On the east side, bordered by the Seiden, was Ouchibara, a private area for the king and his kin. This was where many of the female court attendants were, with the queen directing in the strict hierarchy of the ladies-in-waiting. Shukujunmon was the gate that led to the "inner" world where everything was managed exclusively by women.


  • Title: Ouchibara
  • Location: Shurijo Castle Park
  • Original Source: Shurijo Castle Park
  • Rights: Okinawa Churashima Foundation

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