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The place where potters gather

Yomitan Pottery Village

Recommended degree
★★★

Best season:Spring(Mar.-May)Summer(June-Aug)Autumn(Sept.-Nov.)Winter(Dec.-Feb.)

Yomitan Pottery Village

Get some Okinawa pottery

In the village of Yomitan sits the Okinawa Prefecture Yomitan, a place for potters. This pottery is traditionally made using soil and Okinawa’s natural pigments. Okinawa was called Ryukyu a long time ago, and had thriving exchanges with other Asian countries. Therefore this place has a unique atmosphere that is affected by the culture of other Asian countries.

Rather than a gas kiln, the kiln here is a traditional firewood based kiln. The temperature and firewood’s variances create different flavors for the pottery, and the individual potter’s artistic flavor comes out in each vessel as well. You can see all of the potters at the workshop, so you can figure out which ones you like the best. There are plenty of inexpensive items starting from 500 yen. Please be aware that there are many potters that do not accept credit cards so you’ll want to have cash on hand. Also, this village is a general residential area, so please do not bother the residents. The business hours vary by store but generally they open at 9:30 and close at 17:00.

Access

Going to Yomitan by car, take the Okinawa motorway Okinawakita IC (沖縄北) or Ishikawa IC (石川). Free parking available. If you care to use a bus, take the 20 or 120 line from Naha Bus Terminal and get off at Oyashi-iriguchi (親志入口), and walk 10 minutes from there.

Information of Yomitan Pottery Village

Spot name Yomitan Pottery Village
Address 2653-1 Zakimi, Nakagami-gun, Yomitan-son 904-0301, Okinawa
Regular holiday Irregular closed dates,NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY,Summer season
Business hours MON:09:30-17:00 / TUE:09:30-17:00 / WED:09:30-17:00 / THU:09:30-17:00 / FRI:09:30-17:00 / SAT:09:30-17:00 / SUN:09:30-17:00
TEL 098-958-4468
Fee 0yen

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