Bashofu – The oldest weaving craft in Okinawa
Bashofu is a weaving craft boasting the longest history in Okinawa and uses thread made from fiber plants. Kijoka, Ogimi village is long renowned for making bashofu cloth. Bashofu is nationally designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property and the weaver Toshiko Taira has been recognized as a Living National Treasure. You can see how it is made inside the gallery where bashofu items are also available for purchase.
Ogimi Village Bashofu Workshop
Address: 454 Kijoka, Ogimi-son, Okinawa
Hours: 10am to 5pm
Closed: Sundays, and during summer holidays (a few days in Aug.)