Happy 94th Birthday, Grandma!

Happy 94th Birthday, Grandma!

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 13th Jun 2014

Last week we had the honor of celebrating the 94th birthday of Fumi-san. She is the grandmother of Ms. Yuri Nonaka, whom many of our customers have known well for years. Fumi-san, and Yuri’s … read more
Blossoms and Birds Herald the Coming of Spring

Blossoms and Birds Herald the Coming of Spring

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 2nd Feb 2014

It is still cold, and Spring seems a way off. However, days are starting to get longer noticeably, and unmistakable signs of change are in the air. The plum trees in my backyard have hundreds of pr … read more
Are you ready for 2014?

Are you ready for 2014?

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 31st Dec 2013

All of us at WAWAZA wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. No matter what they are, may all your wishes for this new year come true. Happy Holidays! … read more
Hoshigaki: Dried Winter Persimmons

Hoshigaki: Dried Winter Persimmons

Posted by Yuri Nonaka on 4th Dec 2013

There is a chill in the air. Winter will be here in Japan soon. Persimmons are in season; bright red, sweet, juicy and bursting with flavor. Our local farmers dry them to make a tasty treat calle … read more
Festival of Wild Camellias in Miyazaki

Festival of Wild Camellias in Miyazaki

Posted by Yukiko Kisaki on 27th Feb 2013

Last weekend was the time for our annual tsubaki matsuri Festival of Camellias in Miyazaki's Tsubakiyama (Camellia forest). Wild Japanese Camellias (called yabu tsubaki) are native to the region, a … read more