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Firebrands generated in Shurijo Castle Fire on October 30th, 2019

Published

Author(s)

Samuel Manzello, Sayaka Suzuki

Abstract

A fire started in Shurijo Seiden, or the main hall of Shurijo Castle, Naha-city, Okinawa, Japan on the morning of October 30th, 2019. The fire resulted in loss of 8 structures and many important Okinawan cultural assets. The original Shurijo Castle was destroyed many years ago and a replica was constructed and rebuilt to be as close as possible to the original building. The replica was fabricated mainly from wood (Chamaecyparis taiwanensis). Firebrands were reported during the fire. In this study, firebrands from Shurijo Castle was collected and analyzed. The data was compared with those from other investigation as well as experimental data.
Citation
Fire Technology

Keywords

Firebrands, Cultural Heritage, Investigation

Citation

Manzello, S. and Suzuki, S. (2021), Firebrands generated in Shurijo Castle Fire on October 30th, 2019, Fire Technology, [online], https://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-021-01176-0 (Accessed September 18, 2021)
Created September 14, 2021, Updated September 13, 2021