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Tsuboya Pottery Museum

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Address: 1-9-32 Tsuboya, Naha 902-0065, Okinawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 98-862-3761

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A cultural history lesson.

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
Kensington, Mn
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Kensington, Mn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Just next to my Hyatt hotel so very convenient . It's a small museum with 3 floors that attempts to tell pottery history , especially for the Okinawa region . Got the English audio guide and it helps as all the signs next to the pottery are Japanese

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

But after getting better directions to the monorial..found out that it really should not have been that hard to find..on the way back to the Monorail, there was a tourist office and I went in to ask how to find the Garden..Anyway, the museum gave a history of Okinawan pottery. There was a movie showing and I saw it anyway... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We presented our university student cards and received discounted entry. The history of pottery in the local area was very interesting, and the museum exhibits are beautifully presented and describe the local customs and history as well as the story of the local pottery. It was quiet, peaceful, and cool :) A lovely please to spend a couple of hours.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Within Naha, there is a place where pottery has been fired for centuries. It is called Tsuboya. This museum shed light on its history and craftsmanship.

Thank World1day
San Francisco, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Definitely get the English audioguide. I didn't know there was one (there weren't obvious signs)- so I went thru the exhibit once a bit clueless, and then saw a sign for the audioguide when I was about to leave. So I did the museum over again. The audioguide is great for explaining what/why/how/where about Okinawan/Ryukyu pottery. Definitely go to this... More 

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Tokyo, Giappone
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

For people interested in traditional pottery this can be a good place. It shows the history of Ryukyu's pottery since ancient times and there's also a nice video, described in Okinawa language (with Japanese subtitles), that shows the process of pottery making typical of Tsuboya district

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maidstone, england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Nice little museum, tucked away I thought, but you can find it! Lots of interesting exhibits and some English, tho you can get an audio guide,

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

We looked around and even bought some lovely dishes and blue glasses for our Awamori drinking. They were having a discount so that was even better.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Very nice museum, even for non-Japanese speakers (audio guide strongly advised though). Nice introduction to Okinawan pottery before proceeding into the district

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