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TsuboyaOne of the most distinct and well-known art forms of Okinawa is pottery, which is in  Tsuboya. For more than 300 years, Naha’s Tsuboya district has been the symbol for Okinawa pottery. The pottery made in Tsuboya is known as tsuboya-yaki. Yachimun Dori (Pottery Street) is lined with tsuboya-yaki shops where the finest craftsmen still work and live to this day. Also where this street sits the Tsuboya Pottery Museum.

Tsuboya got its start in 1682.  ”Tsubo” means pot in Japanese and “Ya” means specialists in Okinawan dialect.


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