In 2021 we took a giant leap in our journey. After five years of selling as a vendor in many stores across Okinawa, we open a small shop inside Kadena Exchange on Okinawa.
To celebrate this significant milestone, we create a shop logo unlike many others. Logo design is usually simple and compact in design. Our logo is relatively complex, but it carries on an Okinawan legacy. Learn more about the design below.
We call our first baby Ohana Community Shop. Besides our original Okinawa inspired arts and gifts, we also inviting local creators to join our adventure. Ohana is a Hawaiian word for family. We want this shop to be a place for customers who value originality and locally made products and a platform for our local creators family on Okinawa.
Community Shop is a dated business model. It was popular before the major business development in Okinawa. Back in the days, many villages on Okinawa have community shops. The shops are funded, managed, and supplied by the villagers. The board members ensure the store also carries essentials for the villagers. Many of these community shops feature locally produced products. After the first community shop was founded in Oku of northern Okinawa, it spreads to south Kyushu. Now all community shops in mainland Japan have been replaced by convenience store chains, and only a handful remain on Okinawa.
Our logo's design follows the same style as many community shops, which feature natural scapes, wide lives, and abundant products in the region. We hope you enjoyed the Okinawa elements on this logo. Zoom in! There are many small details to be discovered.
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Bella+Canvas 100% pre-shrunk cotton.
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When you wear this shirt with the Ohana Community Shop logo, you help to spread an important message. No matter where you live, the truth is when you shop with small local businesses, you help create a vibrant and strong community. Join the Ohana. Join our mission to support local creators.