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Uwajimaya | Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiac

While New Year's in Western cultures are important holidays, the Chinese New Year differs quite a bit....

Chinese New Year Candy Box

Lunar New Year Lucky Snacks

The Lunar New Year is celebrated by several Asian countries and is one of, or perhaps the...


Beat the Heat with these Japanese Summertime Foods

Summer in Japan can be hot, with temperatures in July and August often reaching above 90 degrees...

Children's day

Children’s Day

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

Uwajimaya | What is Songkran

What is Songkran?

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


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...

Sushi rice mix

Sushi Taro Rice Mix

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

Kashiwa Mochi

Kashiwa Mochi

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

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year