RYUKYU RISING ORIGINS

Ryukyu Rising is the passion child of Kit Zakimi and Matt Iacovazzi. Kit was born and raised in Okinawa until 2009 when she moved at the age of 20 to Sacramento, California where she met Matt. On her trip back to Okinawa she took Matt with her who instantly fell in love with Okinawa. In the seven years, they have been together, they have done numerous trips back and forth between Okinawa and the States and recently added South East Asia to their travel destinations.


Although Ryukyu Rising plays a big homage to Kit’s home island, Ryukyu Rising has become an all-inclusive worldwide brand for those who love high-quality street and fitness wear. Designed with immense love and passion from two people who are obsessed with business, art, travel, and a little place called Okinawa.

MATT & KIT IN NAGO, OKINAWA
(Matt & Kit in Northern Okinawa 2017)