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For the album by Misako Odani of the same name, see Utaki (album).

Utaki (御嶽) is an Okinawan term for a sacred place. Although the term utaki is used throughout the Okinawa region, the terms suku and on are heard in the Miyako and Yaeyama regions respectively. Utaki are usually located on the outskirts of villages and are places for the veneration of gods and ancestors. Most gusuku have places of worship, and it is theorized that the origins of both gusuku and utaki are closely related.

Important Utaki[edit]