Naha Municipal Tsuboya pottery Museum, Naha

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Gain an understanding of the history of Okinawan culture through pottery at Naha Municipal Tsuboya pottery Museum. Blue glass, earthenware dishes, and numerous other ancient artifacts demonstrate how the area has evolved through the centuries. Get a close-up view of a kiln, learn the difference between ara-yachi (unglazed) and yo-yachi (glazed) techniques, and watch a video showing the pottery making techniques used in the Tsuboya district. Consider taking an audio guide in English to enhance your experience. Having learned about the special Okinawan culture of pottery, you'll appreciate the wares on offer from the street vendors lined up outside the museum. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Naha holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Naha Municipal Tsuboya pottery Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It's a small museum but interesting to learn about Okinawan pottery. Learn the difference between ara-yachi and Jo-yachi. The former includes water jars and other large items coated with mud, while th...  more »
  • Travel to this lovely museum and you'll be in the midst of tiny pottery studios and shops. The museum is fairly inexpensive to get into, most of the displays are entirely in Japanese. There is an Engl...  more »
  • The museum will only take a half hour or so but it goes through the history of the making of the different kinds of pottery produced in Okinawa.  more »
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  • Well unless you are very interested in pottery history of Ryukyu, you can spend your time elsewhere In fact it's worthwhile to spend time finding those real handmade pottery from nearby small shops as souvenir
  • Not suitable for foreigners
  • Not too much to see for the entry fee Decent place to spend half an hour inside to look at the history of pottery of Okinawa
  • Get the audio tour
  • Where the kiln was built originally and occupy spots 1-interesting, and some have been restored as an exhibit in and poking around. Tsuboya yachimun (pottery) I to ridicule as the catalyst in the history of the temper of the Okinawa that may come will. But free thought, I wonder if in many little exhibit some of that.
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