohba” is the right recess [CASAF], further back [Ohba] [Miuchihara] in the back, “main Guo” in the back, further to the innermost part ” Shikeishin gate Guo “continues.

From the other side of the castle ruins model. The lower part of the place is the Shikeishin gate Guo. On top of that, “Lord Guo” is the highest part.

The whole picture is quoted from the pamphlet. The route described by the Red line becomes a stroll course. Go to the back in a straight line from the GSK Exchange center. By the way, Ohsumi was forbidden.

I crossed the wall like the Star form, and went to the outline. The characteristic stone wall seems to have been broken except the circumference, and only the surrounding part remains. The high stone wall which looks in the right back is the outer edge of Ohsumi.

After a while, the castle ruins monument was seen. Between the two castle ruins? It was not possible to pass it by the road. A spot for commemorative photography? To the back, I go around the left side.

World Heritage Registration is not a single GSK, but is registered in the Ryukyu Kingdom as a set of GSK and related heritage groups. There are a lot of these recently. The notation called Nakijin-Jo Site would be a World heritage registered notation. The map with a photo of the lower right is included in GSK ruins group. There is considerably. In addition to the three hundred castles in GSK, Katsuren and Zakimi are five. There are nine other places, including the Utaki related to Shuri.

Another, there was an explanation panel at the time of 1978, but it was decaying and could not read. National Historic Sites. By the way, it became a World Heritage site in 2000.

To the castle from the “Pingro gate” in the back of the castle ruins monument. The beautiful stone wall that draws the curve is in front of my eyes. There was a tower or a clay fence on this, or there was no imagination at all. The back of the right is Pingro gate.

The outer wall of Osumi. Beautiful. Oosumi outer wall is decided to look a little more slowly on the way back, first from the Pingro gate inside.

This is the Pingro gate. The front was being excavated and the Itabashi was built. I take a peek at the excavation from the bridge.

The scene of the excavation investigation of the Pingro gate. The stone pavement is coming out from the ground. It is said that there is a possibility that it is the ruins before the Nakijin castle. Expected to be investigated in the future.

The current cobblestone path was restored to the Showa era (the Ryukyu government). The original stone pavement was found below it. It’s like a big road in the castle. In the future, the stone pavement of the real castle ruins found from below will be developed.

Go to the Pingro gate. The Japanese style castle is called “Burial Gate”. Two holes are opened to the side of the gate so that a gun have no confidence seems to be more likely to be seen. The gun-gap, which is opened directly on the stone wall, is actually seen in Japanese-style castles (e.g., the double gap between Hirado Castle ).

The gun-eye part of the Pingro gate. By the way, the Pingro gate was restored in 1962.

It sees from the inside beyond the Pingro gate. A small small room is opened in front of the gun. The top of the gate was also a wall of stone walls, and soldiers were able to wait.

A small room with a gun on the inside of the flat gate. The heavens are boulders! Oh, yes. Looking at the previous photo, three boulders, including the gate, are embedded in the ceiling.

The stone steps at the top of the flat gate. The entrance is blocked, and it cannot be made up.

The cobblestone path from the Pingro gate to the back is known as “753 stairs.” Right and left are cherry blossom trees. This road is not the remains of Nakijin Castle, but the road that was maintained under the U.S. military rule after the war. It is said that the road at that time (old road) remains separately.

The left side of the road is called Osumi. It is prohibited to go to the place where the maintenance is not progressing yet, and the stone etc. roll in clutter.

Osumi Explanatory board. It is assumed that it was a training ground of the castle soldiers. It is said that there is a “loophole” which can find a large number of horse bones and go out of the castle. Because the excavation was not carried out, it might not be able to enter. Hope to see you again.

753 stairs. On the right, the part of the stone seen in the back of the Cherry blossoms is “old road”. It is no use climbing stairs after the war, so head towards the old road.

To the right by straying from the cobblestone path. The back is the old road.

On the right side of the old road, there is a fairly recessed guo surrounded by masonry walls. It seems to be impossible to get off here. According to the map of the pamphlet, it is a place called “Curzov”.

CURZAF Description Board. It is a wall that piled up the stone wall directly to bedrock.

I looked down at the top of the car. It was not the one to get off from here, and it was a protective wall for not letting the enemy who came from there enter. Is the scaffolding being organized for excavation, or is it a construction to prevent collapse?

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Date of Visit: February, 2015
Photographic equipment: FUJIFILM X-M1 + XF10-24mmF4
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