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Speedy Resorts : I visited ceramic artist Tetsuo Inafuku’s pottery studio, Tamagusuku Yaki.

I went to a nearby “Tamagusuku-yaki” (Tamagusuku pottery).
This is the pottery studio of potter Tetsuo Inafuku, the owner of the kiln.
He is a veteran of the Naha Tsuboya workshop and has trained in Hawaii and Kyoto.
Okinawa Nanjo It has been more than 30 years since the store was established in Tamaki, and “Yachimun” (Okinawan dialect for pottery) is a long-established business, and “Tamakiyaki” is made only here.
The dishes are glazed with a beautiful blue glaze called “Komaka Island Blue” (there is a beautiful “Komaka Island” on the other side of the sea), but today we are going to enjoy ceramics made of “Yanbaru” red clay. The pottery will be fired in about a month.
The Picasso-like painting in the background of the photo is an artwork by Amon Miyamoto, a stage director who used to live in the neighborhood, and was given to Mr. Inafuku when he moved out. It’s so nice! (Artist unknown)
Mr. Inafuku plays the sanshin (Okinawan traditional three-stringed instrument) beside me while I’m making. It’s a healing pottery class.
Tamaki ware
90-4 Tamaki Tamaki Tamaki, Nanjo City, Okinawa, Japan
Phone: 098-949-7696