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Tonkatsu

Tonkatsu

April 11, 2016

Tonkatsu, deep fried breaded pork cutlet, is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. You can find it on menus at restaurants, in school cafeterias and even in convenience store bentos (or lunch boxes). The origin of tonkatsu can be traced back to the Meiji period, during the start...

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Ehime Food Fair March 16-22

Ehime Food Fair March 16-22

March 4, 2016

We are thrilled to welcome several vendors from Japan’s Ehime Prefecture to share with you the opportunity to enjoy regional Japanese cuisine. Uncover the tastes and specialty products from Ehime during our Ehime Food Fair March 16-22, 2016 at our Seattle and Bellevue locations.   Ehime Prefecture is located...

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Hinamatsuri - Girl’s Day

Hinamatsuri - Girl’s Day

March 2, 2016

In Japan, Hina-matsuri, also called Girl’s Day, is celebrated each year on March 3rd.  It’s a day for parents to celebrate their daughter’s health and happiness for the future. Many families display neatly arranged hina dolls, depicting the wedding procession of an imperial...

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Staff Picks: TJ & Melona Bars

Staff Picks: TJ & Melona Bars

August 10, 2015

We are starting a new series, “Staff Picks,” on our blog featuring our very own Uwajimaya staff!  Each "Staff Picks" post will feature an employee from one of our stores and showcase an item that they particularly love.  About Our Employee Name:   TJ Hometown:...

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ACRS Celebrated 25 years for Walk For Rice!

ACRS Celebrated 25 years for Walk For Rice!

July 1, 2015

On Saturday, June 27, 2015 the Asian Counseling and Referal Service (ACRS) hosted their 25th annual Walk For Rice fundraiser. Many families and organizations, including Uwajimaya gathered to take part in this fun event and raised $204,776 and counting! This money will help over 5,600 families in our community that visit the ACRS Food...

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Aomori Japan Food Fair

Aomori Japan Food Fair

June 16, 2015

We are extremely excited to be hosting over a dozen food vendors from Japan at our Aomori Japan Food Fair next week (June 24-30, 2015).  Aomori Prefecture is known for their agricultural and fishing industries and are sharing their best regional delicacies with foodies around the world through traveling food...

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