Uegusuku Castle
宇江城城
Kumejima, Okinawa
TypeGusuku
Site information
Controlled by Ryūkyū Kingdom (16th 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
Built15th century
MaterialsRyukyuan limestone, wood
Garrison information
OccupantsAji of Kume

Uegusuku Castle (宇江城城, Uegusuku jō, Okinawan: Wiigushiku[1]) is a Ryukyuan gusuku in Kumejima, Okinawa, on Kume Island.[2] It was the home to the Aji of Kume Magiri before the 16th century.[3] It is now a ruined castle.

References

  1. ^ "ウィーグシク". 首里・那覇方言音声データベース (in Japanese).
  2. ^ Martin, Benjamin. "Uegusuku Castle Ruins". kumeguide.com. Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  3. ^ "Okinawa Travel: Kumejima Island". www.japan-guide.com. Retrieved 2018-08-12.