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Uwajimaya Celebrates 90 Years

Uwajimaya Celebrates 90 Years

September 7, 2018

We made it to 90!  It’s hard to imagine Uwajimaya began in 1928 when Fujimatsu Moriguchi sold homemade fishcakes from the back of his truck to Japanese laborers around the Puget Sound.  Today, we employ nearly 500 people at our four store locations and recently opened our new urban...

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Mooncakes

Mooncakes

September 5, 2018

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. The Mid Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Family and friends gather...

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Cold Somen

Cold Somen

June 1, 2018

It looks like we’re headed for another hot and dry summer in the Pacific Northwest. In Japan, one food is often eaten to help beat the country’s hot and humid days, somen noodles. .  During summer, somen noodles are eaten cold, along with a dipping...

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Shishito Peppers

Shishito Peppers

May 16, 2018

Shishito are a variety of sweet peppers grown in Japan and across East Asia. They are generally mild, but due to certain environmental changes during their growth, one pepper out of ten can be quite spicy.  Shishito can be skewered and cooked over a grill, or added to a...

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Children’s Day Origami Samurai Helmet

Children’s Day Origami Samurai Helmet

May 4, 2018

Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day) is a Japanese national holiday created to celebrate the country’s children and to wish for their happiness, health and good fortune.  It is held every year on May 5th. It is held every year on May 5th. Originally, Children&rsquo...

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Kashiwa Mochi

Kashiwa Mochi

May 2, 2018

Kashiwa Mochi is a traditional Japanese confectionery made of mochi that is filled with sweet red bean paste and wrapped in an oak leaf. Kashiwa Mochi is commonly eaten during Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day or Boys Day), a Japanese holiday held on May 5th. The oak leaves,...

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