Meet the family
Hi JahanaKippan fans, customers and Okinawa sweet lovers,
So its been quite a while since we updated our English language site blog for which we apologise and can only offer the excuse that we have been so busy that literally months have flown by! A weak excuse we know but lots and lots of exciting things have been happening recently so lets get started with the update. 

Momoto, a local Okinawan scene magazine recently visited us and put together a fantastic photo story on our shop, sweets and family. JahanaKippanten has been run proudly by the Jahana/Gakiya family for at least 6 generations (probably more but records are lost before that) with a family line that possibly runs right back to the Kume 36 families who were a community of Chinese artists and craftmen who migrated to Okinawa in the late 14th century. Today 3 generations work in the shop together to continue the tradition following our (Hisano and James) return to Okinawa last year. We were delighted with the photo the Momoto team took and Kantetsu Jahana, current master of the shop and Hisano's father, us and our girls so here it is below. We almost got our youngest to pose well for it!!

Jahana family