Amamichu-no haka on Hamahiga Island
Sunday - March 12, 2017

At the time that I was looking at and recording it I hadn't a clue what it was. Only when
I was leaving did I notice the sign indicating that it is the site of the tomb of Amamichu.

In Okinawan lore, Amamichu is believed to be the female deity responsible for the first Ryukyuan persons.
Her mate, Shiramichu's grave is said to be a little further inland on Hamahiga Island. At least one other
source that I read suggested that some believe that Shiramichu shares the tomb of Amamichu.

As I approached the place my instinct was to go to the right. I have
no idea what the two cinder block enclosures within the rock are.

I then went back out and to the right. I'd love to know what the inscription on the monument reads.

If you can explain it please tell me. Type here then click "Send it!"

Thanks, Mick

Remember, while I was there I had no idea what I was looking at. I read the sign ON MY WAY OUT!

A final look around before deciding to leave

Like I said, it was only upon leaving that I got to know what I'd been seeing


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