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One Year of Umami Mart Oakland

Our first year as Umami Mart in 3D has zipped by. We opened our doors at 815 Broadway on August 3, 2012, and what a year it's been! It seems like only yesterday that Yoko and I were having one of our weekly meetings at...

UMAMI MART OPEN

Photos by Erin Gleeson We did it! With the loving support from our friends, family, and community, Yoko and I have opened Umami Mart, a retail shop in Oakland, CA, specializing in kitchen + barware from Japan. The idea for starting a brick-and-mortar shop really...

This Friday: UMAMI MART OPENING PARTY!

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS??? Umami Mart's big grand opening is tomorrow night! The doors will officially open at 6pm sharp, and we'll be having a special kagamiwari ceremony at 6:30pm, which is a tradition of breaking open a cask of sake. It symbolizes the...

Umami Mart Grand Opening August 3 (OAK)

Hello! Sorry I haven't been blogging much, but I wanted to update you on how the shop is coming along. Our big opening day will be next Friday 8/3! Waaaaa! We're slaving away here every day and have put everyone we know to work. Ha!...

Big News! Umami Mart Lands in Oakland

I am ecstatic to announce that Yoko and I will be opening a real-deal brick and mortar store in Oakland, California!!! This all happened very quickly for us and these last few weeks have been filled with meetings, many trips to...