Yachimun-ya is located on Tsuboya Yachimun Street in central Naha. The kiln of 35 years is operated by three generations of potters, whose works focus on Okinawa's mythical lion-dogs called shisaa. They have created pieces for Kyoto’s famed Kiyomizu temple, and exhibited large size figures at shopping malls. The lion-dogs have impressively sharp eyes that make them appear like real creatures. No two pieces are the same, so have fun searching for one you like. In addition to the shop at Tsuboya Yachimun street, Yachimun-ya has a studio in Yomitan’s traditional pottery town of Yachimun no Sato. Many potters have studios in this neighborhood lined with charming houses with red-tiled roofs. Yachimun-ya’s studio is equipped with a full-scale climbing kiln to produce shisaa lion-dogs and other works. Visitors are welcome to see the production process.
〒902-0065 1-22-25 Tsuboya, Naha, Okinawa
FromMakishi Station (Yui Line)
About 15-minutes walk
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