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Ryukyu Lacquerware


A selection of traditionally crafted Okinawan lacquerware

A short drive from downtown Naha, this store specialises in high-quality lacquerware items produced on Okinawa, allowing for one of many wonderful souvenir shopping options.

Traditional Japanese lacquerware is made from a wooden base, before being coated in lacquer and decorated by hand. It is traditionally given as gifts when celebrating major events, such as the birth of children or marriage. The traditional Ryukyu style typically uses very intense reds and dark blacks to create a striking contrast of colours.

Smaller items like tea scoops, incense bowls, and saucers to much larger pieces such as jewellery boxes, vases, and sake sets. Prices start at 1,000 yen (10 USD) for things like chopsticks and range all the way to 1.5million yen (15000 USD) for Go boards.

Ryukyu Lacquerware is an Okinawa-based chain and has three other locations on the main island.


  • (+81) 98-850-7210
  • 149 Tomigusuku, Madanbashi, Okinawa 901-0201
  • A 15-minute drive from downtown Naha