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Advanced Traditional Ryukyu Glassblowing Lesson in Naha


Learn to make beautiful wavy traditional Ryukyu glass during your trip to Okinawa! Assisted by an experienced craftsman, create unique and useful glass objects. Great as a rainy day activity!

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Starting time: 09:00 - 17:30 (Show details)
  • 09:00 Meet at the workshop
  • Glassblowing Lesson (About 20 minutes)
  • 1.Wind the melting glass around a pole
    img_gb7 Spin an iron pipe to wind melting glass in the crucible with a temperature of about 1,500 degrees celsius!
  • 2. Put iron phosphorus on the surface of glass
    img_gb7 Cool down the soft glass around the pipe to form a shape. It is important to spin the glass at a constant speed.
  • 3. Blow the glass
    img_gb7 Hold the tip of the pipe with you mouth, blow while spinning the pipe.
  • 4. Shape the bottom of the glass
    img_gb7 Flatten the bottom and tighten the mouth of the glass.
  • 5. Attache the ponte pole
    img_gb7 Attach a ponte pole in the center of the bottom of the glass and cut it off from the blowing pipe by hitting the glass against the workbench.
  • 6. Finishing work
    img_gb7 Fire the mouth you cut in the previous process to soften it again, widen and shape it with chopsticks.
  • 7. Completion
    img_gb7 After you completed your work, we will put your glass in a lehr (500 degrees Celcius) to cool it down gradually, and take it out of the lehr in the next morning to hand it to you.
  • 09:20 Activity Ends
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    • Open to children 5 years old or over.
    • Infants must be accompanied by parents.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
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    • You do not have to bring anything in particular.
    • Please wear clothes suitable for the lesson.
Additional Note(s)
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    • You can make one piece per person.
    • You can choose from 7 colors; blue, light blue, green, peach, yellow, orange, and transparent.

      Please note that an extra fee of JPY 860 will be required if you choose peach or orange.
    • We will hand your work to you on the day after the lesson. We can also send it to you. You can pick it up after 9:00 a.m. on the next day. Delivery charge (JPY 1,000 for a parcel of 3 kg or less) is the same all over the country.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
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    • You can book a maximum of 20.
Activity provider
Sun Glass Studio
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


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Duration 0.5 hour(s)
Availability Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
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