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The Shigaraki Collection

Shigaraki is home to one of "six old kilns" of Japan, considered sacred and historical. Here you'll find ceramics made with prized red Shigaraki clay, known for its rich adobe hue and incredible heat insulation. We carry many products made with this special clay, including our...

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New Sakes!

TATENOKAWA PHOENIX SAKEEnjoy this bold, bright, medium-bodied daiginjo while spinning an LP by Phoenix, the Grammy award-winning French pop duo. That's because Phoenix (who are sake lovers) collaborated with Tatenokawa Brewery's Masashi Togami to make this lush daiginjo with hints of...

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Make It An Onsen Hygge Spa Day

We're all about hygge (pronounced hooga) here this season, a Danish term describing coziness and contentment. There's nothing that reflects hygge to us like a deep soak in an outdoor onsen in the mountains of Japan. We've brought in several products to celebrate the onsen lifestyle so...

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Get Hygge with It!

Hygge (pronounced hooga) is a Danish term describing coziness and contentment – think wool blankets, candles, Rhye on the radio. This is what our version of hygge looks like: snuggling inside a kotatsu (a low table with heaters, covered by a big futon blanket), peeling mikan (mandarins), and sipping on...

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Love Yuzu Week!

Try our favorite yuzu pantry items! YUZU SALTYuzu makes everything taste brighter! Add some pizzazz to marinades, sauces or sprinkle over your favorite fried foods. Yuzu and chicken are a classic pairing in Japanese cuisine. Try using this finishing salt on...

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Peculiar Teas for a Cozy New Year

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a lovely holiday season with plenty of love, laughter, and phenomenal food + drinks! Now it's time to unwind and be lazy at home. Try some of our teas to detox and indulge in maximum coziness...

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To a Shiny New Year

We can hardly believe the year is almost over – 2018 was a good one but we are looking forward to what's in store next! We're going for gold! Our 24K Sake Set is made for royalty, fit for a grandiose...

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Tenugui + Furoshiki Festa

We have festive tenuguis and furoshikis that range from charming and quirky, to straight up weird. Tenugui can be used as a kitchen towel, and doubles as a scarf. Tie it around your neck to keep you warm during the winter months, or use during yoga stretches!

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Umami Mart Staff Picks!

We love compiling our favorite products in the shop for the holidays, every year. If you've been to Umami Mart in Oakland, you'll recognize our fab crew and know that we're always brimming with suggestions – from sakes and whiskies, to finding the perfect gift. Happy Holidays...

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Gift Sets Galore

We have festive gifts for everyone! JAPANIFY SETFor the Top ChefFor those who love to cook Japanese food at home, or wants to get started. Japanify All Day cookbook zine  Umami Salt No-MSG Dashi Medium Mortar + Pestle Suncraft White Point Paring...

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Our Top 10 of 2018

Our best-sellers of the year make perfect stocking stuffers! +++ #10 Penato KnifeThe brass body encases the carbon steel blade, looking sleek in the office or at home #9 Japanify All Day ZineOur self-published...