Nakagusuku ( is a 中城村 Nakagusuku-son, Okinawan: Nakagushiku) village located in Nakagami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
As of 2008, the village has an estimated
population of 16,462 and a density of 1,065 persons per km². The total area is 15.46 km².
The ruins of a fine
gusuku (Ryukyuan castle), Nakagusuku, are in this village.
The village character (Mascot) is
Gosamaru, who was the most famous resident of the castle. He holds a battle fan in one hand, and a carrot in the other. Nakagusuku village is famous for its almost white carrots, which are a point of civic pride.
Village events [ edit ]
On the fourth Sunday of every month there is a small Farmer's Market only for old and young people to participate in. It usually has 4-10 vendors at the Yoshinoura park. Time is from 9:00am to Noon.
Once a year in October the village hosts its Matsuri (festival) on the castle grounds. Local music and dance are performed, and food, games and beer is available from vendors.
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