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Naha City Traditional Arts and Crafts Center那覇市伝統工芸館

Art Museum

The Naha City Traditional Arts and Crafts Center is located on the second floor of the Tenbusu Naha Building on Kokusai Street, around four minutes’ walk from Makishi Station on the Okinawa Urban Monorail (Yuirail) line. The Center boasts an impressive selection of works by Living National Treasures and examples of Naha’s traditional handicrafts. Monitors display video footage which shows the creation processes for different items in an easy-to-understand way. Visitors can also try their hand at five traditional crafts—Ryukyuan glass-blowing, Ryukyuan Bingata dyed cloth-making, Shuri cloth-making, Tsuboya-ware making, and Ryukyuan lacquerware-making. Visitors can also purchase works by leading Ryukyuan handicraft designers.


Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 3-2-10 Sturgeon Naha 2F (Naha / Southern OkinawaArea)

phone 0988687866

[Special Exhibition Room, Experience Studio] 9:00-18:00
[Crafts Sales Office] 9:00-20:00

Review of Naha City Traditional Arts and Crafts Center

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Reviewed:2018/03/07 Ryukyu glass experience
At the Naha City Traditional Craft Centre you can choose from a variety of craft experiences. Under the guidance of craftspeople I helped create a beautiful drinking glass - a beautiful souvenir of...
Reviewed:2017/05/19 Excellent Hands-On Experience
The Arts and Crafts Center is a combination of small museum, gift shop, and hands-on craft center where visitors can do weaving, pottery, dyeing, and glass blowing. The museum is small but...
Reviewed:2015/05/16 Lovely blue glasses and pottery
We had some more shopping to do so we were lucky that they had some items on sale and some were reasonable priced. It's on the second floor up the escalator. The staff was very polite and they...

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Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Makishi 3-2-10 Sturgeon Naha 2F [ map ]
Naha / Southern OkinawaArea
[Special Exhibition Room, Experience Studio] 9:00-18:00
[Crafts Sales Office] 9:00-20:00
[Special Exhibition Admission fee] Adults 310yen, High School Students 200yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 100yen
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