March 30, 2017

Introducing New Studio Arhoj Familia!

by Umami Mart Staff

Meet the new family at Umami Mart! Studio Arhoj Familia are a family of Japanese Shinto and pop art-inspired figurines. Each Familia member is hand-cast in white porcelain, glazed in high-fire color, and then fired in the kiln three times before it’s ready to go home with you! The Familia currently residing at Umami Mart are Buru, Kayo, Fuji, Beta, […]

March 23, 2017

New in Blue: Indigo-Hued Hasami Porcelain

by Umami Mart Staff

Here’s a bolt from the blue: We just added yet another hue to our popular Hasami Porcelain Collection! The collection includes indigo-colored mugs (small, medium, and large), teapot, milk pitcher, sugar pot, and 3-1/3″ plate in a gloss finish. Blue Hasami Porcelain pieces stack perfectly with each other and the rest of the larger Hasami line.

December 19, 2016

Today Only: 10% off Studio Arhoj Black Melting Mugs

by Umami Mart Staff

Today the marks the seventh day of our 12 Days of Christmas holiday deals. Every day, from today through December 24, we’ll offer a new one-day only deal on a product in our shop. Today’s deal is for 10% off Studio Arhoj Black Melting Mugs. Find the discount code on our 12 Days of Christmas page. […]

October 14, 2016

New, Blue, and Just for You: Glossy Ocean Mist Pothead

by Umami Mart Staff

We just reupped on Sunny Side Up Studios’ Pothead Planters, including one in a new color – Glossy Ocean Mist. This serene blue hue goes well with the blissed-out face on these lovable ceramic plant pots, created by Japanese LA artist Yoskay Yamamoto. We currently have two varieties of pothead at the shop: Glossy Ocean Mist […]

July 7, 2016

Cool for Summer: Studio Arhoj Summer Bowls

by Umami Mart Staff

It’s a cool, cool summer. At least in the Bay Area, where we’re getting fogged-in a bit this week. Still, when summertime comes around, we’re all about eating chilled foods, like Hiyashi Chuka, Cold Tofu Salad, Cha-Soba, and Nikumiso Udon. Our two new Studio Arhoj Summer Bowls are perfect for tucking in to cold dishes. Their […]

November 19, 2015

Hasami Porcelain in Gloss Gray

by Umami Mart Staff

Hasami Porcelain is easy to love. Simple, modular, and beautiful, this elegant line of stacking ceramic tableware comes from an area of Nagasaki, Japan that’s renowned for its pottery. We like that Hasami is both contemporary and traditional at the same time. Until recently, we’ve only offered Hasami’s earthy Brown and Black collections of mugs, […]

November 5, 2015

Our New Kenzan Ceramics Heritage Mugs are a Handsome Pair

by Umami Mart Staff

Heritage Mugs are one of our most popular items at Umami Mart. People dig their retro style and they love them even more when they hear their cool backstory: these mugs aren’t just vintage-looking, they’re actually vintage! Originally made in the 1960s for American consumers by family-owned Kenzan Ceramics in Toki City, Japan, they never made […]