Specialties of Ogimi


Shikwasa and Kugani Fruits

The two fruits have become the signature agricultural products of Ogimi Village. To begin with, the shikwasa (also known as the flat lemon or hirami lemon) is a citrus fruit which is green on the outside and has a strong acidic taste. It is very popular as a juice or when used to flavor cooking. In winter the fruit ripens, becomes yellow in color and is then called a Kugani. It can be eaten raw and has a perfect combination of acidity and sweetness which produces a superb taste.

Ogimi Village Shikwasa Promotion Office


Original Products from the Emi’s Store

Gift from healthy vegetables

The Emi’s Store is known for its signature Emi’s Sauce which is made from the juice of locally grown shikuwasa fruit. The sauce is used to add flavor to cooking, and along with it, the store sells a variety of shikuwasa flavored dressings, furikake and noodles as part of its garden series of products. Store owner Emi Kinjo attributes her personal longevity to how she took after her grandmother’s eating habits, and now she would like for future generations to also make Okinawa’s traditional food a part of their everyday diet, including its fruits and vegetables.

The Emi’s Store


AWQMORI in Ogimi

Takasato Distillery

The distillery began operations in 1950 and is run by a local community of people as a collective business. It specializes in making awamori distilled rice alcohol using only the finest natural water taken from upstream in the Takasato River after which the distillery takes its name. The distillery’s motto states, “As a local community we put our heart into making the best tasting alcohol” and it is by those words that the business’ workers continually strive to make excellent products, many of which have received awards from the Okinawa Awamori Distillers Association.

Takasato Distillery


Ogimi Village Japanese Style Buckwheat Noodles

Ogimi Village Japanese Style Buckwheat Noodles (Soba Noodles)

In an effort to boost tourism, Ogimi Village is now promoting its local variety of buckwheat noodles. The noodles are made from locally harvested chameyo wheat which gives them a delightful aroma and taste. The village is also looking to develop more of its varied resources such as tea and other goods to further increase tourism.

Nerome restaurant TEL:0980-44-3764
Esu no hana TEL:0980-43-3040


Wrought goods of Shikuwasa

Oshikawa Shikuwasa

The Teruya Nosan Company uses only naturally grown shikuwasa fruit from the Oshikawa region of Ogimi Village. “You’ll understand if you drink our product straight,” says company representative Nobuyasu Teruya. The company’s manufacturing process subdues the fruit’s bitterness and acidity to produce a well-balanced flavor, after which a bit of honey and sugar are added for taste. The finalized product goes great with locally sold awamori alcohol and other cocktails. Or it can be used to give grilled fish and meat a wonderfully unique flavor.

Teruya Industries


Traditional Crafts of Ogimi Village

Ogimi the land of longing craftsman.

Ogimi Village was once known for its community of skilled carpenters who were supported by the village women. The women made a type of fabric woven out of grass and fashioned it into clothes and other goods. This fabric, called bashofu, requires a large amount of time and energy to make, and many local artisans still produce it by hand in their workshops. Ogimi Village has other traditional crafts as well, including pottery, lacquerware and woodwork. Every year in April the village holds the Exhibition Igimitiguma to display and sell the work of various artisans who are dedicated to their craft.

Tiira (lamp making and woodwork) TEL:0980-44-2320
Tebine Shisa (pottery) TEL:0980-44-2424


Bashofu Original Products

Bashofu should not be construed to watch.

“Bashofu craftwork is not something you’ll find in a museum. It’s something we must figure out how to incorporate into our everyday lives,” says Mieko Taira, director of the Ogimi Village Bashofu Hall. Bashofu artisans use their creativity to design and produce handbags, wallets, table centerpieces, corsages, cellular phone cases and other original products, all while maintaining a high degree of workmanship.

Ogimi Village Bashofu Hall


Ogimi Village Tea

Grace of longevity village

Around the time of World War II a man named Katsunori Yamagusuku revived the booming village’s tea industry. He was inclined to do so after hearing village elders say that the tea had been very delicious. True to the name of the “Long-life Fields" of Ogimi Village, local growers now aim to produce a tea that is healthy for drinkers. This means mixing in microbial inoculants, using natural soil and forgoing pesticides. Harvests have been increasing every year and growers are hoping to make friends around the country to further promote their healthy tea product.

