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Experience Gallery Ryukyu-gama 【Shiisa craft making】

Let's make traditional "Shisa" craft!!

Ryukyugama is located in Northern Okinawa on the way to the Expo park. You can experience making Shisa with pottery wheel without booking. The famous fish character “Sakana kun” will show you over the Okinawan ocean with the big 3D screen Okinawan ocean. There is also one of the biggest Shisa souvenir shops in Okinawa. You might get an idea at the shop of how to make your original Shisa!
Zip 905-0005
Address Japan Okinawa Nago City Biimata 479-5 View map
Reserved number 0980-43-8660
Open time and parking place Hours: 10:00-18:00 Last admission: 17:00
Closed: Open all-year
Card information VISA, JCB, Master, DC, MILLION, UNION, Diners Club, OCS, Edy
Access Okinawa Expressway : Kiyoda I.C. By car (open road) 15 minutes
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Naha looks like such an interesting place! Personally I love the red-coloured Shisa - they seem more “kawaii” than menacing and maybe Okinawa could learn a thing or two from Singapore… you know, put a giant Shisa at the port spewing water from its mouth! Instant icon and tourist attraction! (Actually that’s probably a very bad idea…)

Thank you beyond words for your dedication to the memories of our beloved families and people of Okinawa. I cried so much watching this documentary as it awakened my emotions at the loss of my Okinawan mother and American father and the stories of war my mother told me. They are vivid in my memory. The struggle our racially mixed families endured and survived. My eternal gratitude to you.

Kathy,An excellent blog! As I studied Isshin-Ryu with the various teachers, I have been told many “stories” too. And regarding forms, their bunki differed depending upon history and terminology they were taught. Hence, my confusion and “debates” I encountered. It is wonderful that your dojo connects with Sensei Advincula so that the true history, culture, terminology and forms of Isshinryu karate is correctly passed to the next generation.

I have lived in Japan half of my middle aged life now (!) and when I first came in the late 70′s I was working under fluorescent lights and living under them in my small apartment. When I went back to California after a year and a half a chiropractor diagnosed me as having depleted adrenals. One contributing factor was fluorescent lighting – which I had never encountered until then. Luckily Japanese light fixtures are quite easy to change out and I was able to change the ceiling light in my apartment to conventional bulbs. Unfortunately I never see this issue talked about in the American press as they get ready to move away from conventional bulbs !I personally believe that one reason Japanese use fluorescent lighting is that it is much cooler! Japan has extremely hot, humid summers and it is amazing how much heat our ceiling lights give off when you sit below them – and as Japanese ceilings tend to be lower you are closer to the light fixtures. Now many, if not most, people have air conditioning but when I first came, few people did. I try to use it as little as possible. Myself and my Japanese husband often turn off the light after dinner as it’s just too hot for him. Unfortunately I don’t notice an appreciable opposite effect in the winter

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