|Since ancient times, human beings have
created pottery with their bare hands,
using fire and natural materials. The skills
and knowledge of pottery making have been
handed down to this day; pottery is indeed
a cultural heritage from past generations.
We Okinawans have also cultivated a unique culture
of pottery through our interaction with nature
and cultural exchange with neighboring countries.
The history of Okinawan pottery shows that
its role and forms have changed to meet the
demands of the times. The main purpose of
this museum is to display Tsuboya-yaki (Tsuboya
ware) and to illustrate the background of
Tsuboya, which has played a significant role
in the development of and leads in the production
of Okinawan pottery. It is our hope that
our exhibitions will help create greater
interest in Tsuboya-yaki and Yachimun Alley, which is alongside of the museum,
as well as the future prospects
and Okinawan pottery.