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Goju Ryu as an “Intangible cultural treasure”

Shura Castle has been a major part of Okinawan culture for over six centuries. It was completely destroyed during WWII but rebuilt to almost the exact way it was before. Recently, there was a fire and as you can see, it was lost again. Ironically, I actually toured the castle this past summer and was amazed at the detail work. Every board was designed with an exact purpose and perfectly placed in the precise place where it belonged. The flooring, walls, doors meticulously crafted to be placed in one spot, and one spot only. The design of the halls and pathways inside were designed to lead you to a particular place. The craftsmanship and details we among the best I have ever seen in my lifetime.

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