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Happy 86th Birthday, Uwajimaya!

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October 1, 2014

Fall is here and with it comes cooler weather, shorter days, falling leaves and Uwajimaya's anniversary!  This year, we are celebrating 86 years - happy birthday, Uwajimaya! 

Starting on October 1, 2014, we have some fun contests planned for you, our customers and supporters who make celebrating 86 years possible.  Do you have a favorite memory about Uwajimaya?  Do you remember our old Seattle store at South King Street?  Or if you were shopping with us before 1970, do you remember the little Uwajimaya on South Main Street?  What about the store we once had in Southcenter Mall - did you ever visit us there?  Times have changed but perhaps you still have fond memories of a particular store, a particular visit or perhaps even of a particular employee who once helped you out.  If so, we'd love to hear and share your story as part of our Favorite Uwajimaya Memory Contest.  Submit your favorite memory to the customer service counter at any of our four stores, message us on our Uwajimaya Facebook page or e-mail it to by October 14, 2014 and you could win one of four (4) $86 Uwajimaya gift cards! Click here to see all the official rules.

New to the area?  Not a nostalgic person?  But still love Uwajimaya?  No worries - we have a contest for you too!  We want to know and SEE what your favorite thing about Uwajimaya is right now as part of our #UwajimayaFavorite Photo Contest.  Enter a photo of your favorite thing about Uwajimaya and you could win a $86 Uwajimaya gift card or other fun prizes!  Submit your photo by October 21, 2014.  Send us your photo by using hashtag #UwajimayaFavorite on Instagram or Twitter, send it via Facebook message to the Uwajimaya Facebook page or e-mail it to Our Facebook fans will vote for their favorite photo October 22-28, 2014. Click here to see all the official rules.

And what about the kiddies?  We couldn't leave them out of the fun.  For children 12 and under, we're offering a Children's Coloring Contest.  Pick up a coloring sheet from the gift department, customer service counter or print one directly from our website (click here for sheet). Return the completed coloring sheet to the gift department by October 21, 2014. Two lucky winners from each store will be randomly selected to receive a $10 Uwajimaya gift card and one lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive a Hot Wheels Bicycle!

No time to write up your favorite Uwajimaya memory, take a photo of your favorite thing at Uwajimaya or get the kiddies to sit down and color?  Or do you want even more chances to win some fun prizes?  Come visit us in-store during our Anniversary Sale (October 15-21, 2014) and enter our raffle drawing for several more prizes including Uwajimaya gift cards, Pocky gift sets and much more!  One lucky winner will receive a $500 Uwajimaya gift card!  Enter at the Customer Service Counter.  And be sure to “like” us on Facebook and visit our Uwajimaya Facebook page for even more giveaways!

While we don't have cake to give out in celebration of our 86th Anniversary, we do have something special to share with everyone!  During our Anniversary Sale, October 15-21 2014, not only do we have some really great sales going on but we are taking 10% off* your entire purchase, even our sale prices!  Plus take an ADDITIONAL 10% off items in our gift department.  So get a jump start on your holiday shopping, try that new recipe you've been wanting to make, or just enjoy the same great products you already enjoy everyday (but with a 10% discount!) because our Anniversary Sale only happens once a year.  And while we have your ear, thank you for being a Uwajimaya customer!  We wouldn't be here without you... now let's celebrate. 

*Discount Excludes: Alcohol, Books, Gift Cards, Gifts to Japan, Lotto & Scratch Tickets, Magazines,Newspapers, Phone Cards, Shipping Fees, Shiseido Cosmetics, Stamps, Tobacco Products. Not valid on previous purchases.  Discount can not be combined with any other coupons or promotions. No additional discounts for Senior Tuesdays, College Night, Case Discounts or Restaurants. Not Valid at Other Businesses or Tenants of Uwajimaya.

No purchase necessary to participate in the contests.  Winners will be selected and notified by October 31, 2014. 

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