While in Okinawa, we spent some time exploring the historic World Heritage site of a great old Ryukyuan castle or fortress, construction began in the 13th century and was completed in the 15th century - Nakijin Gusuku.
What beautiful and spacious grounds it contains! I'll be posting a few more shots of this wonderful castle/fortress throughout the rest of this week.
What you see here looks like an open field. But those little posts all over sort of mark places where smaller homes for nobility used to stand (inside the castle's safe stone walls). The body of water you can see in the mid-background is a part of the East China Sea.