It's another beautiful day. Spring in the tropics is like summer.
After breakfast, took a walk around Shuri Castle. The main building, South and North buildings, and seven other buildings were lost by a fire of unknown cause at the end of October 2019 and are being rebuilt, but the old castle town is of course still standing. The Shuri Town MAP lists a small wine shop "Granato" and "Kinjo-machi Cobblestone Street" that visited the other day.
Shureimon Gate at the entrance to Shuri Castle.
Kofukumon Gate. Beyond this is Hoshinmon Gate and Main building and Sourh and North building lost in fire.
View to the southeast from Shuri Castle. The Zuisen Brewery was seen. This prestigious brewery was founded in 1887 under Shuri Castle during the Ryukyu Kingdom era. The brewery was named after the spring water near the Zuisenmon Gate of Shuri Castle. Had a chance to visit the brewery last time.
The north side of Shuri Castle used to be the commercial area. "WOLF BRÄU" is located on Ryutan Street along Ryutan Pond. It is an authentic German-style craft beer made by a German brewer in Shuri, which has long been known as a place for Awamori liquor. Using only malt, pop, and yeast as ingredients, they brew authentic craft beer with natural flavors of the ingredients.
On the way, stopped at a Ryukyu dyeing store called "Shuri Ryuzome". The shop staff explained that this is where Chuzanmon Gate, the entrance to Shuri Castle, used to be located. They create arts by using "Bingata", one of the most famous traditional dyeing techniques in Okinawa, and coral printing. The collection of coral fossils is currently prohibited, and this is the only place where you can enjoy the coral patterns. In Okinawa, coral has been used since ancient times to pray for prosperity of descendants, longevity, and family happiness. It looks like a Hawaiian "Honu".
Back at the hotel, enjoyed welcome drinks, Orion Draught Beer, again.
Bought Sicilian bio wines from "Granato", a red wine of Nero D'avola and Flappato, a white wine of Grillo and Viognie. At Granato the staff was very polite and had a good sense of what they were selling. Highly recommended.
Sunset time in the room. The sunset was beautiful again today.
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