Bokksu‘s July 2017 theme is TROPICAL OKINAWA!
Located south of mainland Japan, Okinawa Prefecture is made up of over 100 islands and is home to around 130 beaches. From the breathtaking Emerald Beach to the sparkling Nishihara Kira Kira Beach, Okinawa has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Furthermore, with traditional icons like shisa (the lion-dog hybrid that wards off evil and brings good), Okinawa is also a wonderful sightseeing destination for culture and arts. Okinawa is known for rare delicacies such as kokuto (pure brown sugar) and pineapples, which are both featured this month to showcase Okinawa’s unique flavors. Kokuto has achieved a strong following due to its distinct, complex flavor and many health benefits. Lastly, we would be remiss if we did not also include the Okinawan Pineapple, which is so well known in Japan that there is even a park dedicated to the pineapple where you can see them grow! We are ecstatic to take you on a gourmet adventure to experience the vibrant flavors and traditions of “Tropical Okinawa”!