Yamagusuku Tea Estate


Shikwasa Syrup & Bunagaya Box Lunch

A gift from the "village of longevity"

With its continued focus on developing ways to make use of the region's famous shikuwasa fruit, the Ogimi Village Rural Lifestyle Research Association has created shikuwasa syrup. The product carries with it the appealing charm of nature, longevity, and warmth that is often associated with Ogimi Village, and it is made of 100% juice from locally grown shikuwasa and sugar (with no water added). The ingredients are heated to create a syrup which makes for a delicious drink, goes great on shaved ice, or adds a unique flavor to cooking.
The bunagaya box lunch is made exclusively with healthy ingredients grown and produced in Ogimi Village. It comes in an environmentally friendly package that is popular among visitors who come to the area on a school trip or for ecotourism.

Ogimi Village rural areas Life Study Group


Nanataki No Mizu

Taste of the original natural water is non heat sterilization

Nanataki no mizu (lit. the water of seven falls) is drawn up from a natural source deep within the ground. It is then filtered to remove bacteria and packaged in a special way which does not alter its taste. The water is loaded with natural minerals and perfectly safe to drink. As for the product name, it was taken from the Nanataki waterfall in nearby Kijoka which is a sacred area with a storied past.

Okinawa Kenko Company


Akatsuchi Japanese Radish

Sweet size and BIG boasts. I aim the red soil area of Okinawa radish one!

In the northern part of Okinawa in Ogimi Village there is red soil that has a higher than average acidity level. The akatsuchi Japanese radishes grown in this soil take on a natural sweetness and are two times larger than regular Japanese radishes. During the shipping season from December to April people outside the prefecture often inquire about this popular product and locals are now planning to make it an official Ogimi brand.

Roadside Station Ogimi


Shell Ginger Skincare Products

Stick to 100% Shell Ginger

These original products are made by a patented manufacturing process that does not use a single drop of water. Instead it uses a natural liquid extracted from only the flowers, leaves and stems of the shell ginger plant. This organic ingredient called "marumi kiara" is then distilled until it produces an oil which is used to make shell ginger products giving them a beautifying effect on wrinkles, skin blotches and more. Furthermore, the shell ginger plants grown are an indigenous species organically farmed in JAS certified soil, so consumers can rest assured that it is a safe product made to the highest of standards.

Marumi Kiara Co., Ltd.


Okinawa Murakami Farms

Pea sprout cultivation in Okinawa's first

Okinawa Murakami Farms opened the Ogimi Seisan Center in Ogimi Village in July 2013, becoming the largest specialty bean sprout grower in Okinawa Prefecture. Murakami Farms hopes to help revitalize local employment and provide a new business model for Okinawan agriculture.

Cutting edge plant factory that employs many high-tech methods based on the cultivation technologies of Murakami Farms, headquartered in Hiroshima Prefecture. Sales are through the Okinawa Products Enterprise Corporation.

  • The housing shields the crop from insects and contaminents, reducing risk.
  • Cooling system is eco-friendly using vaporization heat from spring water.

Okinawa Murakami Farms TEL:0980-44-1930


Blue Ocean Co., Ltd.

Water of healthy longevity of Ogimi Village

Our company provides, in 7 g pet bottles designed to have the lightest possible impact on the environment, mineral water replete with natural minerals originating from a Paleozoic limestone mountain at Ogimi, famous as a village declaring itself to be number one in Japan for longevity.

Blue Ocean Co., Ltd. TEL:0980-44-1936

株式会社 ブルーオーシャンズ

Ogimi Farm

Plant factory in the prefecture's largest

Ogimi Farm, in Ogimi Village (the connecting beach) is the largest vegetation factory in the prefecture. It is a facility which carries out the processing of vegetables in an entirely human-operated environment. Using the mineral-rich spring water of Ogimi, the facility consistently supplies safe leafy vegetables without the use of pesticides.

おおぎみファーム TEL:0980-50-5211