勝連城Katsuren Castle is classified as a mountain castle, and is located in Okinawa Prefecture It is associated with the Eiso clan. Dates in use: 13C - 1458.
Research at the site of Katsuren Castle indicate the fortifications had been expanded upon over a long period of time. Many examples of roof tiles & Chinese porcelain have also been excavated suggesting the castle played a role in foreign trade.
The castle is located on a hill facing the vastness of the Pacific ocean. The main enclosure measures 140 metres from East to West & 85 metres from North to South.
|13C||The castle was built for the lord of the area, Katsuren Anji.|
|1458||The lord of this castle made an attempt to attack the King's castle of Shuri but was crushed.|
|2000||Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Okinawa's other significant Gusuku sites.|
|Site||National Historic Site|
|Site||UNESCO World Heritage Site|