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Shurijo Castle Festival

The Winds of the Ryukyu Kingdom Period

This event celebrates the colorful cultures from the Ryukyu Dynasty and will feature Ryukyu Buyo dancing that was born and developed at Shurijo Castle in the Traditional Performing Arts Banquet, and the Lighting of the Bridge of Nations will embrace the venue in a warm, mystical light.

Ryukyu Dynasty Emaki Gyoretsu Parade

Ryukyu Dynasty Emaki Gyoretsu Parade

A great Emaki Gyoretsu procession of the Ryukyu Kingdom will be reenacted with all its glory.
A grand recreation of a Ryukyuan procession with the king and queen, followed by traditional performance artists and others, making up a total of 700 people in the procession that speaks of the historical tales of Ryukyu.

Ryukyu Dynasty Emaki Gyoretsu ParadeRyukyu Dynasty Emaki Gyoretsu Parade

Date

October 27 (Sun), 2019

Time

12:30 to 14:30

Location

Kokusai Street, Naha City

See Video

Shurijo Castle Festival Ryukyu Dynasty Gyoretsu Parade
Introduction Video (Digest)

Video Time: Approx. 3 min.  ©Shurijo Castle Park

Ryukyu Dynasty Festival Shuri Koshiki Gyoretsu

Ryukyu Dynasty Festival Shuri Koshiki Gyoretsu

The Koshiki Gyoretsu is a traditional procession and reenactment of the king’s first visit to the three temples located near Shurijo Castle on the third day of the New Year, which was one of the visits that the Ryukyu king made. This event is a fascinating reenactment of the king’s visits to the three temples near Shurijo Castle to pray for peace and order in his kingdom and for abundant harvests.

Ryukyu Dynasty Festival Shuri Koshiki Gyoretsu

Date

November 3 (Sat), 2019

Time

12:50 to 15:30

Location

Hoshinmon-Shureimon-Ryutan Dori Street

See Video

Ryukyu Dynasty Festival Shuri Koshiki Gyoretsu
Introduction Video (Digest)

Video Time: Approx. 3 min.  ©Shurijo Castle Park

Lighting of the Bridge of Nations

Many lights (candles) light up the park paths to create a fantastic atmosphere within the Shurijo Castle Park at night.
We hope you will enjoy an evening stroll at Shurijo Castle among the candlelight during this special event.

万国津梁の灯火

Date

November 2 (Sat) & 3 (Sun), 2019

Time

17:00 to 21:00

Location

Shurijo Castle Park, Front of Shureimon, Kankaimon-Kofukumon, Kobikimon-Madama Michi, and vicinity of Ryutan