Coral dying at Shuri Ryusen

 Two weeks ago i was finally able to join in on #OkiFunDay with my friends Kassie and Kacey. We had breakfast at CC’s Chicken & Waffles on the SeaWall and then drove down to Naha for some fun activities. We went coral dying at Shuri Ryusen. I had never heard of this place but Kassie had this on her bucketlist before moving to Okinawa!! As soon as you walk in there is a store where you can purchase professionally dyed items, on the second floor is the crafting area and on the third floor there is a professional studio.

^^ this was an actual vehicle used to carry the emperor of Okinawa back in the day ^^
^^ tiny little nesting dolls ^^
^^ obsessed with the details ^^

You can choose between any of these items (all for the same price, ¥3,200), totes, fabric to cover your coffee mug, fabric for gift wrapping, fabric for framing, t-shirts, among other goodies.

^^ Okinawa Kanji stamp ^^^^ professionally stamped fabric ^^

After finishing our projects we visited the third floor to explore the Atelier where professional coral dying is done.

It was a great day trip adventure for us DIY lovers! Up Next -> Ball Donut Park!

Shuri Ryusen
1-54 Shuri Yamakawacho,
Naha, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone: 098-866-1131

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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  • Um woah. This is a job that I could totally get behind.
    What do you do? Collect coral and then make stellar art from it. No big deal.
    I want to see your final result! What did you make?

  • Kassie ODriscoll

    How did I miss those adorable nesting dolls?? It was fun! See you tomorrow! <3

  • Hannah Curtis

    this looks so fun to do! do you think its suitable for older little kids (as in Eden)? she would LOVE it, arts & crafts is totally up her alley!

  • Heather K

    Did you have to make an appointment or could you just show up? This looks like so much fun!!

  • Yes we made an appointment! The lady that works there speaks good english, so it was pretty easy 😉

  • I think that if you help her it could be totally doable for Eden! It's really not that hard 😀

  • It's awesome and yeah can you imagine getting paid to just sitting on the floor, listening to some nice music and just painting fabric with coral. Totally dreamy.

  • This is awesome! I so have to do this before we leave!