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The Longevity Grass of Okinawa: Chomeiso

The Longevity Grass of Okinawa: Chomeiso

Parsley Family Peucedanum japonicum Japanese plant native to Okinawa  Chomeiso (cho-may-so) is a well-known, traditional herb on the island of Okinawa but virtually unheard of outside of Okinawa, Japan. It
The Symbolic Citrus of Okinawa: Shikuwasa

The Symbolic Citrus of Okinawa: Shikuwasa

Citrus Family Citrus Depressa Japanese plant native to Okinawa and Taiwan Shikuwasa or Shikwasa (Shee-koo-wah-sah/Sheek-wah-sah) is a popular fruit in Okinawa. The word Shikuwasa means ‘eating vinegar‘ in Okinawan language.
Path to a Long Life: Okinawan Style

Path to a Long Life: Okinawan Style

Okinawa Prefecture, Japan “The Longevity Island“ 沖縄県日本 ~ 長寿の島 While Japan is known for health and longevity, there is one prefecture that is healthiest of them all: Okinawa. Okinawa is