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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 concept, Kai Market, in the South Lake Union neighborhood.  We are passionate and committed to sharing the richness of Asian food and culture with you for another 90 years!

This October, we will celebrate our 90th birthday all month long with raffle prizes, contests and giveaways.  We will end the month with our annual 10% off storewide sale (more info below).

Enter to Win
Want to win airfare for two to Japan*?  Enter our raffle beginning October 3, 2018 at any of our stores for your chance to win.  (*Airfare valued up to $3000)  Other prizes include Ipad Mini, 55” TCL Roku Smart TV, $90 Uwajimaya gift cards, Zojirushi Stainless Mugs and so much more.  No purchase necessary to enter.  Open to legal residents 18 years or older.  Limit one entry per person, per day.  Deadline to enter is October 30, 2018.

Photo Contest
We love hearing (and seeing) stories about what makes Uwajimaya so special to you.  Upload a photo with #Uwajimaya90 on Instagram between October 3-30, 2018 and share with us what makes Uwajimaya special for a chance to win a $90 Uwajimaya gift card.  See terms and conditions here.

Coloring Contest
We invite children 12 and under to help us celebrate our 90th birthday by participating in our coloring contest.  Download our coloring sheet here and submit to our stores by October 30, 2018.  Two winners will be randomly selected from each store to win a $10 Uwajimaya gift card.

What's a birthday celebration without presents?  We have special giveaways and specials planned for the first 3 weeks of October plus find 90¢ specials throughout the store all month long.


Week 1: October 3-9, 2018 - Free Uwajimaya Chopsticks with $19.28 Purchase
Receive Uwajimaya Cooking Chopsticks with $19.28 Purchase in honor of the year we were founded. Limit one per person, per day. While supplies last.

Week 2:  October 10-16, 2018 - 90¢ Retro Tote or Cooler Bag with $60 Purchase
Spend $60 and Receive an Uwajimaya Retro Tote Bag or Cooler Bag for 90¢.  Limit one per person, per day. While supplies last.

Week 3:  October 17-23, 2018 - Free Uwajimaya Cutting Board with $90 Purchase
Receive a Free Uwajimaya Bamboo Cutting Board with $90 Purchase. Limit one per person, per day. While supplies last.

Week 4:  October 24-30, 2018 - 10% OFF STOREWIDE
10% Off Storewide – yes, even our sale prices.  PLUS, take an additional 10% off gift department items.  
*Discount Excludes: Alcohol, Books, Gift Cards, Gifts to Japan, Magazines,Newspapers, Phone Cards, Shipping Fees, Stamps, Tobacco Products. Not valid on previous purchases.  Discount can not be combined with any other coupons or promotions including Chinook Book. No additional discounts for Senior Tuesdays, College Night or Case Discounts. Not Valid at Other Businesses or Tenants of Uwajimaya

Thank you for making us part of your family and community for the past 90 years.