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{{nihongo|'''Nakagusuku Castle'''|中城城|Nakagusuku-jō}} is a ''[[gusuku]]'' in the village of [[Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa|Kitanakagusuku]], [[Okinawa Prefecture]], [[Japan]]. It is now in ruins. The legendary Ryukyuan commander, [[Gosamaru]], built the fortress in the early 15th century to defend against attacks from the east by Lord [[Amawari]] of [[Katsuren Castle]]. The six courtyards of this fortress with stacked stone walls make it a prime example of a gusuku.
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{{nihongo|'''Nakagusuku Castle'''|中城城|Nakagusuku-jō}} is a ''[[gusuku]]'' in the village of [[Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa|Kitanakagusuku]], Okinawa Prefecture, [[Japan]]. It is now in ruins. The legendary Ryukyuan commander, [[Gosamaru]], built the fortress in the early 15th century to defend against attacks from the east by Lord [[Amawari]] of [[Katsuren Castle]]. The six courtyards of this fortress with stacked stone walls make it a prime example of a gusuku.
   
 
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== Literature ==
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*{{cite book | title=Japanese Castles| last=Motoo| first=Hinago| date=1986| publisher=Kodansha| location=Tokyo| isbn=0-87011-766-1| page= 200 pages}}
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*{{cite book | title=Japanese Castles| last=Motoo| first=Hinago| year=1986| publisher=Kodansha| location=Tokyo| isbn=0-87011-766-1| page= 200 pages}}
   
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*[http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e7107.html Short history and directions] to Nakagusuku Castle from Japan Guide
 
*[http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e7107.html Short history and directions] to Nakagusuku Castle from Japan Guide
 
*[http://www4.ocn.ne.jp/~knaka/ncastle/ncastlee.html Nakagusuku Castle] site run by Nakamura-ke, located near the gusuku.
 
*[http://www4.ocn.ne.jp/~knaka/ncastle/ncastlee.html Nakagusuku Castle] site run by Nakamura-ke, located near the gusuku.
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Nakagusuku Castle
中城城
Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa, Japan
Nakagusuku Castle40n3104.jpg
Ruins of Nakagusuku castle ( west district )
Type Gusuku
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Built around 1440

Nakagusuku Castle (中城城 Nakagusuku-jō?) is a gusuku in the village of Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It is now in ruins. The legendary Ryukyuan commander, Gosamaru, built the fortress in the early 15th century to defend against attacks from the east by Lord Amawari of Katsuren Castle. The six courtyards of this fortress with stacked stone walls make it a prime example of a gusuku.

Literature

  • Motoo, Hinago (1986). Japanese Castles. Tokyo: Kodansha. p. 200 pages. ISBN 0-87011-766-1. 

External links

Coordinates: 26°17′03″N 127°48′05″E / 26.2842°N 127.801367°E / 26.2842; 127.801367

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