Okinawa's Industry
September 18, 2018

There are several theories on the origins of the word awamori itself. "Awa" means foam and "mori" can mean to rise up.

Specifications for qualifying as Kariyushi include provisions that the material used in their production must be manufactured on Okinawa, and the pattern must promote Okinawa tourism.

Koza Yaki Pottery factory (video)

Gala Aoiumi Glass Factory
Try your hand at the art of glass blowing and making glass bead accessories!

Onna Glass Factory
One of my favorite glass blowing artisans is here.

Yomitan Glass and Pottery Factory

Trade Goods
Items brought back by Commodore Perry in 1854 - (Not all produced by Okinawans)

Over time I'll be adding to this feature.

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