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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May 8, 2017

Mother’s Day is just around the corner!  If you haven’t started thinking about the perfect gift for mom, we’ve got some ideas for you.  Check out some of fun and unique gifts you can find at Uwajimaya for mom. 1.  Tea Sets ...

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Uwajimaya Debuts Kai Market in Seattle’s Vibrant South Lake Union Neighborhood

Uwajimaya Debuts Kai Market in Seattle’s Vibrant South Lake Union Neighborhood

May 3, 2017

SEATTLE, WA – (May 3, 2017) – The first Kai Market, a new urban market concept from local Asian supermarket retailer Uwajimaya, celebrates its grand opening on May 3, 2017. “We are extremely excited to unveil Kai Market which takes Uwajimaya’s trusted history and commitment to quality and authentic Asian flavors,...

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Obanyaki

Obanyaki

April 12, 2017

Today, we’d like to introduce to you a classic Japanese treat, obanyaki. Obanyaki is a round disc shaped dessert made with batter that is poured into a special mold and baked (similar to a stuffed mini pancake).   Traditionally filled with sweet red bean paste, it's not...

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Ehime Food Fair 2017

Ehime Food Fair 2017

March 1, 2017

Last year, we welcomed several vendors from Japan’s Ehime Prefecture to showcase their regions specialty items and we are excited to announce they will be back again at our Seattle and Bellevue locations March 15-21, 2017, along with their mascot, Mikyan!  Customers can look forward to tasting some...

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Japanese Valentine’s Day

Japanese Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2017

February 14 is Valentine’s day, a day when couples exchange gifts and eat out at fancy restaurants, but in Japan, only the women give presents (mainly chocolates) to men. Valentine’s Day was introduced to Japan in the 1950s by confectionery makers. It was promoted as a day...

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Fortune Cookies

Fortune Cookies

January 18, 2017

Fortune cookies, an American invention, were most likely inspired by tsujiura senbei, a Japanese cookie originally from Kyoto. Compared to fortune cookies, there're slightly larger and darker in color. Like fortune cookies, tsujiura senbei contain fortunes, but can sometimes contain small toys or other trinkets. Seattle's Tsue Chong...

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