The pines of Funakoshi Gichin and his son Gigō
Name of the site
Funakoshi Gichin “Kansha no matsu” pine and Funakoshi Gigō “Homare no matsu” pine
The "Kansha no Matsu" or pine of gratitude was planted in 1998 in honor of Funakoshi Gichin. Later in 2004, a second pine "Homare no Matsu" dedicated to his son Gigō (Yoshitaka) was also planted. When facing the pines, the one on the left is Kansha no Matsu. Both trees were planted by the Nihon Karate Shōtōkai （www.shotokai.jp). Due to the humid Okinawan weather, the original wooden pillars were replaced by stone pillars during a memorial service held in 2008.
Shurite, Shōtōkai, Shōtōkan and styles related to Shōtō, pen name of Funakoshi Gichin, Wadō-ryū, etc.
From the parking lot of the Sueyoshi Park, take the stairs going down. You will find a green square to the right side of the stairs. The pines are located at the end of the park.
In the surroundings