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Photo shows a detail of the colorfully decorative exterior of the main Seiden hall inside the grounds of Shuri-jo Castle in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, on May 28, 2012. The Seiden functioned as the central structure of the Ryukyu kingdom for over 500 years and is decorated with a wide variety of carvings - this one of a golden dragon.