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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...

Sushi rice mix

Sushi Taro Rice Mix

Turn plain rice into a wonderful (and easy) chirashi sushi meal. Chirashi sushi literally means "scattered sushi"...

Korean Pancake

Korean Style Savory Pancakes (Pajeon)

In honor or Korean Food Week, we'd like to share an easy to make recipe using some...


Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year

Uwajimaya | Japanese Valentine's Day

Japanese Valentine’s Day

February 14 is Valentine's day, a day when couples exchange gifts and eat out at fancy restaurants,...



Yakisoba is a Japanese stir fried noodle dish with origins in China, made with bite sized pieces...

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