Launched in May 2017, this Okinawa Map has become the talk of the town. You see it in your friend’s home, social media, community center, local cafes, and restaurants. Teachers in Okinawa are now using this map to educate young Okinawan about this beautiful island they call home.

Why is it so popular?

Here is a quick rundown. The map is put together using Okinawan city names in Japanese. Each name follows the shape of the city. There are three colors extracted from real life. Blue and purple from a photo taken at Cape Zampa in Yomitan during sunset. Red and orange from Okianwa’s symbolic hibiscus flower. Green and blue from an Okinawa screwpine under the blue sky. The latest version of the map has over 30 hidden symbols representing celebrated tour spot, local products, folktales, and history of the Ryukyu kingdom. If you want to know more about the inspiration behind this map, heard it from the designer.

Creating a community around the map

Secrets In The Map

Discover the hidden symbols in the map, and the stories behind them. Each picture below will lead you to a hidden symbol and its story. If you would like to purchase the map, here is where you can buy it. You will also find store locations at the bottom of each article below. Thank you for your support.