Tamagusuku Castle
玉城城
Nanjō, Okinawa
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Tamagusuku arch
TypeGusuku
Site information
Controlled byNanzan (1314–1429)
 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
Builtpre-14th century
MaterialsRyukyuan limestone, wood
Garrison information
OccupantsAji of Tamagusuku Magiri

Tamagusuku Castle (玉城城, Tamagusuku jō, Okinawan: Tamagushiku[1]) is a Ryukyuan gusuku in Nanjō, Okinawa. It is the oldest castle on Okinawa; Chūzan Seikan says it was built by Amamikyu, the creation goddess of the Ryukyuan religion. It was the home of the Aji of Tamagusuku Magiri.

It is located about 700 meters north of Tamagusuku village. The castle is almost a complete ruin and is visited as a sacred grove

References

  1. ^ "タマグシク". 首里・那覇方言音声データベース (in Japanese).

Coordinates: 26°08′39″N 127°46′50″E / 26.14422539003968°N 127.78065609793437°E / 26.14422539003968; 127.78065609793437