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The Okinawa Map That Everyone Is Talking About

Since its initial launch in 2016, this Okinawa Map has become the talk of the town in Okinawa. 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.

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 four color schemes inspired by scenic views and the beautiful nature of Okinawa.

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 one is called RyuKyu Umi (Okinawa Sea in Japanese) which captures the colors of the Okinawa sean in different times.

The Hidden Secrets In The Map

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

Discover the hidden symbols in the map, and the stories behind them. Each short article below points out a hidden symbol. Let’s explore the hidden side of Okinawa.

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