About Us

Ryukyu Mabui was started by Sherry Schafer, a second-generation Ryukyuan American. Living in America and longing for products from Ryukyu (Okinawa), she decided to start Ryukyu Mabui to provide access to quality Ryukyuan products in North and Central America.

"Ryukyu Mabui" means "Ryukyu Soul" in Uchinaaguchi, a Ryukyuan language. The name was chosen because all of our products are made with care and reflect the warm and kind spirit of Ryukyuans (Okinawans).