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Okinawa Japan photography group featuring unique pictures of Okinawa
In the Okinawa language Yachimun means pottery and Yomitan Okinawa is famous for its pottery. At the Yomitan Pottery Village local craftsmen own and manage their own workshops, spending their days toiling away making beautiful traditional and modern works of Okinawan art.
Paths wind through this unique Okinawa pottery village, each leading to a unique and interesting workshop. Visitors are generally welcome to observe the artisans at work but please do not disturb them. Pieces may be purchased directly at the workshops or from some of the retail shops in the area. Prices start as low as 500 yen and go up to tens of thousands of yen for the more distinctive creations.
Yomitan also hosts an open air pottery market twice a year which are very popular events and draw people from pall over Okinawa looking for great deals on some of the beautiful pieces created in the Yomitan area by these master craftsmen.
Directions: From Naha, take Highway 58 north. Go through the Kadena Rotary towards Nago. After passing Lawson on your left, you'll see the Yomitan Village Cooperative Marketing Center on your left. It is located before you reach Okinawa Ham.