Traditional Crafts Village
Charming red-tiled streets resembling Shuri castle town
Traditional Crafts Village, where you will see many old local houses with beautiful red roof tiles and a history of more than 100 years. At the houses registered as National Tangible Cultural Assets, you can make your own craft item. You might feel as if you were in Shuri Castle Town in olden times.
Okinawan traditional dyeing has a 500 year history. Influenced by Southeast Asia, China and Japan, Bingata has incorporated local natural features to become an art that produces brightly colored dyed goods.
Indigo dyeing studio
This art is based on the Ryukyu Ai, a plant with a deep blue color resembling Okinawa's ocean and sky. In the past, it was protected by the royal court and still charms many for its mysterious beauty.
Each island and region of Okinawa has its unique fabric tradition. In this studio, Hana-ori and Roton-ori as well as Shuri traditional techniques are used to give birth to an Okinawan modern style of weaving.
Paper making studio
Ryukyuan paper, with a 300 year old history, is manufactured through sun drying. Using Okinawan raw materials, various textures are available. Come and discover the beauty of Ryukyuan paper grain patterns.
Ryukyuan photo museum
In the past, only royalty and the gentry wore traditional clothing. Incorporating the natural vivid colors of Okinawa, it was of a flamboyant charm. This hall introduces the many aspects of Ryukyuan clothing.
Ryukyuan glass (Kingdom Village area)
It all started after the war with the recycling of empty coke bottles brought in by Americans. So true to Okinawa's southern feel, the charm of Ryukyuan glass resides in magnanimity with a touch of simplicity.
Tax-free shop is open!
○Ryuku glass kingdom studio
You can buy hand-made glass tax free.
Consumption tax exemption applies only when the total value of purchases in one day is 10,001 yen or more (excluding tax).