Art Museum Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
    703 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Omoromachi 3-1-1
    The Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, which is the largest museum of its kind in Okinawa Prefecture, is located approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Omoromachi Station on the Okinawa Urban Monorail (Yuirail) line. Besides the Museum’s permanent exhibitions—which comprise general exhibitions relating to Okinawa’s natural environments, history and culture, as well as five sub-exhibitions on natural history etc.—special exhibitions are also held. The outdoor display area, with its reconstructions of a traditional Ryukyuan farmhouse and storehouse, is particularly popular with visitors. The Art Museum’s collections are focused on the work of artists with a connection to Okinawa island or Okinawa Prefecture, as well as modern and contemporary art; exhibits include contemporary artworks from Japan, other Asian countries, and the U.S.A., etc.

    I had a wonderful time walking through the museum. I was especially happy to see their exhibits of the past. Also they have a wonderful shop which for me has the best collection of post cards. free...

  • Urasoe Art Museum
    37 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Urasoeshi Nakama 1-9-2
    A 20-minute drive from the center of Naha City. Established in 1990, this was Japan's first museum dedicated to lacquerware art and was also the first public museum in Okinawa. The exterior of the museum is designed in a mixture of national styles recalling Southeast Asian and European influences. The museum's five standing exhibition rooms are split between two periods - early and latter - and contain 60 examples of Ryukyuan lacquerware. There are also examples of lacquerware from the Japanese mainland, China, and Southeast Asia split between the two periods. Additionally, the museum holds painting, photo, and other art exhibitions several times a year in its three special exhibition rooms.

    Many tourists to Okinawa may be reminded for the first time, by visiting Shuri Castle, that Ryukyu was the name of old kingdom in Okinawa, and Shuri was its capital. The castle is, however, a modern...

  • Sakima Art Museum
    28 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Ginowanshi Uehara 358
    This art museum collections dealing with life and death, suffering and salvation, and humanity and war. The building was built with Okinawa in mind, with the ancestral tomb of the museum director Michio Sakima located in the garden like a turtleback tomb, and the stairs to the roof in line with the setting sun on June 23 (Okinawa Memorial Day). The collections include works by Iri Maruki, Toshi Maruki and Käthe Kollwitz, and in addition to the permanent exhibition “Picture of the Battle of Okinawa,” there are also special exhibitions.

    The artworks had reflected the darkness and cruelness that the war brought to the people. It made us think a lot and discuss a lot, trying to understand why the people still protesting nowadays

  • Kiyomasa Toki
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    Okinawa Naha-shi Tsuboya 1-16-7
    "A pottery gallery in Tsuboya 1-Chome, Naha City. It is located along an avenue one block over from ""Tsuboya Yachimun-dori Avenue"", the Tsuboya region known as the birthplace of ""tsuboya pottery"", a representative example of ""Yachimun"", which is Okinawan pottery. They display and sell plates, utensils and sake containers featuring ""akae gyomon"", a red painting with subdued coloration."
    11 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Chatancho Umi Hama 9-20 AKARA Museum Building 1F

    This is simply a fantastic experience for modern art lovers. There is a small, free exhibit showcasing pieces for sale (original paintings and limited edition prints) by Naka Bokunen and a large shop...

  • Yomitan Village Art Museum
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Yomitanson Zakimi 708-6

    ユンタンザミュージアム2Fです。読谷村の陶芸展が行われていました。 こちらの陶芸展を参考にして、読谷村の陶芸工房を訪問しました。

Okinawa Areas


Let go of your image of a busy, ordered Japan and replace it with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and relaxing folk music: You've arrived in Okinawa. A world away from the high intensity of Tokyo, Okinawans appear to live a laid-back beach life on this paradisiacal tropical island that lies in the middle of the East China Sea almost 1,000 kilometers south of mainland Japan's most southern tip. Home to a spattering of islands, prepare yourself to discover underwater caves, star-shaped sand, and an island culture sometimes unrecognizable from mainland Japan.

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