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Celebrating our 92nd Anniversary

October 12, 2020

In 1928 Calvin Coolidge was president, milk cost 35 cents a gallon and Fujimatsu Moriguchi started Uwajimaya in Tacoma, Washington selling handmade fishcakes to Japanese laborers in the Pacific Northwest. Now led by Fujimatsu’s granddaughter, almost a century later Uwajimaya has grown from the back of Moriguchi’s truck to 4 stores, including the newly remodeled flagship store in Seattle.

This week (October 14-20, 2020) Uwajimaya celebrates its 92nd anniversary sale with 10% off throughout the store (click here to see flyer) and a virtual cooking demonstration with Chef Taichi Kitamura.  Taichi is a Kyoto native who has lived in the Seattle area for 30 years.  He is the executive chef/owner of Sushi Kappo Tamura which serves local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients in authentic Japanese preparations.

Uwajimaya is pleased to collaborate with Chef Kitamura on Thursday, October 15th at 6:00 PM (PDT) via Facebook Live as he prepares Sake Steamed Halibut and Manila Clams with Yellow Bean Sauce. Pick up the ingredients and cook along as chef Kitamura prepares one of his favorite dishes. Visit our Facebook page ( for more information.

Come in and check out the new layout of the Seattle store, complete with new Sashimi cutting station and Sake section.

Post a picture of your grocery haul with the hashtag #MyUwajimayaHaul for a chance to win one of 5 $92 gift cards. Pictures must be posted between October 14-20, 2020.

And as always, thank you for shopping at Uwajimaya.