Places to Buy Oshima Tsumugi Souvenirs (Amami City Edition)




Rosemary White



Of those who visit Amami Oshima, many want to bring home a unique souvenir that isn’t too hard to carry.  Well how about you take back a souvenir made from Oshima Tsumugi silk fabric?

The art of creating Tsumugi silk fabric has been honed and preserved on Amami Oshima for over 1,300 years, and it is an elegant fabric that the Japanese consider to be the highest quality fabric for kimono (Japanese-style clothing).

Tsumugi silk is traditionally dyed in mud, and other plant-based dyes like indigo, repeatedly to create a spectrum of shades and colors, and then in a process that involves over 40 separate procedures it is woven into patterns that characterize common icons of Amami, like the local plants and animals.

For those of us who don’t necessarily wear kimono every day, souvenirs that are a bit more practical are more ideal.  Luckily, the people of Amami have started to make other products with the Tsumugi silk to make it more accessible to everyone.

In this article I’d like to share souvenir shops and Authentic Amami Oshima Tsumugi silk producers where you can get some of these products!

Tsumugi Shops in Amami City


Tokuyama Tsumugi

Tokuyama Tsumugi in Naze, Amami City specializes in Authentic Amami Oshima Tsumugi products, and they also sell other Amami souvenirs like local snacks and Kokuto Shochu (distilled liquor made with brown sugar).

本場奄美大島紬 紬のとくやま

They sell many accessories, like key-chains and good luck charms made with Tsumugi fabric, as well as neckties and scarfs, so you can find a souvenir for people of all ages here!


I personally recommend their earrings made from Tsumugi silk strands; they are stylish and modern- perfect for the fashionista in your life!

Tokuyama Tsumugi is conveniently located on a small shopping street next to cafés and other shops.  They are open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, except they close on Thursdays.

Here is their website, check them out sometime!


The authentic Tsumugi silk fabric shop Tsumugi-no-Nishi is located on the same shopping street as Tokuyama Tsumugi in the heart of Naze, Amami City.  It has slightly different products, so they are both worth visiting!


This store sells contemporary-styled clothing made with Tsumugi fabric, as well as bags, hats, scarfs and more.  They also have cute fabric animal dolls made with Tsumugi!


Tsumugi-no-Nishi, along with all of the other shops on this list, is family owned and run.  If you stop by, have a chat with the shop person; they most likely helped make the items!

They are open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and they have a blog dedicated to their new products:

Tsumugi Factory nono

While Tsumugi Factory nono is also in the main section of Naze, it is closer to the port and the Yanigawa bar street.  It is also next to a public parking structure, so those who are travelling by car can also easily access it.

本場大島紬のお店Tsumugi Factory nono

They sell accessories at this shop that are sleek and compact, like wallets, coin purses, pencil and glasses cases, and more!

The patterns of Tsumugi they design at this store are also business-like and modern, for those going for a more subtle Tsumugi look.


They have a website here, and they are open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM with the exception of Thursdays and Sundays, when they are closed.


The souvenir shop Maeda-ya has two locations: one is in the Amami Airport, and the other is the main shop, which is just a 5 minute drive north from there in the Kasari area of Amami City.

The main shop also has a shell gallery, an ice-cream shop, and a large selection of local Amami souvenirs as well in addition to the authentic Tsumugi silk fabric they offer.

まえだ屋 笠利町宇宿本店店内

Maeda-ya also sells small pieces of Tsumugi fabric and spools of Tsumugi for people who want to try their hand at making Tsumugi accessories themselves!


This family friendly store is also on the way to beaches and other fun tourist destinations in the northern part of Amami Oshima!

The main shop is open from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, while the airport location is open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  The main shop has more Tsumugi products so I would recommend stopping by that one if you are looking for Tsumugi souvenirs!

Here is their website with more info!

These are just a few shops in the Amami City area, but there are various other unique family-owned shops that provide Tsumugi souvenirs for every occasion.

Experience this world-renowned fabric and stop by some of these shops on your next trip to Amami!




本場奄美大島紬のお土産屋 『奄美市版』












本場奄美大島紬専門店  紬のとくやま 



本場奄美大島紬 紬のとくやま















Tsumugi Factory nono 奄美

「Tsumugi Factory nono 奄美」も名瀬中心に位置していますが、港と飲酒店が多い屋仁川通りに近いです。そして、有料駐車場が周りにあるので、車で移動している人も楽に行けます。

本場大島紬のお店Tsumugi Factory nono




「Tsumugi Factory nono 奄美」はホームページがあり、木曜日と日曜日の定休日以外に10時から18時まで営業中です。


お土産屋の「まえだ屋」は支店2ヶ所があります。1ヶ所は奄美空港の中にあり、もう1ヶ所は空港から車で数分の場所にある「まえだ屋 笠利町宇宿本店」です。

まえだ屋 笠利町宇宿本店店内





「まえだ屋 笠利町宇宿本店」は9時半から17時まで開いていて、空港の支店は8時から19時まで開いています。しかし、本店の方が紬のお土産が多くそろっているので、紬のお土産をお探しの人は本店をおすすめします!






Rosemary White

Rosemary White

Born and raised in New Mexico, U.S.A, I have worked as a Coordinator for International Relations for Amami City as of August, 2018. I translate materials such as Amamikke articles as well as write my own, and I run the Amami Island Info facebook, insta and twitter accounts. Amami foodie and tour guide in the making. アメリカのニューメキシコ州生まれ育ち、2018の8月から奄美市の国際交流員(CIR)として奄美大島に来島。観光パンフレットやあまみっけの記事の翻訳、SNS情報発信。自然探検、美食家。

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