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Naminoue Shrine (Above the Waves Shrine)

Naminoue Shrine (Above the Waves Shrine). A Shinto shrine located in Naha, Okinawa. It is the primary shrine in the prefecture. It sits atop a high bluff, overlooking Naminoue Beach and the ocean.

Originally a sacred space of the native Ryukyuan religion, due to its location and natural beauty, it was dedicated to nirai kanai, the mythical source of all life, and to the sea.At some point it came to be known as Hana gusuku and Nanminsan[1], and later was incorporated into the Japanese system of Shinto shrines.


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