About - KANASA

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KANASA

Founded by two Ryukyuan women, KANASA is a leading resource for Ryukyuan culture for those who are interested in travelling consciously and with respect to a deeply sacred place. Ryukyu (Okinawa) has been famous for its slow, happy lifestyle which attracts thousands of tourists per year. People often wonder why Ryukyu exudes happiness, especially after having experienced adversity, something which people can adopt and implement into their lifestyles. Kanasa is a workers co-operative based in the UK to promote Ryukyuan culture worldwide in accordance to the earth-centric values of our ancestors. We often amplify voices of people across the world who share the same beliefs and values, and we are a space of learning, growing and understanding.

Kanasa

Founded by two Ryukyuan women, KANASA is a leading resource for Ryukyuan culture for those who are interested in travelling consciously and with respect to a deeply sacred place. Ryukyu (Okinawa) has been famous for its slow, happy lifestyle which attracts thousands of tourists per year. People often wonder why Ryukyu exudes happiness, especially after having experienced adversity, something which people can adopt and implement into their lifestyles. Kanasa is a workers co-operative based in the UK to promote Ryukyuan culture worldwide in accordance to the earth-centric values of our ancestors. We often amplify voices of people across the world who share the same beliefs and values, and we are a space of learning, growing and understanding.

The Slow Lifestyle

Living 'slow' is something Ryukyu is famous for, ask anyone that's been to Ryukyu or has watched Japanese dramas. Everyone reveres the slow lifestyle of the Ryukyus, which juxtaposes the fast-paced, hyper-consumerist lifestyles of modern society. Having a religion centred around ecology and boasting health foods produced with mineral processing, we want to introduce the sustainable, ecological lifestyles that our ancestors have relished in for all of these years.

The Slow Lifestyle

Living ‘slow’ is something Ryukyu is famous for, ask anyone that’s been to Ryukyu or has watched Japanese dramas. Everyone reveres the slow lifestyle of the Ryukyus, which juxtaposes the fast-paced, hyper-consumerist lifestyles of modern society. Having a religion centred around ecology and boasting health foods produced with mineral processing, we want to introduce the sustainable, ecological lifestyles that our ancestors have relished in for all of these years.
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Donate

Donate to KANASA, all of our donations go to maintaining our website & giving back to the local Ryukyuan community. We provide financial statements to ensure 100% transparency is maintained.

The Profit-led, Greenwashed Business Model Works for No-One.

Looking back, it's clear that traditional business models which focus on profit-maximisation simply do not work. 

The Founders of KANASA have since the beginning, committed to creating a Worker's Co-Operative, so that everyone can benefit equally from the fruits of our shared labour.  Our aim is to be fully-committed to creating a healthy, ecologically and socially viable business standard.

If you have any questions about our business practices, please get in touch and we will happily discuss with you. Contact us at [email protected]

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With your health in Mind

We realised that, although the ‘Okinawa diet’ is often spoken about, authentic Ryukyuan foods are seldom seen outside of the islands, especially those that are clean and natural, and most importantly, been produced by independent producers.

From the sweet nectar of Ryukyuan Black Sugar Cane to the uniquely refreshing and tangy Shikuwasa powder, our products are packed with the best of what nature offers us.

Ethically Sourced

Our food culture, or the ‘Okinawa diet’ as many call it, has always attracted those who wonder why the Ryukyuan people live longer-than-average lives.

All of our products are produced by small-scale, artisan farmers. Their yield is driven by the forces of nature rather than consumer demand, putting environmental stewardship first.

All of our products are produced by small-scale, artisan farmers. Their yield is driven by the forces of nature rather than consumer demand, putting environmental stewardship first.