Kyan Castle
喜屋武城
Uruma, Okinawa
TypeGusuku
Site information
Controlled byŌgawa Aji (14th century-15th century)
 Ryūkyū Kingdom (15th century–1879)
 Empire of Japan (1879–1945)
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United States Military Government of the Ryukyu Islands(1945-1950)
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United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands(1950-1972)
 Japan(1972-present)
Open to
the public
yes
ConditionRuins
Site history
Built byFourth son of Ōgawa Aji
MaterialsRyukyuan limestone, wood

Kyan Castle (喜屋武城, Kyan jō, Okinawan: Chan Gushiku[1]) is a Ryukyuan gusuku in Uruma, Okinawa. It was controlled by the Ōgawa Aji of Agena Castle until it was destroyed by the Ryukyu Kingdom.[2]

References

  1. ^ "チャン". 首里・那覇方言音声データベース (in Japanese).
  2. ^ http://www.lint.ne.jp/~uematsu/kiyan.html