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Seifa Utaki, Okinawa, Japan photo
Seifa Utaki, Okinawa

Seifa-utaki is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu" in Nanjo, Okinawa

Seifa Utaki in Chinen Village is the most sacred site in Okinawa.

A legend of the origin of the Ryukyus holds that the first of all gods, Tedako (god of the sun), ordered two gods to land on the islands and organize them as nations. The first thing they did during this process was to establish sacred sites, one of which was Seifa Utaki.

SOURCE: Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau, courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.



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