Nago Castle

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Coordinates: 26°35′15″N 127°58′45″E / 26.5875758°N 127.9792328°E / 26.5875758; 127.9792328

Nago Castle
名護城
Nago, Okinawa
Nago-jyo Park Sakura.JPG
Nago Castle today
TypeGusuku
Site information
Controlled byHokuzan (14th century–1416)
 Ryūkyū Kingdom (1416–1879)
 Empire of Japan (1879–1945)
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg United States Military Government of the Ryukyu Islands(1945-1950)
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svgUnited States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands(1950-1972)
 Japan(1972-present)
Open to
the public
yes
ConditionRuins
Site history
Builtearly 14th century
In useearly 14th century–1609
MaterialsRyukyuan limestone, wood
Battles/warsInvasion of Hokuzan
Garrison information
OccupantsAji of Nago Magiri

Nago Castle (名護城, Nago jō, Okinawan: Nagu gushiku) is a Ryukyuan gusuku in Nago, Okinawa.[1] It was built in the 14th century[2] and served as the home of the Aji of Nago Magiri. In 1416, the army of Chūzan, led by Shō Hashi, attacked and captured the castle during the invasion of Hokuzan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""The Nangusuku Castle Site Ruins in Nago City"". www.mapitokinawa.com. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  2. ^ "Nago Castle Ruins - Historical Sights Okinawa Japan". www.okinawa-information.com. Retrieved 2018-07-14.

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