Shureimon Gate, Shuri Castle Park

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Shureimon at the entrance of Shuri Castle Park is often used as the symbol of Okinawa. This gate was build during the reign on King Sho Shin in the 16th century.

The gate was destroyed during the Second World War and reconstructed through local campaigns and support in the 1950s and 60s. It became the first part of the Shuri Castle to be reconstructed, while decades would follow until the rest of the castle was restored.

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Eliseo.mc on September 21, 2013

Kijimuna: buena toma de esta puerta reconstruida, bajo un precioso cielo y con el adorno de la flor en primer plano.

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Saludos de Eliseo.

kijimuna on September 22, 2013

Many thanks to you all Karamel, Mirjana, André, omidka&Arman, Bassam, pappous, sonjamar, Antonio, Peter, Christos, Joanna, Nikolai, Martin, cornleo, elakramine, Peter, Slavonicus, Duc Tu, Nenad Obr, Rudy, Transit_PO, Eliseo for all your kind words, YS and likes.

Best wishes and friendly greetings, Kijimuna

sonjabgd on September 23, 2013

Nice photo,well composed.

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Greetings

AJ30 on October 5, 2013

Great view of the gate, really beautiful composition, LIKE, a nice weekend, greetings!

Tsuru on October 6, 2013

美しい門ですね。ハイビスカスの花とのマッチングも素敵です。

YS+Like ...Greeting Tsuru.ヽ(´ー`)ノ

kijimuna on October 8, 2013

Thank you sonjabgd, for your kind words and the LIKE.

Best wishes, Kijimuna

kijimuna on October 8, 2013

Thank you wilson, for your kind words and the LIKE.

Best wishes, Kijimuna

kijimuna on October 8, 2013

Thank you AJ30, for your compliments and the LIKE.

Best regards, Kijimuna

kijimuna on October 8, 2013

Tsuruさん、お褒めの言葉とYSL ありがとうございます!

直球ストレートでベタな写真でございます(^^)

Best wishes, Kijimuna

Excellent!!!

And of course I Like+ this shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning, greetings and best wishes from Greece-Piraeus.

Sergio Bagna on November 19, 2013

Suuuper!! Big like! Best wishes, Sergio

Arnika1 on December 1, 2013

Beautuful composition, nice shot !!! LIKE. Best wishes from Poland, Joanna

Arnika1 on December 1, 2013

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Photo taken in 1 Chome Shurikinjōchō, Naha-shi, Okinawa-ken 903-0815, Japan

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  • Uploaded on September 11, 2013
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    by kijimuna
    • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
    • Taken on 2013/08/31 13:08:38
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 10.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash

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