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Children’s Day

Children’s Day

April 28, 2020

Across Japan, colorful carp-shaped windsocks called koinobori are flying outside homes in preparation for Kodomo no Hi (子供の日), or Children’s Day, on May 5th. Based on the tale of a carp that swam to the head of a river to become a dragon, carp have long symbolized perseverance and...

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Top Beauty Products

Top Beauty Products

April 21, 2020

When you think of Uwajimaya, what comes to mind first? Groceries and delicious food? That’s fair — we do have lots of those to go around. But not to be outdone, Uwajimaya’s beauty department has a cornucopia of treasures to help you look and feel your...

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Noodle Essentials

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Noodle Essentials

April 14, 2020

Starch Noodles Saifun (Bean Thread) Chinese (cellophane) noodles are made from the starch of green mung beans; extremely thin, translucent when cooked. Used in: stir-fry, soup, salad, other Asian dishes. Dangmyon Korean noodles of sweet potato starch are a bit bigger than cellophane noodles and absorb flavors of other ingredients...

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What is Songkran?

What is Songkran?

April 7, 2020

While many communities in Asia celebrated the Lunar New Year in January, people in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia are preparing to celebrate the new year next week. Songkran is the Thai New Years celebration based on a solar calendar, occurring when the sun moves from the constellation...

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Uwajimaya Staff Favorites

Uwajimaya Staff Favorites

April 2, 2020

Whether you’ve been an Uwajimaya regular for decades or are an eager newcomer to our aisles, an insider perspective can be a nice helping hand. So we asked the people who know our four Pacific Northwest stores the best: What are a few of your favorite things?   ...

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An Update from our CEO Regarding Coronavirus

An Update from our CEO Regarding Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

To the Uwajimaya community, As the situation with the coronavirus continues to develop daily, the Uwajimaya team is continually reviewing and adjusting our operations to prioritize the health, safety and well-being of our employees, customers and community. In addition to the measures we have already put into place such as...

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