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Shuri Festival, Naha City, Okinawa

Shuri Castle has two major annual festivals. On each of the first three days of the year, a New Year Ceremony is held in the courtyard followed by performances of Ryukyu Dance.  A local woman and man are chosen to play the parts of the Ryukyu King and Queen at the ceremony.

Shuri Castle has two major annual festivals. On each of the first three days of the year, a New Year Ceremony is held in the courtyard followed by performances of Ryukyu Dance. A local woman and man are chosen to play the parts of the Ryukyu King and Queen at the ceremony.

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