Nestled in the heart of Okinawa Prefecture, Yomitan Village shines as a beacon for pottery enthusiasts, celebrated for its exquisite “Yachimun” (Okinawan pottery). This year, the Yomitan Yachimun Market, the largest pottery market in the region, invites locals and visitors alike to explore the rich tapestry of handmade ceramics that this unique event has to offer.
- More Than 30 Kiln Sites: Yomitan Village’s finest potters and kiln sites come together, offering attendees the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind Yachimun pieces at prices more favorable than usual.
- Unique, Handmade Pieces: Each item stands out as a testament to the craftsman’s skill, varying in finish based on the use of different clays, glazes, and techniques. It’s the perfect place to find that unique piece you’ve been searching for.
- A Gathering of Pottery Lovers: Drawing a crowd of around 20,000 visitors over two days, the market becomes a bustling hub for pottery fans from near and far.
🗓️ Dates: February 24 (Saturday) & February 25 (Sunday), 2024
⏰ Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
📍 Location: In front of JA Farmers Market Yunta Market, 2346-11 Kina, Yomitan Village, Okinawa Prefecture
📍Google Pin: https://maps.app.goo.gl/dBjuHQiNbpswJyZo6
- Free parking available (100 spaces)
Whether you’re an avid collector, a casual admirer of ceramics, or simply looking for a unique cultural experience in Okinawa, the Yomitan Yachimun Market offers something for everyone. With its extensive array of pottery, the market not only showcases the artistic heritage of Yomitan but also supports the local artisans who continue to keep this traditional craft alive.
Remember, the event spans just two days in late February, making it a fleeting opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Okinawan pottery. Mark your calendars and plan your visit to ensure you don’t miss out on this special event!
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