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Shikinaen is a UNESCO World Heritage site and was the second residence for the Ryukyu royal families.
November 03, 2013 in Japan, Travel | Permalink
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They don't mess around with their roofs do they. I suppose we are used to merely functional structures in the modern world.
November 03, 2013 at 04:57 PM
A lot of residential and commercial buildings have these traditional style roofs in Naha.
November 03, 2013 at 05:45 PM
They're probably my favourite architectural feature.
November 05, 2013 at 12:40 PM
I also like how they incorporate the Shishas (guardian lion dogs) in the architecture there. Sometimes on roofs, elevated on small platforms, but usually at the entrances of buildings.
November 05, 2013 at 01:00 PM
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