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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 fairs. Aomori is the northernmost prefecture on the main island of Japan surrounded by three bodies of water and pristine natural beauty. It is also the birthplace of the Fuji Apple and Japan's largest producer of apples.

The exhibitors will be sampling and selling products such as black garlic, teas, mochi, seafood and much more at our Seattle and Bellevue locations.  Select items will be available for purchase at our Renton and Beaverton locations.

In addition, we have taiko drum and koto (Japanese harp) perfomances scheduled at our Seattle and Bellevue stores.  Seattle store entertainment:  June 24th - taiko (11am) and koto (2pm & 4pm); June 27th - taiko (11am) and koto (2pm & 4pm); June 28th - taiko (11am & 2pm).  Bellevue store entertainment: June 24th - koto (11am) and taiko (3pm); June 27th - taiko (3pm); June 28th - koto (11am, 2pm & 4pm).

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Exhibitors and featured items include:

  • Kanesho Apple Dressings and Vinegars: High quality apple dressings and vinegars made from famous Aomori apples
  • Kashiwazaki Seika Black Garlic and Gobo Root Products: Black garlic is fermented in pure water and is a delicacy of Aomori while gobo root is believed to provide several health benefits
  • Aji no Kakunoya Seafood Items: Featuring a variety of items including red fish, mackerel, saury, scallops and black rockfish
  • Shingomura Senbei: Enjoy a variety of delicious Japanese senbei (rice crackers) in various flavors including apple and creamy caramel
  • Nanbusoken Kuwa Cha: Kuwa cha (mulberry tea) is caffeine free and high in calcium
  • Konohato Tea: High end teas including green, oolong and green tea with bergamot & lavender
  • Miyakin Mochi:  Delicious sweets including gori mochi (deep fried manju with mochi filling) and goma daifuku (rice cake with sesame and red bean filling)
  • Aji no Kaiodo Senbei Jiru: Senbei Jiru is a traditional soup of Hachinohe, Aomori where rice crackers are broken into pieces and added into one pot soup dishes
  • Arpajon Pastries: Delicious cheesecake and pound cake desserts using ingredients from Aomori
  • Raguno Sweets:  Featuring Kininaru Ringo Pie (A whole Aomori Fuji apple soaked in syrup, wrapped with crust and baked until crispy on the outside), chocolates and apple sticks
  • Growth Gobo Cha:  Tea made from (burdock root) is believed to provide several health benefits
  • Sabaya Sushi: Featuring a variety of saba (mackerel) sushi rolls
  • Lemella Cosmetics: Cosmetic line specializing in high moisture skin care without the use of synthetic colors, fragrances, mineral oils or parabens
  • Tsugaru Nuri:  This special type of lacquerware uses a traditional technique of applying several layers of lacquer to produce elegant and unique patterns on products such as jubako (tiered boxes), chopsticks, bowls and even smart phone cases
  • Plus many more specialty items from Aomori!

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Demo Schedule

Wednesday, June 24th

  • Seattle Store: Growth Gobo Tea, Konohato Tea, Aji no Kakunoya Seafood, Nanbusoken Kuwa Cha, Lemella Cosmetics and Tsugaru Nuri
  • Bellevue Store: Aji no Kaiodo Senbei Jiru, Arpajon Pastries, Kashiwazaki Black Garlic and Shingomura Caramel Senbei

Thursday, June 25th

  • Seattle Store: Growth Gobo Tea, Konohato Tea, Nanbusoken Kuwa Cha, Lemella Cosmetics and Tsugaru Nuri
  • Bellevue Store: Ajino Kaiodo Senbei Jiru, Arpajon Pastries, Kashiwazaki Black Garlic, Shingomura Caramel Senbei and Aji no Kakunoya Seafood

Friday, June 26th

  • Seattle Store: Kashiwazaki Black Garlic, Shingomura Caramel Senbei, Kanesho Shoyu & Vinegar and Miyakin Mochi
  • Bellevue Store: Aji no Kaiodo Senbei Jiru, Arpajon Pastries and Tsugaru Nuri

Saturday, June 27th

  • Seattle Store: Aji no Kaiodo Senbei Jiru, Arpajon Pastries, Kashiwazaki Black Garlic, Shingomura Caramel Senbei, Kanesho Shoyu and Vinegar and Miyakin Mochi
  • Bellevue Store: Growth Gobo Tea, Konohato Tea, Aji no Kakunoya Seafood, Raguno Sweets, Takko Black Garlic, Nanbusoken Kuwa Cha and Tsugaru Nuri

Sunday, June 28th

  • Seattle Store: Growth Gobo Tea, Konohato Tea, Aji no Kakunoya Seafood, Raguno Sweets, Takko Black Garlic, Nanbusoken Kuwa Cha, Miyakin Mochi and Tsugaru Nuri
  • Bellevue Store: Aji no Kaiodo Senbei Jiru, Arpajon Pastries, Kashiwazaki Black Garlic, Shingomura Caramel Senbei and Kanesho Shoyu & Vinegar

Monday, June 29th

  • Seattle Store: Raguno Sweets, Nanbusoken Kuwa Cha, Takko Black Garlic and Tsugaru Nuri
  • Bellevue Store: Growth Gobo Tea, Konohato Tea, Aji No Kakunoya Seafood and Lemella Cosmetics

Tuesday, June 30th

  • Seattle Store: Aji no Kaiodo Senbei Jiru, Nanbusoken Kuwa Cha, Aji no Kakunoya Seafood and Arpajon Pastries
  • Bellevue Store: Growth Gobo Tea, Konohato Tea, Shingomura Caramel Senbei, Lemella Cosmetics and Tsugaru Nuri

*Schedule and items are subject to change

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