Design Hunting in Okinawa


28m 00s
Broadcast on October 27, 2016 Available until March 31, 2025

On "design hunting" episodes, our presenters head off to discover designs that are deeply rooted in local history and nature. This time Andy and Shaula explore Okinawa Prefecture, far to the south of mainland Japan. The unique culture of these islands, including a range of traditional crafts that still thrive today, is influenced by historic ties with China and Southeast Asia. From distinctive pottery known in the local dialect as "yachimun," to Ryukyu glass, which turns discarded bottles into gorgeous works of art, we explore the depth of Okinawan designs shaped by the area's stunning nature and wonderful lifestyle.

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