This Just In

September 15, 2016

This Just In: Yo-Ho Brewing’s Sorry Umami IPA

by Umami Mart Staff

Japanese craft beer makers, Yo-Ho Brewing Company in Nagano, makes a beer called Sorry, which is actually an umbrella name for a series of unique brews that share one thing in common – they’re beers that the brewmasters wanted to drink. The series’ full name is “I’m Sorry! I Didn’t Ask You What You Like.” All […]

August 17, 2016

Our New Condiment Ware Line is a “Glass” Act

by Umami Mart Staff

If you know us – even if just from reading our blog or visiting our shop – you probably know we have a thing for condiments. Seasonings, spices, sauces, herbs, syrups, and other flavor enhancers make the world a better place. Needless to say, we always have lots of condiments on hand. Unfortunately, the containers store-bought ingredients come […]

August 10, 2016

New Decadent Shoyu for You: Black Garlic and Matsutake

by Umami Mart Staff

Looking to add new flavors to your tried-and-true recipe repertoire? May we suggest our latest offerings? Haku Black Garlic Shoyu and Haku Matsutake Shoyu are premium soy sauces full of flavor and complexity that’ll take ho-hum dishes to new places they’ve never been before. Brewed in Kyoto, Japan by master shoyu makers, both varieties are […]

June 9, 2016

Get Lucky! Hamaya Bring Good Fortune + Good Design

by Umami Mart Staff

  People love the wall installation of hamaya (arrow) in our Oakland shop. Drawn in by the striking stark white (and single red) wood arrows arranged in neat rows, many take photos of the wall and some ask, “What are these for?” If you’ve ever wondered that question yourself, hamaya are symbols of good luck in Japan. Much […]

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 […]

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 […]

March 31, 2016

This Just In: Studio Arhoj Umami Mart Paper Packs

by Umami Mart Staff

Studio Arhoj just released the Umami Mart Paper Pack, a set of 10 cards featuring designs and illustrations made by Anders Arhoj exclusively for our shop. The cards are made from thick, quality paper stock and can be used for various purposes. We like using them as oversized greeting cards (they’re about 6″ x 8″), writing messages on the backs and sending them off in […]

March 10, 2016

This Just In: Hasami Walnut Tray

by Umami Mart Staff

  We recently added a new product to our popular collection of Hasami Porcelain tea and coffeeware: the dark and handsome Walnut Tray. Like its lighter wood alternative, the Oak Tray, the Walnut version functions as both a cover and plate/coaster for Hasami mugs, sugar pots, and milk pitchers. Made from solid walnut wood, it goes well with Brown, […]

February 11, 2016

This Just In: Kimura Glass Company’s FunkZx Martini Glass and Stella Coupe

by Umami Mart Staff

We’ve just added two new cocktail glasses to our roster of fine Japanese glassware, and they’re real stunners. Both are from Kimura Glass Company in Eastern Tokyo, which has been crafting gorgeous handblown glassware since 1910. Long, lean, and easy on the eyes. That’s how we’d describe Kimura Glass Company’s Martini glass, The Funk Zx. Alternately, Kimura Glass […]