Umami Mart Registry

Japanify: Shiojake Donabe Rice

A few weeks ago, Kayoko and I were invited to our friend Mariko's house. Along with her partner, two twin boys, and Frenchie, their house was warm, inviting, and lively. I always find it restoring and inspiring to visit friend's houses and eat together....


New Gift Sets!

We've handsomely bundled up some of our most popular products together to simplify the holidays for you. Our Classic Gift Sets are always a hit – and here's more to get your gift-giving juices flowing! Enjoy an array of Japan-inspired...

Lazyass Cookin'

Cozy Donabe Party

When the days become shorter and the air crisper, it's time to bring out my donabe from the depths of my kitchen cupboards. I give it a good dusting-off and wash, then let it sit in the sun to dry. Once this ritual is...

Do Nabe in a Donabe

Donabe is all the rage! Get our Shiga Donabe Japanese clay cooking pot and the Donabe book, by Naoko Takei Moore and Kyle Connaughton for a nabe party!