Attention crafters!  There’s a shop near Gate 2 Street to supply your creative needs.

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Yarn, beads, fabric and notions of all kinds, the Hand Craft Shop is a great resource whatever your hobby may be.

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For the knitter or crocheter, the store is stocked with quite a variety of yarn, including alpaca, cashmere, lame, wool, and cotton at good prices, plus needles and hooks of all sizes.  I purchased a five-skein pack of 40g wool/acrylic yarn for only 600 yen.

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For the sewer or quilter, you’ll discover a selection of fabrics in solids, patterns and holiday prints in cotton and cotton blends.

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Bins of thread fill a section of wall with several brands including the American Coat’s brand.  I was recently told that Japanese thread breaks more easily than American brands – I haven’t tested it with my sewing machine, but I was thrilled with the color selection carried here.

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The Hand Craft Shop also carries floral arrangement supplies, beads, clay, styrofoam, and embroidery products.  In terms of price, I thought the yarn and thread were excellent prices, and while the buttons I purchased were a bit pricey, the selection was great.

Hand Craft Shop

Hours: 1000 – 1900 Daily, closed sporadically according to the owner

Phone: 098-938-8239

Address: 2 Chome-6-46 Chūō, Okinawa-shi, Okinawa-ken 904-0004

GPS Coordinates: 26.3388927, 127.80011690000003

Directions: On Chuo Park Ave (B.C. Street). From Kadena Gate 2, turn left at light onto 330, then left at the first street at “HideAway”.  Store is approximately four blocks on right, across the street from La Cucina soap shop and next door an embroidery shop.



  1. What kind of beads do they have there? I love to make my own jewelry and was contemplating bringing my jewelry making kit. I also wanted to know if I can get an assortment of ribbon over there. I love to make bows for my 2 yo daughter. Knowing that there is an abundance of fabric over there makes me so happy. I am definetly set on bringing my sewing machine.

  2. I shop here all the time. They have some great things I can’t find in a regular fabric store sometimes. I think they might be part of the Rainbow House chain…at least I am pretty sure that is what one of my Okinawan friends told me…but I could be wrong.