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Check Out Our Fun New Kids Corner!

Welcome to the Umami Mart Kids Corner! There are so many hand-made children's toys and nostalgic motifs we come across during our travels in Japan, we couldn't resist making a little spot for them at our store. We've brought in some fun new accessories for children...

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Introducing the Bricks Tabletop Collection

The Bricks Tabletop Collection combines modern design with time-tested durability to create a distinctive tabletop setting. Made with special Shigaraki red clay, blended exclusively for this series, the copper-toned trim provides an earthy accent against bold glazes. These versatile porcelain pieces are hand-glazed, and inspired by ancient Japanese wa textures and nostalgic Americana...

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New Stuff!

We have a slew of new products from Japan – that's kitchenware, sakes, beers, glassware, and more! Here are a few that have been especially popular. ALUMINUM COOL STRAW Enjoy your next iced tea,...

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CONDIMENT ALERT! Crystallized Shoyu

75 grams of liquid soy sauce is condensed into 20 grams of Crystallized Shoyu, making it a potent condiment that can be shaken on grilled meats, pasta, pizza, rice, or toast. This naturally fermented condiments has one-sixth the sodium of its...

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Introducing New Fruit Wood Hashi

These all natural hashi (chopsticks) are made with wood from Persimmon, Mandarin, or Peach trees and finished in beeswax for a silky smooth feel in your hands. Unlike hashi sealed with synthetic lacquer, these won't...

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Zero Everything: Suntory All-Free

ZERO alcohol, ZERO gluten, and ZERO calories?? Could this be true?!?!?! Suntory All-Free is perfect for designated drivers, pregnant women, and those of us who want the taste of beer but don't want the alcohol, gluten, or calories! Non-alcoholic beer has always been...

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NEW! Tofu Spirits Tenugui

Call them creepy, playful, or just plain weird – but you can't deny the drawings on this Tofu Spirits Tenugui Kitchen Towel are quite entertaining. From the bathing tofu man to the one shape-shifting into a tea kettle, each character is...

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No-MSG Dashi

Combine two teaspoons of our No-MSG Dashi pellets with two cups of water for instant dashi! These pellets are made with flying fish and bonito. At last, you can enjoy umami without the MSG in a jiffy!

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Beniotome Sesame Shochu

Beniotome is the pioneer of sesame shochu in Japan! Surprisingly neutral and clean at first (thanks to its make up of 60% wheat, 30% rice, and 10% sesame), but gives way to a rich sweetness of full-on toasted sesame. A smooth, mellow mouthfeel slides into a...

Drink More Shochu!

HAMA NO IMOTASWEET POTATO SHOCHUThe LA Times calls this shochu, "a profoundly aromatic sweet potato shochu," and it certainly is! Smooth with hints of mineral, Hama no Imota is rich on the palate. The fragrances go wild...

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Introducing Akashi Whisky

Eigashima Shuzo, famed for its sake since the Edo period (1603-1868), is one of Japan's oldest whisky distilleries. The first to obtain their distillery license in 1919, they began making shochu and other spirits. Since 1984, they have been producing Akashi whiskies at their White Oak facility...

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Kaico Drip Kettle

Kettles with long necks, like our Kaico Drip Kettle, are also known in the industry as "Gooseneck" kettles and are ideal for controlling the flow of hot water into your morning cup of pour over coffee. You want to keep the flow slow and...

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New! Ryukyu Ohcho Awamori

Awamori is a distilled spirit made with long grain rice that can only be made in Okinawa, Japan. It has a distinct grassy, pungent aroma, and can be potent. Just one glass can pack a punch! Ryukyu Ohcho Awamori, crafted by Tarawaga...

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Yuzu Umeshu In Stock!

Distilled in Wakayama, famous for its ume (Japanese plum), this Yuzu Umeshu is sweet and sour with a kick – thanks to the pleasant marriage of ume, yuzu, and shochu. We recommend trying this umeshu on the rocks or with soda. A refreshing drink...

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Tri-Pot by Studio Arhoj

Hand-cast in classic terracotta clay and developed in collaboration with plant experts, the Tri-Pot by Studio Arhoj is designed with hollow legs allowing excess water to drain down into the matching saucer. The pots are unglazed and will in time develop...