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On Our Tasty Autumn Friend the Mooncake

On Our Tasty Autumn Friend the Mooncake

September 22, 2020

Depending on what time of year you’re reading this, you might be feeling a bit melancholy about summer fading into the chillier fall months. We want to look on the bright side, though — this seasonal transition means we’re getting closer to the Mid-Autumn Festival season,...

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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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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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Top Beauty Products

Mandom Gatsby Moving Rubber

Top Beauty Products

April 21, 2020

When you think of Uwajimaya, what comes to mind first? Groceries and delicious food? That’s fair — we do have lots of those to go around. But not to be outdone, Uwajimaya’s beauty department has a cornucopia of treasures to help you look and feel your...

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Sendai Beef from Miyagi Prefecture Japan

Sendai Beef from Miyagi Prefecture Japan

March 10, 2020

Nestled in the heart of Japan’s Tohoku region, Miyagi prefecture stretches from the mountains to the Pacific Ocean. The fertile plains surrounding the city of Sendai grow much of the rice that gives Tohoku the reputation of “granary of Japan”. Despite Tohoku’s reputation for...

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Traditions of Hinamatsuri

Hinamatsuri

Traditions of Hinamatsuri

February 27, 2020

When most people think about the Japanese Girls’ Day holiday (Hinamatsuri, 雛祭り) in Japan, images of elaborate, multi-tiered Girls’ Day doll displays (hinakazari, 雛飾り) often come to mind. The dolls represent the Emperor and Empress of the Heian period with their attendants and court musicians. Traditionally, families set out the...

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