Monday, June 10, 2013

5 Views of a Sacred Site on Sesoko Island Okinawa


There are hundreds of sacred sites (Utaki) on the island of Okinawa.

The stonework of the walls and steps here resemble that of a castle so, this one is very old.


With no one worshiping, it was a good time to take photos from several angles.

Notice, there are two separate structures.


The building in the back has an unusual ornament on the tiled roof.


 Here is a view, looking through the first building at the locked entrance to the second one.


Down the road, to the right, you can see both buildings are up on a hill.

The Ryukyu Islands have a fascinating history and culture.

It could take a non-native 100 years to understand it all.

Be patient.  I'm working on it.




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