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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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Osechi Ryori

Osechi Ryori

December 9, 2016

Shogatsu or New Years Day is considered the most important holiday in Japan.  It is a time for new beginnings, a time for tradition and feasting.  New Years Day is spent enjoying traditional “Good Luck” food with family and guests known as Osechi Ryori. Osechi Ryori...

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88th Anniversary Photo Contest

88th Anniversary Photo Contest

October 3, 2016

October marks the 88th anniversary of Uwajimaya. Show us your love by sharing a photo of what you love most about Uwajimaya.  Whether it’s your favorite product, your favorite aisle, a meal you created using ingredients from Uwajimaya – it’s up to you! Submit your...

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Mooncakes

Mooncakes

September 2, 2016

The mooncake is a Chinese pastry that is shared among family and friends during the Mid Autumn Festival or Moon Festival, one of the most important holidays in China and many other Asian countries. The Mid Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar...

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Kai Market by Uwajimaya Set to Open in Early 2017

Kai Market by Uwajimaya Set to Open in Early 2017

August 30, 2016

We are excited to announce that we will be opening our first ever Kai Market by Uwajimaya in early 2017 in South Lake Union! To find out more, read the press release below. ------ 400 Fairview Adds First-Ever Kai Market by Uwajimaya to its Market Hall in South Lake Union Kai...

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