中城城Nakagusuku Castle is classified as a mountain castle, and is located in Okinawa Prefecture It is associated with the Eiso clan. Dates in use: 14C - 1548.
A local lord named Amawari was given permission to attack the lord of Nakagusuku, Lord Gosamaru, because the Ryukyu king believed him to be a threat. The supposed threat was in fact a deception & after Gosamaru committed suicide, the king destroyed Amawari.
|Late 14C||The castle was built.|
|1548||The castle was abandoned.|
|2000||Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Okinawa's other significant Gusuku sites.|
|Site||National Historic Site|
|Site||UNESCO World Heritage Site|