All the chiefs were finally brought into subjection to one of them who had his capital at Shuri. His castle from its central position was called "Chu-San" - the middle mountain. This is one of the gates leading to the castle grounds. The inscription just dimly seen under the upper roof means "The Land that Observes Propriety," and is a title given to the kingdom of Loo Choo by one of the Chinese emperors.
The man with the beard is Rev. K. Murai, a Japanese Methodist preacher, who was pastor of the Naha Church for many years. The man at his side is the first Loo Chooan to receive Christian baptism.