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Tsuboyayaki: The southernmost Japanese prefecture, Okinawa, was once its own kingdom for more than five hundred years (1372 - 1879). The Ryukyu Kingdom and the society and culture that developed around it was a crossroads between Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan. Tsuboyayaki or Tsuboya ware is the traditional pottery technique of the Ryukyu culture, and is well-known throughout Japan. Recently, the kilns of Okinawa have been so popular that they sell their products to retailers at markets held every 3 months where buyers line up for 2-3 hours just to get in.


  • DIAMETER: 7.8 cm (3.07 in)
  • HEIGHT: 4.5 cm (1.77 in)
  • VOLUME: 90 ml (3.06 fl oz)
  • WEIGHT: 70.5 grams (2.49 oz)
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: About 150 grams (5.3 oz)
  • MATERIAL: Ceramic
  • NOTE: Use mild soap and soft sponge or cloth for washing. Do not use in dishwasher or microwave.
  • ARTIST NAME: tomboy_ceramic_works (Yuuki Tomura) More info here




"Things destroyed in the past,
thing being destroyed today,
things that may be destroyed in the future.
I want to express these impermanence of human, things,
or feelings with my ceramic works.
My desire is to put a smile on someone's face
who see my work in the distant future."
(translated from the original words by Yuuki)


About the artist, Yuuki Tomura

Yuuki Tomura is a ceramic artist active in Okinawa, under the artist name "tomboy." He currently teaches at Avurn Pottery & Ceramic Art School.

Past Exhibitions
2008: "Otokonomi オトコノミ" at Okinawa Prefectural University of Art, University Museum
2009: "+tic (プラスチック)" (plastic) at Okinawa Prefectural University of Art, University Museum
2010: "Art Students' Exhibition" at ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery, NY
2011: Exhibition of four ceramic ware specialists "沖山愛奈 (oki-yama-ai-na)" at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
2011: "Five Potter's Special Exhibition" at Ryubo Department Store, Art Salon
2011: Exhibition "chiisana taisaku" (small major work) at Takamitsu Gallery
2011: Tomura Yuuki Ceramic Works Exhibition "- Bi Sho Jo- 美少女" (beautiful girl) at Takamitsu Gallery

2011: "TOAUNYU Prize" at the Ryuseki Corporation 60th Anniversary Event, "tsugu mono tachi 継ぐものたち" (followers)




Tsuboya, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Chataro café/shop
More info available here

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