Tamagusuku Castle

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Tamagusuku Castle
Nanjō, Okinawa
Tamagusuku arch.jpg
Tamagusuku arch
Type Gusuku
Site information
Controlled by Nanzan (1314–1429)
 Ryūkyū Kingdom (15th century–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
Condition Ruins
Site history
Built pre-14th century
Materials Ryukyuan limestone, wood
Garrison information
Occupants Aji of Tamagusuku Magiri

Tamagusuku Castle (玉城城, Tamagusuku jō) is a Ryukyuan gusuku in Nanjō, Okinawa. It is the oldest castle on Okinawa; Chūzan Seikan says it was built by Amamikyu, the creation goddess of the Ryukyuan religion.[1] It was the home of the Aji of Tamagusuku Magiri.


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