The New Year's ceremony performed in the Una forecourt involved the king and his officers, all in formal costume, lighting incense and making obeisance in a northerly direction toward the Imperial Palace in Beijing from in front of an altar set in front of the Hokuden. The king would then take a seat in the Karahafu room on the second floor of the Seiden Main Hall, whereupon the officials would make solemn obeisance to him from the forecourt.


  • Title: New Year's ceremony
  • Location: Shurijo Castle Park
  • Original Source: Shurijo Castle Park
  • Rights: Okinawa Churashima Foundation
  • External Link: Video

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