Event Recap

March 20, 2017

Event Recap: Succulents + Sake @ Sunset Magazine

by Kayoko Akabori

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Yoko and I were so excited to be a part of “Succulents + Sake” at Sunset magazine’s HQ, right here in Jack London Square in Oakland. 

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March 14, 2017

Event Recap: Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) 2017 at Umami Mart

by Kayoko Akabori

On March 5, we celebrated Hinamatsuri, a Japanese holiday commemorating the strength and health of women.

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March 7, 2017

Event Recap: Japanify All Day at Umami Mart

by Yoko Kumano

One of the best things to come out of 2016 was Japanify All Day, a zine that includes 21 simple Japanese recipes that I wrote, and that Kayoko and Sarah edited.

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March 6, 2017

Event Recap: Japanify Zine Party at The Kebabery

by Kayoko Akabori

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Two weeks ago, we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek into The Kebabery, a new eatery opening soon in North Oakland.

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February 16, 2017

Event Recap: 4th Annual Japan Beer Fest

by Yoko Kumano

This past Sunday, we hosted Japan Beer Fest along with the Trappist for the fourth time.

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December 20, 2016

Event Recap: The Complete Cocktail Manual Author Event and Demo

by Yoko Kumano

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Kayoko and I always been a fan of Lou Bustamante’s write-ups in the SF Chronicle.

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December 9, 2016

Event Recap: Sake Gumi Underground

by Kayoko Akabori

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Last week we teamed up with Blind Tiger for Sake Gumi Underground, our second annual Sake Gumi Social.

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August 16, 2016

Event Recap: 4th Annual Umami Mart Matsuri

by Yoko Kumano

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This past Saturday we celebrated our four-year anniversary in Oakland. And as we have done every year since opening, we threw ourselves a huge birthday party.

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August 1, 2016

Event Recap: Intro to Making Syrups with Emily Han

by Kayoko Akabori

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We had such a great time with Emily Han, who spent a Sunday afternoon showing us how to make syrups.

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July 28, 2016

Event Recap: Preserving and Cooking with Shio Koji @ Preserved Oakland

by Yoko Kumano

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This was our second time teaching the Preserving and Cooking with Shio Koji class at Preserved, a retail shop focused on preserved and fermented goods, owned and operated by our good friend Elizabeth.

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