Workshop Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Ryukyu Glass Kirameki Kobo
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
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    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Onnason Yamada 3111
    This Ryukyu glass studio is located in Onna Village, Okinawa Prefecture. Visitors can watch the work of a group of craftsmen lead by Ikemiyagi Yoshio, a certified Traditional Craftsman of Okinawa Prefecture. Ikemiyagi was selected as a Contemporary Master Craftsman in 2014 by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The workshop also offers Ryukyu glasswork experiences in which participants can make a variety of items from such as taru glasses, saucers, and flower vases from Ryukyu glass. Visitors can also view and purchase more than 500 pieces of Ryukyu glasswork, which makes a great souvenir.

    ルネッサンスに宿泊中、雨だったので急遽連絡したところ飛び込みで受け入れて貰えました。 5歳の息子で不安もありましたが、親切な職人さんに優しく教えて頂き、写真をとるためのポージングやシャッターチャンスを作って下さいました。 本人もとても喜んで大事に使っています。 きらめき工房さんのガラスは気泡・波風のラインがとても美しいグラスで、空港でお土産のグラスが沢山並んでいるのを見ていた時も、主人が「やっぱり...

  • Mineya Kobo
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Okinawa Ishigaki-shi Arakawa 1129-2
    This handweaving studio, which is the founding manufacturer of Yaeyama Jofu, Yaeyama Minsa and Hanaori Minsa, carries a full selection of fabrics, half and double-width obi sashes, and other items.made from traditional textiles of Ishigaki Island. The studio makes a variety of products suited to today's modern lifestyle that take advantage of the light weight and high durability of sashes made from minsa textiles, including handbags, table centerpieces, shop curtains, and business card cases. The workshop is especially proud of their fukei-ori, which depict the color of the ocean around Ishigaki Island in textiles made using traditional techniques to the fullest. The studio also offers loom weaving and vegetable dyeing experiences. Visitors can also watch the professional weavers at work.

    如果自駕沿路有經過, 可以停車入內參觀一下。不過要注意禁止影相/觸摸嘅地方, 做個守規矩嘅遊客。如果有興趣, 仲可能參加體驗課程。

  • Chubuki Glass Kobo Niji
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Yomitanson Zakimi 2748
    "This glasswork studio is located in Yachimun no Sato in Zakimi, Yomitan Village, Nakagami County. The studio, which was established by the famed Ryukyu glass craftsman Seikichi Inamine, produces unique and elaborate works of Ryukyu glass. Their ""awa glass,"" for example, makes the air bubbles that form in the glassworking process, something traditionally considered to be a flaw, into an aesthetic feature. The area around the studio has a high concentration of potteries that make ""yachimun,"" the traditional pottery of Okinawa."

    流石に1月4日は在庫が少なかった。 これは、やちむんの里の他の工房も同じ状態ですが。 また改めてお邪魔したいです。

  • Ryukyu Glass Takumi Kobo Ishikawa Main Store
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    Okinawa Uruma Ishikawa Iha 1553-279
    A 90-minute drive from Naha Airport. To reach the glass studio head west just a short distance down Prefectural Route 73 from the Ishikawa Multipurpose Dome stadium. Here local Okinawan born craftsmen seek to produce creative, original Ryukyu glass creations and throughout the shop you'll find a selection of translucent, colorful, glass works. They also hold Ryukyu Glass Blowing Experiences where you can make your own blown glass work bringing together your favorite colors and designs. The time required is just 10 to 15 minutes and is safe for even children to participate. The glass blowing opportunity is available even for single parties.
  • Chigaya Kobo
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    Okinawa Miyakojima-shi
    This workshop is located inside the Miyako Taiken Craft Village just northwest of the Miyakojima City Museum. It sells hats, baskets, pots, and other handicrafts made with cogon grass, a plant that grows wild on Miyako Island. It also offers hands-on activities in which participants can make accessory cases, baskets, or marble cellphone straps from cogon grass or bracelets from shell ginger, another plants that grows on Miyako Island. Each activity takes between 60 and 120 minutes and can be enjoyed by as few as one and as many as 20 people (reservations are required for large groups).
  • Okinawa Craft Village
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    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Onnason Onna 6203-1
    This venerable Ryukyu glass shop is located in Onna Village, Okinawa Prefecture. They exhibit and sell a variety of items including Ryukyu glass tableware and accessories, lacquerware, and more. All of the glassware in the shop is made by hand, giving each piece a slightly different look. Visitors can watch the glass working process at the attached workshop, which also offers glass working experiences. Participants can create their own one-of-a-kind Ryukyu glass cup, beer mug, flower vase, or lampwork bead under the guidance of a skilled craftsman.
  • Aikaze
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    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Motobucho Izumi 3417-6
    This Ryukyu ingido dyeing workshop is located in Motobu Town, Okinawa Prefecture. It sells clothing, shop curtains, tapestries, and other items made with cloth that has been carefully resist-dyed using mud and indigo dye made from dyer's knotweed leaves. Visitors can also casually try ingido dyeing a hand towel or handkerchief. It is even possible to bring and dye your own cotton or hemp T-shirts, blouse, or other items. The workshop's attached cafe serves organic coffee, black tea, and homemade juices, as well as cheesecakes made with seasonal fruit and open sandwiches.
  • HANAHANA KOBO
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    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Yomitanson Uza 361-2
    This leathercraft shop is located in Uza, Yomitan Village, Nakagami County. It sells items that combine leatherwork with goods with traditional handicrafts of Okinawa such as Yomitanzan Hanaori textiles and Bingata dyeing. Their wallets, key cases, and other leather accessories featuring colorful and characteristically Okinawan designs make great souvenirs.
  • Senshoku Workshop Banana nesia
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    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunnakijinson Jana 697-3
  • Tuneshu Workshop & gallery Utuwaka
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    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Zakimi 2748
  • Shinsei Pottery studio
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    Okinawa Naha-shi Maaji 260-6
  • tobo hifusui
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    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunnakagusukuson Arakaki 126
  • Shimajiro Work
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    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Tokeshi 47-5
  • Taiken Workshop & Okinawa zakka Atelier43
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    Okinawa Pref. Nagoshi Sumuide 252
  • Shisa Workshop Mabuya
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    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 2-6-2

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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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