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SHURI CASTLE

Carpenters and others in traditional attire perform a ritual in Naha on Monday to mark the completion of the framework of Shuri Castle's main hall.
JAPAN
May 27, 2024
Ceremony held for restoration of Shuri Castle in Okinawa
Carpenters and others dressed in traditional attire performed a ritual to mark the installation of the ridge beam on the roof.
Artist Mitsuo Miyagi talks about the plan to make a giant shiisā statue in Okinawa Prefecture using damaged tiles from the fire-ravaged Shuri Castle.
JAPAN
May 2, 2024
10-meter lion statue to be built in Okinawa with burned Shuri Castle tiles
The project aims to foster remembrance of the castle, which suffered significant damage in a fire in October 2019, using the prefecture's mythical symbol.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida listens to explanations about the rebuilding process at Shuri Castle in Naha on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 26, 2023
Kishida says Japan will draw up measures to combat overtourism
Addressing concerns about issues caused by the concentration of tourists is an "important task for the government," Kishida told reporters in Naha.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 31, 2022
Fire drill conducted on third anniversary of Shuri Castle blaze in Okinawa
A ceremony for the start of the castle's reconstruction will be held Thursday, with the work scheduled to end in 2026.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 3, 2021
Fire-hit Shuri Castle re-created in miniature form at theme park
A 2019 fire destroyed a large portion of the compound including the main buildings.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Okinawa
Nov 27, 2020
Hurdles remain for government plan to rebuild Shuri Castle by 2026
Since the blaze, a large number of problems have surfaced, such as securing the wood to rebuild, ownership of the castle and an insurance shortfall.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2020
Parts of Okinawa's Shuri Castle to reopen to public after fire
Visitors will be able to see restoration work ongoing in other parts of the castle complex from an observation deck behind the Seiden main hall.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 27, 2020
Japan government aims to restore Okinawa's gutted Shuri Castle by 2026
The government on Friday decided it would aim to restore the gutted Shuri Castle in Okinawa by 2026, with full-fledged reconstruction to begin in 2022.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2020
Volunteers pitch in to help restore gutted Shuri Castle in Okinawa
Volunteers joined in Monday to help with the reconstruction of the historic Shuri Castle, an Okinawa landmark destroyed by fire last year, cleaning the distinctive red roof tiles that are to be used in the restoration.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 31, 2020
Fire at Okinawa's Shuri Castle barely damaged original ruins
The agency told UNESCO that damage to the ruins of the original Shuri Castle accounts for only 0.05 percent of the area covered by the World Heritage sites.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League / J. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK
Jan 22, 2020
Hajime Moriyasu running out of time to right Olympic ship
With just half a year to go until the Summer Olympics, Japan head coach Hajime Moriyasu is running out of time and sympathy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 20, 2020
After devastating Shuri Castle fire, World Heritage temple in Nara holds drill
A fire drill was held Monday at the World Heritage-listed Yakushiji temple in the city of Nara.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 29, 2019
Okinawa's Shuri Castle to rise from ashes in virtual resurrection
Rei Kawakami was on a train to the airport after a conference in Seoul in October when she heard about the fire engulfing Shuri Castle in Okinawa.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2019
Japan to boost protection of cultural properties after Okinawa and Paris blazes
The culture agency decided on a five-year plan to enhance the protection of cultural properties against fire, following a blaze that destroyed Okinawa's Shuri Castle.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 15, 2019
Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko visit the main war dead memorial in Okinawa
Crown Prince Akishino and his wife, Crown Princess Kiko, visited Peace Memorial Park in the city of Itoman, Okinawa Prefecture, on Saturday, laying flowers at the National Okinawa War Dead Mausoleum within the park.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 3, 2019
Japan to launch panel to draw up restoration plans for Okinawa's Shuri Castle
The government plans to advance reconstruction efforts for fire-damaged Shuri Castle in Okinawa Prefecture by establishing a council of experts who were involved in the restoration of the castle in 1992.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Okinawa
Nov 22, 2019
Shuri Castle fire threatens Okinawa's tourism and traditional crafts industries
A predawn fire that destroyed much of Shuri Castle in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, has shocked the local tourism industry and associations of traditional Ryukyu Kingdom crafts, raising alarm about the loss of the historic attraction and potential harm to the prefecture's ability to promote its culture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 7, 2019
Okinawa government to launch panel on restoring gutted Shuri Castle
A week after a fire gutted the historic Shuri Castle in Okinawa, Gov. Denny Tamaki said Thursday that the local government will set up a panel of experts from various fields and a task force dedicated to drafting a restoration plan by 2022.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 6, 2019
Electrical fault could have caused inferno at Okinawa's Shuri Castle, police say
A problem with electrical equipment in the main hall might have caused the fire last week that destroyed Shuri Castle, a symbol of Okinawa located at a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 4, 2019
Crowdfunding drive in Japan to help rebuild Okinawa's Shuri Castle raises over ¥250 million
A total of more than ¥250 million has been donated by more than 18,000 people to a crowdfunding campaign set up by the city of Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, to help rebuild Shuri Castle after it was destroyed by fire last week.

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