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守礼門 Shureimon

Kinjo-cho, Shuri, Naha City

The second gate of Shurijo Castle comes into view soon as one enters Shurijo Castle Park. The term “shurei” means “observing propriety.” The plaque on the gate is inscribed with the four Chinese characters that read “Land of Propriety,” or Shurei-no-kuni. This beautiful layered gate still conveys the spirit of Ryukyu and serves as a demonstration of courtesy.

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