March 2, 2017

Get Classic Japanese Design: Hard Strong Stacking Glasses

by Umami Mart Staff

Toyo-Sasaki Hard Strong Stacking Glasses are classic Japanese glass tumblers. You’ll see them in ramen shops, izakayas, and other casual eateries throughout Japan. If you’re a local to the Bay Area, you might’ve spied them in use at Ramen Shop in Oakland. Use Stacking Glasses for a variety of drinks, from beer, juice, water, iced […]

July 15, 2016

Diamonds + Gold: A New Take on an Old Fashioned

by Umami Mart Staff

We love the restrained refinement of gold-rimmed glassware. A touch of bling adds just the right amount of ornamentation without going overboard. Our newest glasses up the bling times two – diamond cut glass and gold edging along the lip – but are still tasteful and elegant. In fact, we think the Toyo-Sasaki Diamond Cut Old […]

June 23, 2016

Create Your Dream Registry at Umami Mart!

by Umami Mart Staff

Wedding bells in your future? Congrats! We’re excited for you, not only for your big day, but because now’s your chance to receive all those cool things you’ve always wanted for your home! Be sure your friends and family get you what you really want by creating a registry at Umami Mart. You’ll be able to […]

May 26, 2016

This Just In: Toyo-Sasaki Flat Bottom Circle Glasses with Gold Rim

by Umami Mart Staff

Our newest Flat Bottom Circle Glasses with Gold Rim are an elevated version of our Flat Bottom Circle Glasses. The circumference of each glass is edged in gold, making these otherwise simple, but well-designed tumblers, stand out. Very snazzy, if we do say so ourselves! Circle Glasses come in three sizes – Small (3.4 oz), […]

May 19, 2016

New Ways to Sip and Serve Sake

by Umami Mart Staff

We have a couple new wares on our shelves that are perfect for the next time you serve sake: First up, the Sake Gumi carafe. You don’t have to be a member of our sake club to procure this porcelain tokkuri featuring the Sake Gumi logo. This carafe has a small pouring spout (a style that’s hot […]

May 12, 2016

30% Off All Diamond Cut Glassware!

by Umami Mart Staff

Our Diamond Cut glassware line is one of our most popular for a reason. These handsome drinkware and mixing glasses with the traditional hatched pattern look good in any home or bar. And because they’re made in Japan, they’re top-notch quality to boot. So is it crazy that we’re offering our entire Diamond Cut line on sale […]

May 2, 2016

Introducing Bar and Glassware by Umami Mart

by Kayoko Akabori

When we first launched Umami Mart in 2007, we were a wee food and drink blog. I informed NYers about secret ramen spots, Yoko mused about weird foods in Japan, Anders updated us about the latest on controversial food packaging, Erin uploaded stunning food photos, Ryohei obsessively battled himself in the kitchen and provided extensive play-by-play recipes, and Payman […]

April 28, 2016

This Just In: Hard Strong Petal Highball

by Umami Mart Staff

Our new Petal Highball is the perfect glass for all your spring drinks! With a subtle concave petal pattern circling its base, the Petal Highball is not just pretty, it’s also strong – Hard Strong. Made with Toyo-Sasaki’s Hard Strong glass-strengthening technology, the Petal Highball is dishwasher safe and dependably durable. Love the pattern? Put the petal to the metal and get […]

June 5, 2014

TSG Hard Strong Glass Factory (Chiba)

by Yoko Kumano

When Kayoko and I started choosing glassware for the shop, we wanted simple and functional glasses that would also look beautiful in any kitchen. With that in mind, we knew one of our mainstays would be the Hard Strong Stacking glasses manufactured by Japan’s famous glass company Toyo-Sasaki. Ramen shops and teishoku (set meal) joints […]