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Gluten-Free Desserts

Whether or not you have a sweet tooth, we all get that craving for something sugary from...


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Uwajimaya Staff Favorite Snacks

With many of us stuck inside, we've been thinking lately about which snacks we'd want to stock...

Children's day

Children’s Day

Across Japan, colorful carp-shaped windsocks called koinobori are flying outside homes in preparation for Kodomo no Hi...

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Top Beauty Products

When you think of Uwajimaya, what comes to mind first? Groceries and delicious food? That's fair —...

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Uwajimaya | What is Songkran

What is Songkran?

While many communities in Asia celebrated the Lunar New Year in January, people in Thailand and other...


Uwajimaya Staff Favorites

Whether you've been an Uwajimaya regular for decades or are an eager newcomer to our aisles, an...


Traditions of Hinamatsuri

When most people think about the Japanese Girls' Day holiday (Hinamatsuri, 雛祭り) in Japan, images of elaborate,...


Cold Somen

It looks like we're headed for another hot and dry summer in the Pacific Northwest. In Japan,...

Shishito peppers

Shishito Peppers

Shishito are a variety of sweet peppers grown in Japan and across East Asia. They are generally...

Kabuto origami

Children’s Day Origami Samurai Helmet

Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day) is a Japanese national holiday created to celebrate the country's children and...

Kashiwa Mochi

Kashiwa Mochi

Kashiwa Mochi is a traditional Japanese confectionery made of mochi that is filled with sweet red bean...