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Gov't aims to restore gutted Shuri Castle by 2026

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Wood to reconstruct the burned-down Seiden main building will mainly come from domestic Cupressaceae, a type of cypress tree, as the original native wood species is likely to be difficult to obtain.

Yeah, original "wood" would need to be procured from either Philippines or Thailand, and it wouldn't be cheap.

Fortunately this time around they have the designs available and will not need to "rebuild" those from scratch as they did last time, and which is why it took so long as well.

THere are many hurdles to be overcome, as many of the artisans than worked on the project are now dead, and there were few apprentices to follow in their footsteps. One example is the ceiling tiles that were lost can not be remade exactly as they were, as the man who designed them and made them is no longer alive

I hope, really hope, it gets rebuilt in the time frame they are talking about, but I also hope they dont cut corners just to get it done.

Do it right, folks wont mind waiting an extra year or two for it!

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That’s good

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Do they have sprinklers at Kiyomizu? Unfortunate they didn't have a contingency plan.

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Pity they do not try to rehouse people who have suffered in natural and atomic disasters quite as quickly as a fake castle where nobody lives.

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Pity they do not try to rehouse people who have suffered in natural and atomic disasters quite as quickly as a fake castle where nobody lives.

When they say "government" in this case it's Okinawa, and we dont have any refugees down here. Your concern is misplaced in this case.

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No other urgent issues then...

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They seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time on the planning stage given the plans still exist from the last time. A competent fire prevention specialist could have updated and incorporated the necessary changes in probably less than a month, so reconstruction could have starred shortly after site clearance. If they got their act together.

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They seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time on the planning stage given the plans still exist from the last time. A competent fire prevention specialist could have updated and incorporated the necessary changes in probably less than a month, so reconstruction could have starred shortly after site clearance. If they got their act together.

It is not as simple as you try to make it here. First off they are still removing the debris, and in the process are attempting to save what they can reuse in the process as well.

Next, getting contractors for this work takes a bidding process, not to mention, construction workers overall are in short supply here in Okinawa, many have went to mainland to work on higher paying projects there. They need a huge number of carpenters, qualified carpenters, to do this rebuild, and it wont come cheaply.

The government has to allocate and disburse the funding, THAT takes time. Also while it's in the process now, how the donated funds will be used in the process, and for what, has to be decided, along with how much the government will fund. This is no small matter as well over 10 Million ($US) has been donated, and for here, that is a major amount of money. Oversight needs to be set up as well!.

Oh dont forget the cops and fire officials took a few months investigating as well, so as you can see, there is no way hell they could have started as shortly as you suggest, even if they had their act together.

There is no magic wand available here, and it helps to understand the process here, to know they are working rather fast, for here that is!

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