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The Busena Terrace

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Ocean view from the terrace



Okinawa Summit

There is "Bankoku-shinryo-kan" in this site. You know "Bankoku-shinryo-kan" is the place that Okinawa Summit was held in July 2000. This reception hall is named after "Bridge of National Bell" of Syuri-jo Castle.

Okinawa Summit

This inscription means; "Located between Korea, China and Japan, the Kingdom of the Ryukyus is a beautiful nation in the southern seas. With it's ships, the Kingdom serves as a bridge between the nations, and thus abounds with exotic products and treasures."


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Underwater Observatory

Sunset

Sun goes down to the observation Tower in the sea



Fish
inside of the tower



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Manzamo

Manzamo

"Manzamo" result from that;

Once upon a time the king said "This landscape is worth enough to sit the millions."


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Sea-grapes

Sea-grapes

"Sea-grape " is seaweeds, another name is "Green caviar"


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Urasoe Art Museum

Urasoe Art Museum

Urasoe Laquerwares Museum



Urasoe Art Museum

Trade map in 14-16 century
The Ryukyu laquerwares stand out conspicuously among the artistic culture of Okinawa.

This museum places the focus on the laquerwares and directs our attention toward cultural exchanges with the neighboring countries, which were involved in the development of the Ryukyuan laquerwares.



The Ryukyu Kingdom's unique culture began to take shape in the 15 century upon unification. Tribute-paying to China as well as trade and cultural exchange with Korea, Japan, and various southeast Asian countries also began.

The Ryukyus received exceptional treatment from China, and many aspects of Chinese civilization, including laquerware, reached the shores of the Ryukyu Islands.

- Urasoe Art Museum -





Opening hours : 09:00-17:00
Closed : Monday, the day after national holidays (including June 24)

Admission Fee : Adult 150 yen , Student ( High School ) 100 yen ,
Child ( Grades 1-9 ) 50 yen



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