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5 Ways To Use Matcha

5 Ways To Use Matcha

August 11, 2020

While matcha has become especially popular in the West since the turn of the century, it’s been beloved in Japan for centuries. If you’re unfamiliar, matcha is made from green tea leaves that are specially processed and then ground into a powder. Unlike normal tea that...

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We’re Remodeling our Seattle Store

We’re Remodeling our Seattle Store

August 8, 2020

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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Saké, Part 1: Introduction to Saké

Saké, Part 1: Introduction to Saké

July 21, 2020

Perhaps more than any other country, rice is at the heart of Japanese cuisine; think sushi, musubi rice balls, bento boxes, mochi, donburi rice bowls and curry rice. While it plays a central part in many foods, rice is also at the heart of one of the most well-known beverages...

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Beat the Heat with these Japanese Summertime Foods

Beat the Heat with these Japanese Summertime Foods

July 7, 2020

Summer in Japan can be hot, with temperatures in July and August often reaching above 90 degrees with lots of humidity. On sweltering days like these, here are 4 things to enjoy to beat the heat. Somen (そうめん): Somen are long, thin wheat noodles often served chilled. The noodles are typically enjoyed with...

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Gluten-Free Desserts

Gluten-Free Desserts

June 29, 2020

Whether or not you have a sweet tooth, we all get that craving for something sugary from time to time. If you’re like some of us, though, it feels like many dessert foods are just some version of flour and sugar that’s then baked or fried...

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A Letter to the Community

A Letter to the Community

June 29, 2020

To the Uwajimaya Community,      At Uwajimaya, we are committed to being a progressive and collaborative community partner that welcomes and supports all customers.  We do not tolerate racism, harassment or discrimination of any kind.  We expect our employees to treat others with respect and kindness,...

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