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You Cannot Wait Until Using Them! Stores Where You Can Buy Potteries of Okinawa
post : 2018.04.24 18:00
Winter trip to Okinawa is recommended because it is overwhelmingly cool and not much sunshine compare to summer. You might worry about getting sunburn and heat when you walk outside or go sightseeing when it is hot, but you do not need to worry about it during winter. Since it is much easier to walk during the winter, how about taking time to walk around and look for yachimun (Okinawan pottery)? Shops that we are going to list this time are all sited in Naha City, so you can go them right after you arrive at the airport or the last day of your trip.
Okinawan Crafts are Gathered at “miyagiya-bluespot”
“miyagiya-bluespot” is sited on farther street from Ukishima Street near Kokusai Street. This is the shop that useful products in our everyday lives are available, according to the owner Hirofumi Miyagi. Everybody can see yachimun, glass, and clothing through the window, so customers get excited before they enter the shop.
Yachimun and glasses catch the eyes of customers, but other products including bags, cloths, candles, and music are also cannot be missed. They might make your everyday lives happy.
These are collaborative dishes with a potter “Masayuki Miyagi,” and they got the idea from enamel dish. The blue line which reminds of Okinawa’s sky and ocean is very impressive. Since the design is simple, they look good to put food or sweets in it.
Address: 2-12-22 Matsuo, Naha City
Traditional & Brand-new Styles of Yachimun are Available at “Sprout”
Several pottery shops are sited at Tsuboya Yachimun Street which is 7 – 8 minutes away from Kokusai Street, and this is one of the perfect spots to look for souvenirs. “Sprout" is the shop where traditional pottery and pottery by young potters are available at.
These coffee cups with a pattern of coffee beans are the potteries from a studio “Koubou Jikkaku” in Yomitan Village. You might feel coffee is more delicious when you drink it with this cup.
Traditional yachimun and unique taste of yachimun. You might have a hard time to choose one. Take your time and look for your favorite yachimun.
craft house Sprout
Address: 1-17-3-1F Tsuboya, Naha City
Modern and Cute Yachimun are Available at “guma guwa”
There is another recommended shop on Tsuboya Yachimun Street. “guma guwa” is a shop managed by “Ikutouen,” a yachimun studio in Tsuboya. Traditional yachimun transformed into cute and modern style of yachimun and lined up at the shop, so young people might like the products.
The designs of products are unlike the traditional yachimun, but each of them is made by potters by using the traditional technique of Tsuboya Pottery.
These flower-patterned dishes can be seen at the shop very often. This is auspicious “chrysanthemum pattern” because it indicates bless of the sun. These dishes might make you feel warm during the cold season.
Address: 1-16-21 Tsuboya, Naha City
Lots of Crafts at “tituti OKINAWAN CRAFT”
Finally, do not miss impressive pale pastel-colored Okinawan crafts at “tituti OKINAWAN CRAFT” in Makishi, Naha City.
Pale colored cups fit in everybody’s hands perfectly. They make want to pour hot drink, hold them with both hands, and drink. You might feel the warmth through cups and have a relaxing time.
This shop is managed by artists and a coordinator, and sometimes artists watch the shop. You might able to ask them about the products when you stop by here.
tituti OKINAWAN CRAFT
Address: 2-23-6 Makishi, Naha City
These are the shops where you can buy yachimun around Kokusai Street. How about avoiding sunshine and walk around to look for yachimun? Let’s find your favorite one and bring it home with you.
◎Shops that you can buy sweets that go with yachimun
*Chocolate Using Okinawan Ingredients Jacaranda Blue
*Rakuen Sweets Pole Sugar in Kume, Naha City A new kind of Swiss roll made from peanut tofu
*Coffee and Tote Bag of “PORTRIVER MARKET”
Okinawa CLIP Editorial Dept.