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Japanese Children’s Books, Part 2

As promised, here is the second installment of Shannan's favorite kid's books related to Japan, Okinawa and its cultures.  If you missed the first,...

Japanese Children’s Books, Part 1

CONTRIBUTED BY SHANNAN LEWELLEN “The more you read, the more things you will know.  The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~Dr. Seuss Our...

Make Your Own Salt at Gala Salt Factory

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON Next time you're looking for a fun activity for your family over the weekend, why not consider a visit to the...

Côte D’or Wine Selection Store

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK   If you’re a wine lover, head down to Côte D’or Wine Selection Store.  Open for just over a year, Côte D’or...

Hanko 21

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK In many Asian cultures, a name stamp or seal is often used instead of a signature.  Here in Japan, name stamps are called...

Acute Furniture Shop: Ethnic & Regional Cultural Experience

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK Acute is a furniture store not to be overlooked. Acute carries beautiful, new furniture made primarily of teak wood from Indonesia.  Crafted in Indonesia,...

Ryukyu Tribes Clothing Shop

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK Last week on a drive up north to "see what we could see", my friend and I spotted Ryukyu Tribes – with...

Tennenkobo Herbal & Aromatic Life

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK This week my dear neighbor took me most soothing place on island apart from the waves crashing at the beach: an aromatherapy and...

Whoop Hoop Kids Clothing

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK   Whoop Hoop's bright yellow sign has always vied for my driving attention down by Araha Beach.  With no children of my...

Hanatoki Flower Shop, Kadena AB & Camp Foster

CONTRIBUTED BY JANNINE MYERS Not so long ago, on my way to visit a friend whose wife was recovering from a minor surgical procedure, I...

Asia Ichiba

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK Despite the warm breeze still calling me to the beach, the holiday season is once again approaching.  If you aren’t set on...

Smoker’s Shop – Now Closed

UPDATE: This establishment has closed. The comments section still holds relevant information that our readers may find useful. CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINECZUBIK Okinawa's beautiful sunsets . ....

Nankuru: Pottery & Garden Supplies

CONTRIBUTED BY LARISSA Many of us have passed this interesting corner lot, filled with huge treasures just waiting to decorate our yards and homes.  You...

Harika Gift Shop

CONTRIBUTED BY LARISSA TRAQUAIR This gift shop was a fun place to browse, with 2 stories of gift items in every corner.  It looks like...

Christian Book & Gift Store

CONTRIBUTED BY LARISSA TRAQUAIR Finding a church when you first arrive on Okinawa is not an easy task and can take several months, if not...

Kokeshi, Sayonara Dolls and so much more!

CONTRIBUTED BY LARISSA TRAQUAIR In the Schilling Community Center on Kadena Air Base you will find a hidden treasure of Kokeshi and sayonara dolls.  As...

Anchor Shoji – The Kitchen Supply Store

CONTRIBUTED BY DIANA MIDDLETON Anchor Shoji is a great place to find unique Okinawan pottery and kitchen ware such as teapots, plate sets, etc.  The...

Family Boutique

CONTRIBUTED BY KELLYERACE Where do you buy your home decor on the island? Not art, but I guess what you might call "interior goods." Towels,...

Sachi’s Japanese Antiques

Editor's Note: Thanks to Tamara for leaving the following information in our comments. Sachi's was closed down but appears to have reopened.  Here's what...

La Cucina

CONTRIBUTED BY LARISSA TRAQUAIR I seem to be on a roll in finding cute boutiques to shop in lately and this one is no exception! ...

Green Tea Shop & Cafe

CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA A few weeks back the fam went up to the Aquarium for the day. Unfortunately, that day was a Tuesday which...

Ma Kukuru

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER HANSEN Two weeks ago, I took my parents to Kokusai Street. I love taking trips there because it’s where my favorite...

Furoshiki. Recycling can be beautiful!

CONTRIBUTED BY KANDY I love this time of year.  Gathering around friends and family to eat, drink and exchange gifts!  I always feel a little...

Shima’s Hobby Shop

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER HANSEN Today is the day we share our favorite holiday shopping spots on the island. I’m so excited about this, and I...

Futenma Antique Mall

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER HANSEN I like antiques. Unfortunately, my version of antiques and the local version of antiques are two different things. That’s why I...

Okinawa Select Shop

CONTRIBUTED BY DIANA MIDDLETON This cool place was recommended by our very own "To Learn" editor, Staci. Okinawa Select Shop is definitely an interesting place to...

Yoshimori – Unique Okinawa Instruments

I wanted to share this cool store down the street from my house that sells unique Okinawan instruments, such as taiko drums and sanshins....

Ashibinaa Okinawa Outlet Mall

CONTRIBUTED BY DIANA MIDDLETON A big thank you goes out to Stacey for sending the info about this mall. I can't wait to check it...

The Birthday Store … Fashion Centre Shimamura

CONTRIBUTED BY DIANA MIDDLETON Thank you to the readers who helped translate the name of this store. I'm sure most of you have seen the...

Imagine Mountain Tea for Two

CONTRIBUTED BY DANIELA My husband and I have been living in Yomitan now for almost 6 months. Today, on a some what rainy Saturday we...