A Village of Artists: Yomitan|
Nestled on the East China Sea side of central Okinawa, where many traditional handcrafts are produced, is Yomitan Village. Yachimun no Sato (Yomitan Pottery Village) is located here, boasting approximately 40 kilns and numerous potters who create their masterpieces year round. Yomitan hanaori, a local textile, is one of the specialty products of Yomitan. It was introduced from Southeast Asia at the end of the 14th century and features a unique technique that interweaves floral patterns with geometrical designs using dots and lines.
Yomitan has many relaxing places with spectacular scenery, such as Cape Zampa, which consists of a steep cliff two kilometers in length and is the most picturesque place in the village, and Cape Maeda, one of the great diving spots on the island.