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Seiden, Shurijo

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 14 November 2008 in Architecture.

Into Shuri castle's forecourt now. Seiden means main hall.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Amazing architecture.

14 Nov 2008 5:27am

@Laurie: It's a great building isn't it Laurie?

standley from Carquefou, France

This is superb Daryl. I love the architecture!

14 Nov 2008 7:09am

@standley: Thanks standley. It's a lovely building isn't it?

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That's a beautiful building. Isn't red unusual for such a building?

14 Nov 2008 7:19am

@Steve Rice: It was pretty common for the Ryukyu kingdom Steve... they weren't Japanese! They had close ties to China (the Chinese Emperor used to crown the Ryukyuan kings).

Luca from Genova, Italy

wonderful colors! and beautiful building!

14 Nov 2008 9:12am

@Luca: Cheers Luca!

FLOOG from United Kingdom

Amazing, spectacular and ornately decorative architecture. A feast of joyous colour. Superb

14 Nov 2008 1:00pm


Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

It is extaordinary, bravo Daryl :)

14 Nov 2008 6:29pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Great detail.

14 Nov 2008 8:05pm

@Twelvebit: Cheers Twelvebit!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Pretty majestic building, wonderful ornate decoration too.

14 Nov 2008 11:24pm

@Observing: Thanks Mike, got some close-ups of some of the decorations coming soon!

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Very interesting building. I like the dragons

15 Nov 2008 3:40am