Tour


August 3, 2015

A Visit to Sake One Brewery in Oregon

by Yoko Kumano

DSC_0013Last month, Kayoko and I visited Portland for the 5th annual SakeFest PDX. It’s always a pleasure to hang out in Portland, and this time, we even took a side trip to the Sake One brewery in the Willamette Valley’s Forest Grove.

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June 5, 2014

TSG Hard Strong Glass Factory (Chiba)

by Yoko Kumano

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When Kayoko and I started choosing glassware for the shop, we wanted simple and functional glasses that would also look beautiful in any kitchen.

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April 21, 2014

Umamiventure #35: Kitazawa Seed Talk @ Namu Farm (Sunol)

by Kayoko Akabori

It’s been forever since we’ve organized an Umamiventure in its purely old-school, meet-up spirit. Remember, when I would randomly announce an event, a little bit out of the neighborhood, and we would meet up at said location no matter how long it took to get there?

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April 16, 2014

Inside Yukiwa Barware Factory

by Kayoko Akabori

Our main objective for our trip to Japan (besides noodles and ekiben) was to visit the many factories where they make the bar and glassware we select for Umami Mart.

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