Japan Tour 2017 – Day 3


Day 3. These were in a lovely gallery in the city of Naha on the island of Okinawa where we are staying. I meant to focus on the little pots in front because they are the little tea containers for the tea ceremony that have interested me. In the back is the container for the water I think. You can see that they go together. I hope to find a little container that I can afford before going home.



Two gorgeous vases in the coffee gallery next door. I have seen so many beautiful things.



We were led to a tiny antique shop where we could buy scraps of cloth made from banana fiber. I put my business card in the photo for scale. The cloth is made for kimonos and hugely expensive so we were thrilled to be able to by these little fragments.



This is a class room where people can pay to weave a piece of cloth to take home. It’s a great way to introduce crafts to the public. There were also similar classrooms to make items in glass, pottery, painting on fabric. There was a fantastic DVD and gallery of kimonos. This was at the Naha Traditional Craft Center. There is a good shop too.


 

3 thoughts on “Japan Tour 2017 – Day 3

  1. We just got back from Japan last weekend (still jet lagged, argh). I really learn from your textile-related travelogue and it’s great you’re back in Japan again. Thanks for sharing!
    Deanna
    (PS: If you haven’t been to the Shibori Museum in Kyoto,and are “in the neighborhood,” I was amazed by the binding work represented there.)

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