Okinawa Provincial Police countermeasure headquarters reported on Sunday (3) that the fire at Shuri Castle may have been caused by a short circuit.
The experts gathered the power distribution center, on the first floor of the main palace, where the fire may have started. As the possibility of third party intrusion is low, as of Monday (4) carefully analyzes the distributor box.
With the destruction of 7 buildings, between palaces and other facilities, an online crowdfunding was opened for spontaneous collection. Okinawa Symbol Reconstruction Support Project Named Shuri Castle (沖 縄 の シ ン ボ ル 「首 里 城」 再 建 支援 プ ロ ジ ク ト), an account was opened and in 3 days exceeded the target of 100 million yen. By noon on Monday the amount was almost double.
The sympathetic people not only made their contribution but also left positive and cheering messages for the castle to be rebuilt.
JAL-Japan Airlines has also taken a caring initiative. Passengers with miles can donate 3 thousand of them, which will be converted into a contribution of 3 thousand yen. The donation can be made through the web page.
Sources: ANN, Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Shimpo