Tamagusuku Castle

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Tamagusuku Castle
玉城城
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
yes
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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