Meet Momo

Momo means ‘peach’ in Japanese, a symbol of a long, healthy and happy life. The shop, opened in November 2007 at the main crossroads of Seattle’s Japantown, is owned and run by Lei Ann Shiramizu (aka Lala) and hubby Tom Kleifgen (Mr. Happy). Lei Ann was raised in Hawaii where stores with a general mix, like Momo, are fairly common. Tom hails from Minnesota. Together, they’re a match made in Spam (Hawaii consumes four million cans of Spam a year, a heck of a lot more than in Minnesota where it’s made).

People from all over the world send Momo treats to stash in the post office box behind the wrap desk. Sugoi, neh!

Momo Guy Leland was spotted sporting black and blue by Seattle Fashion TV style scout (http://seattlefashiontv.com/blog/2010/04/19/seattle-university-leland/) at Seattle University’s 2010 fashion show.






5 comments:

  1. I love Momo for their unique gift ideas and their organic clothing! The decor is pretty fab too!

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    1. Hi Laura, I just discovered your sweet comment, thank you so much and appreciate you coming by. Next time please introduce yourself so I can thank you in person. xo lala

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  2. Hi Lala, hope all it well! happy Easter, miss your smiling face! xoxoxooxx love Suziroo

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    1. Hi Suziroo, same to you. Thank you for checking in. xoxo lala

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  3. Just like all the other comments I love this store. There is always something that I can't resist. The decor combined with the friendliness of those working there makes this a very soothing place to shop at. Probably the best on Jackson St if not the whole Int'l District!! Phil

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