Okinawa handicrafts on stage at Plaza House through weekend
An annual popular four-day Okinawa City Craft Fair opens today and runs through Sunday at the Plaza House Shopping Center, featuring 64 area studios and stores that exhibit locally produced woodwork, pottery, dyed and woven fabrics, Ryukyu glass, leather craft and more.
Admission to the 14th Okinawa City Craft Fair is free. The venue of the fair is on the first, second and third floors of the Plaza House Shopping Center in Okinawa City. The fair is open each day, including today, from 10:00 to 20:00.
Highlights of the Craft Fair include an auction on the first floor of the shopping center beginning at noon on Friday. The first 3,000 visitors to the fair who purchase goods at the event will be given away shopping coupons valued ¥100 for every ¥1,000 spent on purchases that can be redeemed for products sold at the event.. Demonstrations of handicraft work are shown on the third floor where people also can try their own hand in making items. All visitors who fill in a questionnaire will be entered in a drawing for craft products.
Shuttle busses will run between Okinawa City Hall parking lot and Plaza House Shopping Center on both Saturday and Sunday.
All products shown and sold at the Craft Fair are made in Okinawa. Organizers point out that while everything is for sale at bargain prices, there are no requirements for purchases.
A TV commercial of the event is on YouTube