Been There – Okinawa

Starbucks Been There – Okinawa is a mug for a prefecture in Japan that has a rich and diverse history that stretches back thousands of years. The origin of the term “Okinawa” remains unclear, with one of the possible meanings being “rope in the open ocean”, referring to how the islands form a chain along the China Sea from Kagoshima to Taiwan. The history of Okinawa dates back to prehistoric times, with the earliest Okinawans known as the Minatogawa people. From the 12th century, during the Gusuku era, farming developed on the islands, and communities grew.… Read more