Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. Naha is the capital which is located in south Okinawa Island. This island is massively composed of corals. Coral reefs found in this region provide an environment for a diverse marine fauna.
Okinawa is prominent in crafting. Bingata is their forte, an Okinawan traditional resist dyed cloth. It is a dyeing method by the use of coral. This art uses bright colors and assorted patterns and designs portraying various subjects such as flowers, fish and abstracts. It is also worn during Ryukyu reenactments and performances.
Shuri Ryusen is the historical Okinawan Bingata Craft Shop. It is perfect to include visiting this place during a tour in Okinawa. The staffs will teach you creatively on how to dye your own shirts and bags with the process within 30-40 minutes. This is an activity that will give you and your love ones a whole new exciting experience!
You can shop and create!
CORAL DYE EXPERIENCE INFORMATION
Fee: (includes materials)
¥ 3,000 – Adults
¥ 2,500 – Child
Material: T-shirt, Apron, tote bag, Furoshiki wrapping cloth
Shuri Ryusen INFORMATION
1-54 Yamakawa cho, Shuri, Naha, Okinawa