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Okinawa, Naha. Mausoleum Tamaudun, Chinese Garden Fukushuen

Nefer • 4 minutes read • October 2nd, 2016
In the photo, there’s a stone gate Sonohyan-utaki, an object of the UNESCO cultural heritage. Behind, there’s a sacred place where the prayer ceremonies were held before leaving the King outside the castle. The gate is made of coral limestone and show a laying of that time. It was open only for the king, and nowadays the doors are locked. During the Battle of

Okinawa

, the gate was seriously damaged, but it was restored in 1957. In the distance, one can see another important monument - Shuri gate.
1okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg
2okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg3okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpgHere’s a rear view of

Shureimon

.
4okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpgShureimon gate was destroyed during the Battle of Okinawa at the end of the Second World War. Here you can see it after the reconstruction.
5okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg6okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpgShuri Gate is a symbol of Japan. They are depicted on the bank note of 2,000 yen.
7okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpgA little further, there’s Tamaudun mausoleum - also a UNESCO World Heritage.
8okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpgAdmission is about 3 USD (as of 2015). For comparison, a ticket to

Shuri Castle

is 8 USD (as of 2015).
9okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpgTamaudun is a place of burial of the royal family. Eighteen governors, along with their wives and children were buried in three mausoleums. Buildings had also suffered during the war, but the graves and the remains were left unharmed.
10okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg11okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg12okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg13okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg14okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpgThat’s all. So I took a walk further. The road went downhill.
15okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg16okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpgThis is Okinawan street art.
17okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpgOn the map it was marked as Shurikannondo.
18okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg19okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpgFinally, I walked around the Chinese garden Fukushuen. The park was built in 1992 by design of the Chinese, and dedicated to 10-year-old friendly relations between the cities of Naha and Fuzhou.
20okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpgThere are traditional waterfalls and pavilions. The way goes along the pathways and galleries around the pond.
21okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg22okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg23okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg24okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg25okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg26okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg27okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg28okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg29okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpgThis is a machine, where you can buy food for the fish!
30okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg31okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg32okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg33okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg34okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpg35okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpgThe park is small enough.
36okinawa-naha-mausoleum-tamaudun-chinese-garden-fukushuen.jpgThe entrance to the park is free. This makes it an attractive tourist attraction and a good place for a walk.
Author: Nefer
Source: neferjournal.livejournal.com
Translated by: Zoozi

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