Event Recap

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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June 27, 2016

Event Recap: Sakqueso!

by Kayoko Akabori

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Sakqueso!, just as the name suggests, was an event we put on pairing cheese with sake.

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May 6, 2016

Event Recap: Sake Dinner at Camino

by Kayoko Akabori

A motto around Umami Mart is that, “We only work with our friends.” We cherish our community and Yoko and I love being able to source products for the shop by artisans that we know personally, and throw fun parties with them too.

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April 29, 2016

Event Recap: Kayoko’s Cherry Blossom Cobbler Birthday Festival 3000

by Sarah Han

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Last Thursday, we celebrated a momentous occasion – Kayoko’s 36th birthday! Collaborating with our friends at Holy Mountain, we threw a party that we dubbed Kayoko’s Cherry Blossom Cobbler Birthday Festival 3000.

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April 21, 2016

Event Recap: Tohoku Springs Back!

by Kayoko Akabori

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I’m happy to report that we had a successful fundraising event for Tohoku last month. This was our first collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies, and we’d all agree that it was awesome.

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January 27, 2016

Event Recap: 3rd Annual Japan Beer Fest

by Kayoko Akabori

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When we co-hosted our first Japan Beer Fest in 2013 with our neighbor The Trappist, we had no idea that it would become an annual event.

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November 30, 2015

Event Recap: Stirred Not Shaken at Forgery SF

by Kayoko Akabori

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Photos by Yoko Kumano

Together with Plumpjack Wine & Spirits, we hosted a cocktail crafting event at Forgery a couple months ago.

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November 16, 2015

Event Recap: Mad About Genshu, Our First Sake Gumi Social!

by Kayoko Akabori

Photos by Daniel Metcalf

We had our very first Sake Gumi Social last weekend — it was a BLAST!

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September 7, 2015

Event Recap: Hakkaisan Brewery Sake Tasting @ Alchemy Bottle Shop

by Yoko Kumano

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Umami Mart has two connections to Hakkaisan. It was the first sake brewery that Kayoko and I visited in Japan back in 2011 when we went with a group of chefs and artists from the Bay Area as part of a collective called Open Harvest.

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August 20, 2015

Event Recap: 3rd Annual Umami Mart MATSURI

by Yoko Kumano

Umami Mart is all grown up. Although she’s only 3 years old, the lifespan of a business seems to whiz by and feels like it goes by in dog years.

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