Traditional Okinawa Village and Omoro Arboretum

Elevated granary of Okinawa

The size of elevated granaries can be compared by the number of pillars.

There are three types of granaries, the so called elevated granary, the raised floor style granary seen on Hateruma Island, and the ground granary. The elevated granary has its floor raised high for good ventilation and as a countermeasure against moisture. There is also a board installed on the top portion of the pillars as a guard against rats, all of which is planned for preserving crops. The pillars, four, six, or nine depending on the size of the building, are circular and the floor is built on top of them. A hipped roof made of grass or bamboo is built over it.

Location within the park