Close to ART: Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum
The Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum cuts a unique figure among the streets of Naha. The facility is special in that it teaches visitors about the history and art of Okinawa Prefecture all at once. The history of the islands ranges from flourishing as the Ryukyu Kingdom, to American occupation after the Asia-Pacific War. Visitors can view Bingata kimonos evoking Okinawa's magnificent past, and the museum also houses works by the artists who strived to rejuvenate postwar Okinawan culture.