Say it with lasting flowers for Valentine’s Day

There’s universal agreement that flowers are beautiful, and are the perfect gift for a partner, wife, colleague, or families, for any occasion.

These flowers are for ever.

The catch is in capturing the flower’s beauty not just for a short while, but for near eternity. That’s special, and on Okinawa, the answer to both ‘what’ and ‘how’ is Hanamaru.  Hanamaru is a flower shop that deals not only with the freshest flowers and bouquets on the island, but also in a unique process of creating ‘no dry flowers’, also called preserved flowers.  Hanamaru, located in the Tabaru district of Naha City near Naha Airport since last May, can transform a favorite flower into a ‘forever flower’.

Preserved bouquet

Whether it’s to capture the memories of a marriage proposition, or of a wedding, Hanamaru has the answers.  The process begins with the most beautiful fresh flowers,

The owner of Hanamaru, Yuki Hikami, says flowers keep memories and they are reminders of fresh feelings. Hikami explains that “our specialty is serving gifts, preserved flowers like a Diamond rose which is preserved rose flower and sprinkled with actual diamond powder on it so it is twinkling almost forever.”  The Hanamaru owner also is serving preserved wedding bouquets, so “A bride can have this bouquet in her hand at her own wedding ceremony, and keep it almost forever. You can keep this good memory and keep remembering with this bouquet.”

Hanamaru makes original bouquets, and helps clients make their own ‘only-one-of-a-kind bouquets. Hanamaru also has hibiscus or plumeria preserved flowers available in summer time.  Says Hikami, “I believe flowers are always needed by human life for relaxing or healing. I hope our flower make you smile!”

Hanamaru is also conducting flower arrangement classes that are certified by Decoration de fleul. Those interested in taking a class, should make an appointment in advance. Hanamaru is open 10 a.m. ~ 7 p.m. daily except Thursdays. Yen and Dollars are accepted, but change is given only in yen. Hanamaru is located at 3-11 Tabaru, Naha City, google map:

Parking is available in front of the shop.  An online shop is available, but only in Japanese language for now  Still, says Hikami, “its good enough for checking images.” Visit

22:14 25 Jul , 2024