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We’re Remodeling our Seattle Store

We’re Remodeling our Seattle Store

October 8, 2019

COMING 2020 Exciting changes are coming to Uwajimaya! Starting this fall we will be updating our Seattle store to improve your shopping experience, so things will look a little different around here for a while.  We are committed to providing the same level of service you have come to expect...

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An open letter to our employees and the community about the closure of Keiro Northwest

An open letter to our employees and the community about the closure of Keiro Northwest

September 17, 2019

To our valued employees, customers, partners and community members: From its earliest days over ninety years ago, Uwajimaya and the Moriguchi family have been deeply committed to building a strong community and helping those in need. My grandparents were known to offer a meal, job or even a place to...

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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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