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Taste of Miyagi at Seattle Uwajimaya

Discover of the flavors of Japan's Miyagi Prefecture at our Seattle Store March 2-15, 2022.

Come discover the Taste of Miyagi.  We are excited to have share with you the specialty items of Miyagi Prefecture at our flagship location. Miyagi Prefecture is located in the northeast region of Japan along the Pacific Coast making it home to some of the best seafood in Japan.  Not only is Miyagi Prefecture known for seafood, but their unique location and climate conditions make for great water and soil for growing high quality rice.

Some featured items include:


Shaki Shaki Mekabu

Mekabu refers to the thick section near the stem of wakame seaweed.  It is packed full of nutrients and rich in calcium.  The wakame from Miyagi Prefecture is characterized by it’s thick and crunchy texture as it is from the open sea.  Add some of the included sauce and enjoy with rice, in miso soup or as a salad topping.

Abazen Shiogama Hokahoka Oden Set

Shiogama city is a major fishing port town in Miyagi Prefecture and thus a large producer of kamaboko (fish cakes).  Oden is a beloved Japanese hot pot dish.  This oden set includes a variety of fish cakes along with an oyster based soup stock.

Ishinomaki Hitomebore Rice

Hitomebore, which means “love at first sight” in Japanese, is a famous rice variety from Miyagi Prefecture.  This fluffy rice is known for having just the right amount of stickiness and subtly sweet flavor making it pair well with a wide range of cuisines.

Salted Mocha Coffee Daifuku Mochi

The specially selected mocha coffee and mineral rich “date no umashio” (salt from Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture) are blended together with sweetened red bean paste and delicately wrapped with mochi.

Kawaguchi Natto Soybeans

The soybeans found in this natto are grown in Miyagi, Iwate and Akita Prefectures.  The mild flavors and aroma of the natto make this product easy to eat.

Hoyo Genji Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

Hoyo Sake has been brewing sake since 1661 making it the oldest brewery in Miyagi Prefecture.  This “Genji” sake is a crisp and refreshing sake with a distinctive taste of cedar, grass and citrus.  It falls midway between a robust junmai and refined ginjo sake.  Pairs well with sushi and seared tuna, as well as fried dishes.

Ichinokura Junmai Daiginjo Kuranohana Sake

Over 90% of the rice used in Ichinokura sake brewing is made locally in Miyagi Prefecture.  This sake has an elegant and sweet aroma of fruits with a hint of smokiness.  The fresh fruit flavor is nicely balanced with savory flavors.  Serve this sake chilled.  It pairs well with cream cheese and cream based dishes like risotto.


The Taste of Miyagi is here for a limited time only and supplies are limited.