What's in Store Blog

June 12, 2020

Paper Cranes

...sharing something special.

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May 29, 2020

Dogs vs Cats

The Inu Hariko is viewed as a symbol of protection, loyalty and family, it is often given as a gift to children and pregnant women. So the next time you think, “What a cute looking cat!” think twice because it may not be a cat but an Inu Hariko!

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May 19, 2020

Mask On, Mask Off—Staying Safe in Mr. Miyagi Style

Well, it’s looking like face coverings are going to be with us for awhile. And instead of the people who are monku-ing about it, I admire those individuals who are trying to make masking-up fun and even meaningful.

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May 07, 2020

Let us help you de-stress!

seed packet

The JANM store carries Japanese vegetable seeds from the Kitazawa seed Company founded in 1917. Kitazawa seed company is the oldest seed company in the US to sell Asian vegetable seeds in the US. We carry seeds for Japanese eggplant, kabocha, daikon, edamame, cucumber, and my personal favorite red (aka) shiso. In fact I am including a recipe for a refreshing iced red shiso drink at the end of this blog!

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April 30, 2020

Mother's Day is Coming


It’s been ten years since Momo Nagano shuffled off her mortal coil. And yes, I know this blog is for promoting products, but with Mother’s Day coming up, I started thinking about my mom...

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April 23, 2020

Trout Season

Traditionally, the latter part of April is when fishermen can start catching trout in the Eastern Sierras of California.

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April 14, 2020

Game on!


Now might be the perfect time to learn how to play hanafuda, the traditional Japanese “flower cards!

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