A great man once said: "When god created human beings, I bet he didn't think of bombs and things..." I highly suspect this was/is the case, and provides greater context into art being a representation of the human condition in a multitude of facets.
So, for my first adventure here in Okinawa, I spent a day in Yomitan Pottery Village with a colleague and dear friend of mine. Yomitan Pottery Village is a secluded little area inhabited by a number of pottery artisans and probably a fair amount of Habu (local venomous snakes). Some of the artisans that reside in the local area have lineages that can be traced back for generations.
In exploring the village grounds, there was a cafe and several pottery shops that sell souvenirs, dishes, and glassware made by the local artisans (the items range from a few dollars to several thousand or their equivalency in yen).
The area quickly became a place that I plan to go back to, to do some additional exploration and hopefully shoot a roll of Portra on less of a gray day.
If you're ever in the area, definitely check it out.