OKINAWA Select Shop “Miraiya SANGO” at AEON MALL Okinawa Rycom
post : 2015.04.27 18:00
“AEON MALL Okinawa Rycom” celebrated its grand opening on April 25. The site area that can hold four Tokyo Domes has as many as 220 stores, among which Okinawa CLIP would like to strongly recommend you a “typical Okinawan shop.”
It is a shop called “Miraiya SANGO,” which is at the corner of “Miraiya Shoten” in the building Rycom Village. The concept of the shop is to provide more than 100 items including Okinawan craftworks, sundries, food, etc. specially selected from “FROM OKINAWA GIFT SHOP”!
In the huge shopping mall where excellent merchandises from home and abroad gather, “Miraiya SANGO” selects only excellent items produced from Okinawa and introduces them to customers with a good confidence. The products are displayed in a spacious sale space of 25 tsubo (about 82.6 m2).
At the center of the sale space, you can find a space where you sit at the table in a leisurely fashion to read a book. They say that seminars, etc. will be held here every month.
For everyday use, according to categories of “Items for cooking (eating utensils, food, and food-related books),” “Items for using at home (interior goods and the related books),” “Okinawan cosmetics (and the related books),” selected supreme products are displayed with related books respectively.
This is “Milk Bag,” which is hardly found in Okinawa still. It is recycled from milk cartons. It gives a strong impact to whoever is viewing it as well as it is durable, so you can use it in your everyday life for outing and shopping with your children.
As the shop has Okinawa traditional toys like Ryukyu Hariko (paper mache) and Yubi Habu (Okinawan traditional toy shaped snake), children have a good conversation with their grandpas and grandmas. Three generations of a family can enjoy here!
“Ryukyu Miyarabi Kokeshi” is also recommended. “Miyarabi” means a beautiful girl. As the name suggests, it is a slender, pretty kokeshi doll. For materials, they use Okinawan trees like Ryukyu pine. This product has been sold since 1974, and you can rediscover this kind of fine hidden items here.
I would like to strongly recommend this excellent item, “Shuri Hachimitsu (honey).” It is said that bees occur in a circle within a radius of 2 km. The honey is made after collecting honey from flowers near Shuri Castle!
In addition to those, another rare product is a furikake*which is dried and grounded skipjack and tuna caught by single-hook fishing at Ishigaki Island. This is very delicious! It tastes best for onigiri (rice balls), and sprinkling it over salad is also recommended.
*furikake: a dry Japanese seasoning meant to be sprinkled on top of rice
Also different types of salts from islands of Okinawa selected by a salt coordinator can be purchased in small bottles, so it is convenient to use them according to different cooking purposes. To collect these blessings of islands, we have to visit around the islands. But here at “Miraiya SANGO,” we can find the blessings.
The “Miraiya SANGO” has a large collection of items selected from all over Okinawa after Yuimaru Okinawa, which has great achievements as a planner and distributor of Ryukyu products such as Okinawa craftwork and food, identify qualities of products
For example, it is hard to decide to buy large dishes of Okinwan yachimun (pottery), but small dishes and small bowls are selected for buyers to use them easily for everyday life. Books, which give you helpful hints on how to use them, are placed by the products.
Why don’t you take this opportunity to rediscover wonderful products of Okinawa?
All the products must be appreciated as gifts to someone, but how about giving you a gift to yourself, who always try hard?
Location: Miraiya Shoten, 1F, AEON MALL Okinawa Rycom
（Address: Block 4, Kitanakagusuku Awase land planning and consolidation business area, Kitanakagusuku, Nakagami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan）
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Okinawa CLIP Photo Writer Hiroshi Kuwamura (KUWA)