Crafts of Okinawa -from the museum collection
commemorating the 80th anniversary of the foundation
June 21st (Tue) - August 21st (Sun), 2016
Okinawa, former Ryukyu Kingdom had a flourishing and very unique crafts culture of their own such as dyeing or weaving textiles, ceramics, and urushi wares. The museum stores many pieces of such works. For example, splendid dyeing textiles and bingata, weavings such as choma and basho, ceramics with overglaze enamels or white glaze design, and ji-shi-gami (special container for the dead), and so on. In this exhibition, rare and precious pictures of landscape of Okinawa before the war taken by Manshichi Sakamoto, who visited Okinawa with Yanagi in 1935 will be also exhibited.