Last weekend, I visited the ruins of Katsuren Castle.
According to the history, Katsuren Castle was built on a large hill of Ryukyuan limestone, 98 meters (322 ft) above sea level on the Katsuren Peninsula. With the Pacific Ocean on two sides, it is also called the “Ocean Gusuku”. Its “golden age” was in the mid-15th century, under the powerful Aji of Katsuren, Amawari. The castle was destroyed in 1458 by the Ryukyuan army.
During my visit there. I focused on the construction system and details of the castle. I cannot imagine how the people on that era built this castle. It was very amazing. As you can see on the photos, stones are set perfectly with each other. And the patterns that was created are nice and beautiful.
The place is also relaxing, because on the top of the castle you can see how beautiful Okinawa is. The views are breathtaking, specially the sunset.🌅
Ruins like this signifies the beauty of human-made architecture.⛩️