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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shuri Castle/Замок Шури

Shuri Castle is a historic landmark of Okinawa. It is several hundred years old, was completely destroyed in 1945 and then rebuilt in 1992.

Замок Шури это один из исторических памятников Окинавы. Он был построен несколько сот лет тому назад, затем полностью уничтожен в 1945 году, и восстановлен в 1992.



When we visited the castle, they were doing some renovations on it. It is stated explicitly that the current version of the castle is not all wood. That, however, does not make the castle any less pretty.

Когда мы были в замке, его ремонтировали. При реставрации замка в 1992 году, внимание уделялось только внешнему виду и внутреннему убранству, но несущие конструкции внутри замка уже были сделаны из металла, об этом написано в путеводителе по замку. Это никоим образом не умаляет красоты строений.

Here are some pictures from inside of the castle. I may have misunderstood something, but it seemed like the first floor was for the king, the second floor was for the queen, and the third floor was used for the ventilation and air conditioning purposes, it had nothing but the polls that hold up the roof.

Вот несколько фотографий сделанных внутри замка. Я может быть чего-то недопонял, но вроде бы как нижний этаж был для короля, второй этаж был для королевы, а третий этаж был для вентиляции и кондиционирования воздуха, на нем ничего не было кроме столбов, поддерживающих крышу.




The following picture shows the original walls of the castle. The re-built castle is raised up above the level of the original castle.

Здесь видны стены старого замка. Новый замок строили над основанием старого, поэтому видно что было раньше.


Here is a little model of the New Year's ceremony.

Вот реконструкция церемонии встречи нового года.


And this is how they used to greet the newly chosen emperor. Not Japan, but the Ryukyu kingdom. It used to be independent but then Japan annexed it.

А вот так проводилась церемония приветствия нового императора. Не Японии, а королевства Рюкю. Королевство Рюкю раньше было само по себе, но затем Япония его к себе присоединила.


Old clock.

Часы.


View from the castle's walls.

Вид со стен замка.


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