Los Angeles: Okinawa Association begins fund drive for the restoration of the Shuri Castle

Aerial view of Shuri Castle before the fire. (Source: ShurijŇć Castle Park Facebook page)

Forwarded for the Okinawa Association of America

Shuri Castle, a World Heritage Site landmark, was ravaged by fire during the early morning hours of October 31. The cause of the fire is not known at this time. The Okinawan people throughout the diaspora read the reports in shock and horror and immediately took to social media to express their heartfelt condolences and share their personal memories of this majestic symbol of Okinawa.

Direct Donations

The Okinawa Association of America will be having a fund drive for the restoration of the sacred and beloved Shuri Castle.

Tax-deductible donations can be sent to:

The Okinawa Association of America or OAA
16500 S. Western Ave. #203
Gardena, California 90247

Please make checks payable to “OAA” and write “Shuri Castle” in the memo section.

For more information, call (310) 532-1929 or e-mail oaamensore@gmail.com