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Gushikawa gusuku (Itoman)

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  • Type: Okinawan gusuku
  • Status: Ruins
  • Japanese: 具志川(Gushikawa gusuku)

Gushikawa gusuku is an Okinawan fortress located on a cliff at Kyan-misaki in the city of Itoman in southern Okinawa. It is believed to have been founded by a lord (anji) of a fortress by the same name on the island of Kumejima.

The fortress is surrounded by the sea on three sides; the main gate, constructed of cut stone, faces to the east. Walls of uncut piled rocks divide the site into two enclosures. A natural cavern within the grounds connects directly to the ocean.

References

  • "Gushikawa jôseki." Okinawa konpakuto jiten (沖縄コンパクト事典, "Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia"). Ryukyu Shimpo. 1 March 2003. Accessed 24 May 2011.
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