A town rooted in history and culture, Shuri is home of the <I>Bingata</I> atelier Nadoyama Arts and Crafts. Everything started after the war when artist Aijun Nadoyama opened a research institute to revive the art of Bingata. Nowadays, the studio gives exposure to classical as well as new fashion creations that are also for sales. From the waste pieces of Bingata, homemade bookmarkers and purses are also made and are very popular items for souvenirs. Bingata-making explanations are provided to visitors, allowing a deeper discovery of the charms of Bingata dyed with southern island vivid colors and the magnificent compositional arrangement.