Naha City Traditional Arts and Crafts Center

Naha City Traditional Arts and Crafts Center © N.Omune

Naha City Traditional Arts and Crafts Center 

This is a museum located in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture. Here you can see, experience, and buy such traditional crafts as tsuboyaki (pottery), bingata, Ryukyu glass, Ryukyu lacquerware etc.

In the exhibition room you can see historical articles and masterpieces, articles by artisans known as "Living National Treasures", and you can also observe the art-making process on the monitors installed here. In addition, there is a room where you can witness the process with your own eyes.
You can also try your hand at making various pieces of art. During the Tsuboyaki experience, you make Shissa (Okinawan lion statues) out of clay; during Shuriori workshop you can make tablemats. For these workshops, advance booking is required which can be done via phone or e-mail.
At the gift shop you can buy articles made at the center, and these souvenirs that combine originality with Okinawan tradition will surely be to your liking.

Access

10 minutes by car from Naha Airport. 5 minutes from Makishi Station on the Okinawa Monorail. The museum is located at the crossroads of Sakurazakanaka Street and Kokusai Street.


 




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Description: Naha City Traditional Arts and Crafts Center

Sights Naha City Traditional Arts and Crafts Center (那覇市伝統工芸館)
Rating  
Address 3-2-10 Makishi, Naha-shi, Okinawa
沖縄県那覇市牧志3-2-10
Phone / Fax Phone: 098-868-7866 / Fax: 098-868-3005
Website
Duration 30Minutes
Closed dates NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Admission Fee Pay admission: 310yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller


Map: Naha City Traditional Arts and Crafts Center