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Ogimi Village Bashofu Hall大宜味村立芭蕉布会館

Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum

Bashofu (abaca cloth) has been designated one of the nation’s Important Intangible Cultural Properties, and this is the only place in the prefecture where you can see the creation process up close. The first floor features a video that demonstrates the painstaking handiwork that utilizes the local natural environment to create the product. Products are exhibited and sold here as well. The second floor is the work area, where artisans of the traditional craft carry out their training. Observation is possible, but you must receive permission in advance.

place

Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunogimison Kijoka 454

phone 0980443033
place

10:00-17:00

Review of Ogimi Village Bashofu Hall

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/04/26 Ogimi Village
Go for a walk around. It is so quiet you can hear cicadas and birds and the friendly konnichiwas from the elderly.
Reviewed:2018/07/29 芭蕉布の里で人間国宝に会う
静かな集落の中にあります。
1階では展示物の閲覧と説明ビデオの視聴ができます。
ビデオ視聴中にレモングラスのお茶を出してくれますが、
これがとても爽やかで美味しいです。
2階は作業場となっていて、芭蕉布を織っている様子を
見学することができます。
作業場には人間国宝の平良敏子さんが普通に作業されていました。
貴重な伝統工芸の制作過程を間近に見られる
とても良い施設だと思います。
Reviewed:2018/07/08 お茶を出していただいたが香りがとてもよかった。
人間国宝の方がちょうど玄関から出てこられて、さすがに人間国宝なので一緒に撮影はならなかったが、お茶を出していただいた香りがとてもよかった。若い人たちが、人間国宝の技術を脈々と引き継いでいるのが素晴らしい。人間国宝の方も難しい工程をやられているようでした。

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Address

Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunogimison Kijoka 454 [map]

Phone

0980443033

Hours
10:00-17:00
Closed
Sunday/Old Buddhist vacation/New Year's Holiday (12/29-1/3)
Parking Lot
Available 10spaces
Credit Card
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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