Tsuboya Yachimun Dori
About 300 years ago, the Ryukyu administration gathered all the ceramicists and potters of Okinawa into one area, to create the district now known as Tsuboya Yachimun Dori. (Tsuboya means "a shop selling ceramic jars".)
Paved with limestone cobbles, Tsuboya Yachimun Dori is a one-minute walk from Hyatt Regency Naha Okinawa and home to several dozen ceramic studios, stores and galleries, as well as cafes and a Tsuboya Pottery Museum celebrating the history of the area and the unique pottery produced there.
The shops offer a variety of Okinawa pottery, everything from household dishes to decorative art pieces and the ubiquitous Shisa dog statues, reputed to guard home entrances and ward off evil spirits.