Okinawa Prefecture forms the southwestern tip of Japan. It is comprised of 160 islands and has a population of approximately 1.4 million.

Okinawa is located along the similarlatitude as Hawaii, Miami, Cancun and other popular world resort areas.

Due to the subtropical oceanic climate, it is warm even in winter, with an annual average temperature of approximately 23ºC and water temperature of around 25ºC.

Okinawa was once an independent kingdom maintaining a flourishing trade with various Ea st and Southeast Asian countries and at one time was under the administration of the United States after World War Ⅱ.

Such experiences has given Okinawa a unique history from other regions of Japan. Okinawa has developed its own mixture of diverse culture influenced by China, Japan, and other Asian and Western countries.

The Ryukyu Kingdom acquired knowledge and technology through trade and exchange with Japan along with East and Southeast Asian countries, and developed a unique Ryukyuan culture suited to the land and the climate.

Traditional performing arts and craft works, which evolved during that time, have been handed down and are still enjoyed today.

The Ryukyu Kingdom acquired knowledge and technology through trade and exchange with Japan along with East and Southeast Asian countries, and developed a unique Ryukyuan culture suited to the land and the climate.

Thanks to this bountiful natural environment, previous animals and plants which are particular to Okinawa, make their home here. Okinawa has even been called the Galapagos of the East.

In Okinawa, it is believed that enjoying healthy foods will lead to a healthy life, and its people refer to healthy foods with the local word “Kusuimun” meaning something medicinal.

Ingredients particular to Okinawa which are grown among nature’s bounty and the healthy balanced cuisine are known worldwide as a source of longevity.

( Source: Subtropical Japan Okinawa )

Okinawa was once an independent kingdom maintaining a flourishing trade with various Ea st and Southeast Asian countries and at one time was under the administration of the United States after World War Ⅱ.
Such experiences has given Okinawa a unique history from other regions of Japan. Okinawa has developed its own mixture of diverse culture influenced by China, Japan, and other Asian and Western countries.

The Ryukyu Kingdom acquired knowledge and technology through trade and exchange with Japan along with East and Southeast Asian countries, and developed a unique Ryukyuan culture suited to the land and the climate.
Traditional performing arts and craft works, which evolved during that time, have been handed down and are still enjoyed today.

Okinawa with its subtropical oceanic climate is blessed with beautiful nature such as clear transparent seas of abundant corals, lush forests covering the islands band bright flowers.
Thanks to this bountiful natural environment, previous animals and plants which are particular to Okinawa, make their home here. Okinawa has even been called the Galapagos of the East.

In Okinawa, it is believed that enjoying healthy foods will lead to a healthy life, and its people refer to healthy foods with the local word “Kusuimun” meaning something medicinal.
Ingredients particular to Okinawa which are grown among nature’s bounty and the healthy balanced cuisine are known worldwide as a source of longevity.

( Source: Subtropical Japan Okinawa )