In 1404 the Sappou, Coronation Ceremony, which was the enthronement ritual held during the days of the Ryukyu Kingdom, took place for the first time. This event revives this Sapposhi Ceremony — one of the Ryukyu Kingdom’s biggest ceremonies. A re-enactment of the Sapposhi Parade, a procession of envoys sent by the Chinese emperor that proceeded from Tenshi-kan (the accommodation facility for the envoys) in Naha City to Shurijo Castle, takes place preceding the ceremony.
Date: Oct. 31 (Sat), 2015
Place: From Shureimon Gate to Shicha-nu-Una in Shurijo Castle Park’s free area
Sappou, Coronation Ceremony
Place: Una courtyard in front of Shurijo Seiden *Admission required to watch the ceremony in the Una courtyard.