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We’re Turning 85 This Month (October 2013)

October 4, 2013

Can you believe it?  Uwajimaya is turning 85 years old this month (October 2013)! 

Fujimatsu Moriguchi and his wife Sadako started Uwajimaya in Tacoma, Washington from the back of a pickup truck in 1928 and it's quite amazing how far we've come in the past eight and half decades. The community has supported us for all these years and we're so grateful for all of you, so thank you!

We wanted to throw a month-long birthday party, so we have several events happening throughout the month of October.  Hope you'll join us to celebrate!

We're giving out a free limited edition retro tote bag with any $85 purchase (while supplies last).  A few months back, we came across an old Uwajimaya bag that was used at the 1962 Worlds' Fair.  We loved the design so much we replicated it for the free tote bag.  Do you like it?

We're also having our first online photo contest.  We want to see pictures that capture your favorite thing about Uwajimaya.  You can upload your photo by clicking here or you can tag #UwajimayaFavorite on Instagram or Twitter to enter.  Our Facebook fans will be voting for their favorites and the winner will get a $200 gift card, $100 for the runner up and 3rd place will get a case of ramen.  Contest ends October 31st. Good luck!

Want to win an $850 Uwajimaya gift card?  Enter at any of our four stores for your chance to win.  There will also be weekly drawings for other great prizes too!  Contest ends October 31st. 

We didn't want to leave the kids out so we're also holding a children's coloring contest (for kids 12 and under).  Download the coloring sheet by clicking here or pick one up in the gift department.  Children can win a $10 gift card and one lucky winner will receive a 20" Huffy bicycle! 

 There will also be a Japanese taiko drumming performance at each store starting with Seattle Uwajimaya Saturday, October 5th at 2pm. Beaverton Uwajimaya will have one Sunday, October 13th at 2pm and Renton Uwajimaya at 2pm on Saturday, October 19th.  Our Bellevue store will have a taiko performance on Sunday, October 27th at 1pm followed by a tuna cutting event at 1:45 pm.  Come see a massive 200+ lb. tuna and watch as we demonstration how to cut it. 

And lastly, from October 23rd to 31st, enjoy 10% off* storewide - yes, even on sale prices! Click here to view the flyer. (*Some restrictions apply - see store for details)

Phew! That is a lot of events.  Cheers to another 85 years!

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