Umami Mart sprouted into this world as a food + drink blog in 2007, with contributors from NYC, Tokyo, LA, San Francisco, São Paulo, London and Copenhagen. Over the years, it has grown into a Japanese bar and kitchenware importing business. – from Umami Mart’s website
Manual Labor has worked with owners Yoko Kumano and Kayoko Akabori to bring to life the vision created with Copenhagen-based Designer Ander Arhoj for a Japanese kitchen and barware mecca. We’ve collaborated over the last seven years to build out their flagship store in Oakland. Our work with Umamimart has included planning, design, building, and installation.