Tomigusuku Castle
豊見城城
Tomigusuku, Okinawa
TypeGusuku
Site information
Controlled byNanzan (1400?–1429)
 Ryūkyū Kingdom (1429–1879)
 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
Built1400?
Built byOuouso
In use1400?–early 17th century
MaterialsRyukyuan limestone, wood
Battles/warsWorld War II
Garrison information
OccupantsOuouso, King of Nanzan

Tomigusuku Castle (豊見城城, Tomigusuku jō, Okinawan: Tumigushiku[1]) is a Ryukyuan gusuku in Tomigusuku, Okinawa. It was built in about 1400[2] by Ououso, then King of Nanzan, and is now a ruined castle. The castle is not far off of Highway 58.[3]

World War II

During the Battle of Okinawa, much of the castle ruins were destroyed. In addition, 175 Japanese soldiers committed suicide near Tomigusuku Castle, rather than surrendering to the Allies.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "トゥミグシク". 首里・那覇方言音声データベース (in Japanese).
  2. ^ "Tomigusuku City Tourism Association". Tomigusuku (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  3. ^ "Pacific Stars And Stripes Archives, Sep 21, 1986, p. 41". NewspaperArchive.com. 1986-09-21. Retrieved 2018-08-13.

Coordinates: 26°11′21″N 127°41′06″E / 26.189238673746072°N 127.68503085560607°E / 26.189238673746072; 127.68503085560607