Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Kyoto : Art : Antiques : 9|28 : 10|8

Twice a year Seattle is gifted with one of the most eagerly awaited sales around. Today we are turning our blog spotlight on our friends Jay and Kyoko, aka Kyoto Art and Antiques.

Although based in Kyoto, they also have a 10,000 square foot warehouse in Seattle’s very own Georgetown neighborhood. Each spring and fall, they host an incredible event that lasts only eleven days. If you have an interest in Asian art and/or antiques, this is a must-see. Even if you don’t, the spectacle of it alone is worth checking out. Picture a cavernous, century-old warehouse, filled to the rafters with objects that are beautiful (200 year old hand-painted silk shoji screens), esoteric (wagashi kashigata), or just jaw-dropping (a temple bell that required a small crane to hoist it into the warehouse).

Wagashi kashigata are molds for making japanese sweets (usually from rice flour).

Detail of a large hand-painted screen.
This year their Fall Sale begins on Thursday, September 28th and runs through Sunday, October 8th. For more information, please visit their website:
We’ll see you amidst the treasures!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Rice is Nice

Tasty treats are awaiting you at Momo! Straight from the tropical paradise of Hawaii come nibble-liscious delights in both the sweet and salty food kingdoms.

Our “Tomoe” rice cracker story will perfectly illustrate how hard Momo Mama Lei Ann works to find the shop truly special items: While visiting her parents in Hawaii, Lei Ann called Momo’s butter mochi mix guy. “Who has the best snacks in town, Butter Mochi Mix Guy?” she asked. He directed her to Taiyo, a snack food warehouse in Honolulu, where she met up with the very nice Lynn. As it turned out, Lynn is the great granddaughter of the founder of the company, which has been passed down through three generations. The “Tomoe” arare brand is named after her grandmother! 

Momo Mama brought a suitcase filled with these delicious island-style bites back home to Seattle to share with all of you. We have mini yakko, hearts, sakura, norimaki and a blended mix!

Perfectly crunchy! Salty with a slight hint of sweet.
Momo has also replenished our butter mochi supply. A great dessert for gluten-intolerant folks (both the classic as well as the brownie mix), and is gluten free, addictively yummy and super easy to make. 

Mmmochi! Classic Butter and a Brownie mix, too.
 Drop by, say hi, pick up some rice-y goodies and get your snack on!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Good Fortune (Sale) Continues!

Momo's Good Fortune Sale is still in full swing! There are still many beautiful things to fall in love with, for an additional 10-30% off of the sale price. Cruise in, find your new favorite addition to your wardrobe and choose your lucky fortune cookie.

Here’s a small glimpse at what is still on the Momo racks:

Conscious Clothing's “Backyard Tunic” is made in Michigan from 100% organic linen.
Perfect for now, or for layering once the weather cools down. We have XS and S.

Seattle’s own Prairie Underground! The “Earl Grey” dress is available in XS and M.

Margaret O'Leary is known for timeless designs with a modern twist.
We love the “Origami” cardigan. Available in blue and grey.

Looking forward to rain: Three Stones raincoat has a double-zip, generous
hood and drawstring in the waist for perfect comfort. Size XS and M left!
Pop in to say “hello!” and peruse the racks! And may good fortune smile up on you.