Sunday, May 13, 2012

Then and Now Photos: Shureimon (守礼門) a Torii in Okinawa

This photo of Shureimon ( 守礼門 ) often called the Shuri Castle Gate, was taken in the 1960's.

Here is a photo of the Torii at Shuri Castle taken May 12, 2012.

The first photo was taken with color slide film and provided by Donn Cuson at

Visit his link above to see the original color print along with hundreds of other photos showing 

Okinawa, Japan as it looked during the last Century. 

More Then and Now Photos


Map It! Okinawa said...

Beautiful Mike!!!!!!!!

Ryukyu Ruuuu

Unknown said...

Excellent, I agree with the above poster :) !

RyukyuMike said...

Thank you !

RyukyuMike said...

The original color print was excellent but, aged over tome the color slides become corroded and deteriorate. Good reason to digital scan, everything.

RyukyuMike said...

That's exactly what happened and the reason I chose to go B&W for this.
Once those old photos get beyond a certain point, there's no way to make them look presentable.

Unknown said...

Thank you for answer/replies :) ! And I hope you had a good 4th!

RyukyuMike said...

Everyday above ground is a good one, to me!