Okinawa Map

This Okinawa Map is created in Okinawa by local artist Desmond Liang, and it has been taking the island by a storm. Following the shape of each city in Okinawa, the designer used the name of each city in Japanese to make up the map of Okinawa main island.


There are three different colors to choose from, and all colors are token from objects in real life.

Okinawa Map Red HibiscusRed & orange is the color of the hibiscus flower, known as the flower of Okinawa.

Okinawa Map Green Screwed PineGreen is the color of the Okinawa Adan ( also known as screwpine). They can be seen all over the island and their fruits look like pineapples hanging from the branches. Blue is the color of the sky.

Okinawa Map Blue Zanpa SunsetBlue is the color of the ocean during sunset at cape Zanpa in Yomitan, and the purple is the color of the sunset sky.

Where To Buy

Within Okinawa

The locations listed below carry the map. Shipping is not available within Okinawa. If you wish to purchase the map in Okinawa, please visit these locations.


Google Pin:
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 6:00 am – 3:00 pm

Okinawa City: BB Coffee

Google Pin:
Open Thursday to Tuesday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Nakamura House Okinawa

Kitanakigusuku: Nakamura Residence (Japan National Heritage)

Google Pin:
Open Daily: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Kadena AFB: Kadena Gift Corner

Tuesday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm

Online Order: Ship To Location Outside Okinawa Only

What You Need To Know Before Ordering Online

  • Shipping time varies from 4 to 14 busienss days depends on destination (ie. 3 days within Japan, 7+ days to U.S.A.)
  • All maps are rolled up and packed in heavy-duty cardboard tube before shipping.
  • All print are made in Japan, shipped from Okinawa to your door via Japan Post priority shipping.
  • Price include shipping and tax.

Okinawa Map Red Hibiscus

Red & Orange


Okinawa Map Green Screwed Pine

Green & Blue


Okinawa Map Blue Zanpa Sunset

Blue & Purple


About The Print


Semi-Glossy, 135g hight quality heavyweight paper.


A2 (420 x 594 mm or 16.5 x 23.4 in)


The Secret In The Map

From far away, the map looks like a play in typography. Look at it closely, you will find familiar symbols being incorporated into the kanji (Japanese/Chinese characters). Each one of these symbols has a story behind it. The designer spent his first year in Okinawa traveling around the island and collected folktales and anecdotes from the locals. Undergoing rapid development due to the tourism boom, traditional custom and old stories about Okinawa are fading away. Okinawa is the island of abundant, but many who have lived and traveled to Okinawa don’t know each Okinawa city offers a unique line up of local produces and products and are unique and exclusive in Okinawa. The symbols are meant to spark curiosity. By asking questions and understanding the meaning of each symbol, you will be led to discover a whole new world about Japan’s subtropical paradise.

We have a dedicated page about all the secrets in the map, visit to find out more.

Discover The Secrets

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